Schools slash teacher salaries to ‘try claw our way through’

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Schools slash teacher salaries to ‘try claw our way through’

Teachers at some private schools have had their pay cut by between 20% to 50%

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Teachers at some private schools had their salaries cut by between 20% to 50% after cash-strapped parents failed to pay fees last month.

While schools charging up to R25,000 a year have been the hardest hit, some of those in the R70,00-R120,0000 fee bracket have also recorded “a significant drop” in fee income.

Private education group Curro has set aside R50m to help battling parents who can’t pay fees, while ADvTECH has so far helped 5,386 families to the tune of R24m...

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