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Naledi Pandor: It’s all systems go for NSFAS ahead of opening of tertiary institutions

Charles Molele Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor says she does not anticipate any funding and registration hiccups during the opening of institutions of higher learning...

Tanzania: Pros and cons of fee-free education three years on

Salome Gregory Last month marked three years since the introduction of fees-free education policy in Tanzania. The policy, which meant to remove all forms of...

Ghana raising $500m in loans to fund education pledge

Moses Mozart Dzawu Ghana is raising $500m in loans to help finance President Nana Akufo-Addo’s pledge to provide free secondary education at public schools. The Ghana...

Education for black people in SA is in a terrible state

Gugu Nonjinge On December 16, 2017, former president Jacob Zuma announced that government would be phasing in fully subsidised higher education and training for poor...

Connecting the dots between the hike in South Africa’s VAT and inflation

Jannie Rossouw South Africa is bracing itself for the first increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) in many years. The hike is part of the government’s efforts...

The case against free higher education: why it is neither just nor ethical

Sean Archer South Africa’s just-ousted Minister of Finance committed another R57 billion to higher education and training over the next three years. In his first (and last...

Teacher unions welcome the budget with guarded optimism

Thabo Mohlala Teacher unions have joined scores of trade unions and some civil and NGOs in slamming Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba’s increase of the VAT...

Money won’t fix education, we need skills development, says expert

Thabo Mohlala The most critical test for making the best use of the funds allocated for education is to re-engineer our education system in such...

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