South Africa’s independent & state school fees for 2024

Business Tech has published its list of the most expensive schools in South Africa
https://businesstech.co.za/news/lifestyle/741559/the-most-expensive-private-schools-in-south-africa-in-2024-with-one-now-at-r400000-a-year/

Boys schools with an established rugby programme appearing on the list include:

Independent School Location 2024 fees 2023 fees
1 Hilton Hilton, KZN R397 660 R369 920
2 Michaelhouse Balgowan, KZN R368 000 R347 680
3 St Andrew’s Makhanda, EC R363 879 R340 869
4 St John’s Johannesburg, GP R352 612 R331 091
5 Kearsney Botha’s Hill, KZN R350 130 R326 480
6 Bishops Cape Town, WC R341 430 R311 960
7 St Alban’s Pretoria, GP R328 920 R307 350
8 Kingswood Makhanda, EC R318 210 R292 710
9 St Stithians Johannesburg, GP R302 470 R280 065
10 St David’s (Inanda) Johannesburg, GP R292 840 R269 910
11 St Benedict’s Johannesburg, GP R281 854 R260 670
12 St Charles Pietermaritzburg, KZN R260 950 R243 900
13 Woodridge Thornhill, EC R247 740 R229 389
14 Clifton (excl boarding) Durban, KZN R186 426 R179 119

 

But what about the state schools?

Of the top rugby school’s this was what was available:

# STATE SCHOOL CITY/TOWN REG YEAR FEES BOARDING TOTAL
1 Maritzburg College Pietermaritzburg KZN 2024 R68 100 R100 600 R168 700
2 Durban HS Durban KZN 2024 R68 220 R89 680 R157 900
3 Pretoria BH Pretoria NV 2024 R70 200 R85 900 R156 100
4 Westville Durban KZN 2024 R70 780 R84 900 R155 680
5 Grey HS Gqeberha EC 2024 R68 400 R84 000 R152 400
6 Glenwood Durban KZN 2024 R64 590 R83 200 R147 790
7 KES Johannesburg NV 2024 R69 870 R76 300 R146 170
8 Rondebosch Cape Town WC 2024 R68 900 R65 000 R133 900
9 Jeppe Johannesburg NV 2024 R59 200 R72 400 R131 600
10 Wynberg Cape Town WC 2024 R62 350 R68 100 R130 450
11 Northwood Durban KZN 2024 R65 450 R65 000 R130 450
12 SACS Cape Town WC 2024 R61 000 R63 000 R124 000
13 Paul Roos Stellenbosch WC 2024 R57 330 R65 000 R122 330
14 Queen’s Komani EC 2024 R48 800 R66 800 R115 600
15 Selborne East London EC 2024 R51 480 R62 700 R114 180
16 Affies Pretoria NV 2024 R56 460 R55 500 R111 960
17 Menlopark Pretoria NV 2024 R53 295 R52 500 R105 795
18 HJS Paarl BH Paarl WC 2024 R44 900 R59 900 R104 800
19 Paarl Gim Paarl WC 2023 R42 100 R61 300 R103 400
20 Grey College Bloemfontein FSG 2024 R43 660 R48 000 R91 660
21 Garsfontein Pretoria NV 2024 R43 520 R48 000 R91 520
22 Dale Qonce EC 2024 R33 000 R57 708 R90 708
23 Waterkloof Pretoria NV 2024 R45 280 R44 200 R89 480
24 Boland Landbou Paarl WC 2024 R42 500 R45 780 R88 280
25 Oakdale Riversdale WC 2024 R31 320 R44 581 R75 901
26 Outeniqua George WC 2024 R31 658 R37 662 R69 320
27 Diamantveld Kimberley FSG 2024 R24 550 R40 150 R64 700

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10 Comments

  1. avatar
    #10 Deon

    @Smallies (Comment #9) Toemaar Smallies, ek het eindelose respek vir Grey, en ek bedoel dit, maar plaas dinge maar net in n baie wyer, meer volledige perspektief. En nee, geen afgod,ek stel maar baie minder belang in my Alma Mater as meeste hier doen in hulle skole, en ek glo vas al die sogenaamde groot skole, PRG ingesluit, is totaal overrated.Ek het net so baie respek vir die Paarlse skole. Uitnemende instansies, maar ek verkies steeds die skool naaste aan die huis in meeste gevalle.

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    22 January, 2024 at 02:55
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    #9 Smallies

    @Deon (Comment #7)
    Ou Boerboe…….ag shit sorry Deon,jy moet tog nie so n afgod van n skooljie maak nie,dis nie goed vir die psige nie….soos ekke al baie gese het PRG is n baie goeie skool….as jy nie toegang tot Grey Boishaai,Gim of Affies het nie.

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    21 January, 2024 at 21:57
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    #8 Deon

    Lol, Derby Avenue Brakpan wen alweer vir Grey. Pragtig Oos-Rand!!!!Smallies se mening oor PRG, overrated, laat my sooooo lag.

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    21 January, 2024 at 20:26
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    #7 Deon

    @Smallies (Comment #6)
    Maar Smallies dis jou persoonlike opinie nie gebaseer op werklike syfers. Wat betref die belangrikste, AKADEMIE, en tweede belangrikste, sport/rugby, overall, is Grey darem eksepsioneel pateties en dit gaan jaarliks agteruit. Is daar n IK , gwarr (jou woord) probleem, of kwalifiseer dit net nie as n skool nie, maar net n rugby skool met so vyf of ses goeie spanne? Nie dat dit ooit het, of ooit kon vergelyk met n Pronkskol soos PRG of Affies nie. Nee sies man, wie wil sy seun in so n plek hê? Lag my pap vir die Paarl GEMIDDELDE uitslae ook. Nie vir my nie dankie lmga. :lol:

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    21 January, 2024 at 20:09
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    #6 Smallies

    @Deon (Comment #5)
    Bra in die woorde van Drickus Du Plessis….jy weet nie wat ons weet nie….Daar is twee soorte skole in die land ,die wat soos Grey en Boishaai is en die wat graag so wil wees ….Paul Roos val in laasgenoemde groep…..whaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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    21 January, 2024 at 19:01
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    #5 Deon

    Jislike , te oordele aan die 2023 Matriekuitslae in Grey en Boyshai…..Skokkend, wat gaan aan in die Akademie daar die afgelope 100 jaar. Behalwe vir die feit dat ons hulle maklik wen op gemiddeld in sport, veral rugby. Djou, Strepies, Boishighpa, Rainier ens, moet ons vir julle n paar onderwysers , breins of beide stuur? Daar is net een skool in akademie en sport vir seuns. Res is wannabes looool. Syfers…..

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    21 January, 2024 at 10:36
  7. avatar
    #4 Palma

    Selborne school fees are about 45k for day scholars and 51k for boarders.

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    18 January, 2024 at 12:42
  8. avatar
    #3 RuggaFreak

    Also very high pupil numbers which means more money generated through fees.

    ReplyReply
    17 January, 2024 at 17:07
  9. avatar
    #2 Smallies

    @Skywalker (Comment #1)I think those schools have income streams that others don’t have ……

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    16 January, 2024 at 18:21
  10. avatar
    #1 Skywalker

    Amazing that 3 of the rugby powerhouse schools in the country (and the world in fact), Grey Bloem, Paarl BH and Paarl Gym, have some of the cheapest school fees in the country.
    As was reported on here, Northwood’s brilliant Headmaster, has moved to Paarl Gym, so I was interested to note the difference…and its over R20 000! Northwood in Durban North, KZN, is R65 450, and Paarl Gym is only R42 100.

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    16 January, 2024 at 09:20

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