The governing body of the Willowridge High School in South Africa’s administrative capital, Pretoria, says the school has racked up a debt of about six-million rand due to the non-payment of school fees with principal Rowan Phillips recently holding a one-man protest to emphasise the school’s plight and urging parents to make any contribution they can to keep the school from closure. Phillips’ plea has been echoed by the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools which says schools can no longer operate on a financial deficit.

Meanwhile, the Regenesys Business School in Sandton, Johannesburg has said it will reduce its fees by 60 percent to allow 5000 entrepreneurs and future business owners to obtain their qualifications through its online Master of Business Administration programmes. Speaking to eNCA, the Regenesys Foundation’s Indherani Jolene Reddy said students can enrol for the full-time or part-time distance programmes.