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‘Why did we take over 20 years?’ – Zuma on free education

Thuletho Zwane Former President Jacob Zuma gave a lecture in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday where he took the opportunity to slam South Africa’s governing party, the...

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...

Nsfas to receive more money from government

Mary Jane Mphahlele The Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor says government will cough up more money for Nsfas, including an additional R7.1...

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...

2018 academic year: It is all systems go, says Universities South Africa

Thabo Mohlala The management of the country’s 26 universities is working diligently to assist learners who qualify for financial assistance to ensure no one is...

No registration fee for students who cannot afford it

Ido Lekota Students from poor and working class families with combined income of up to R350 000 per annum are not expected to pay any...

We welcome free education but we’re sceptical: Wits, UCT and UKZN SRCs

Bonile Khanyi President Jacob Zuma’s announcement for free higher education has elicited mixed reactions among student activists from various institutions in South Africa. Speaking to...

Hlengiwe Mkhize’s working hard to avoid university protests next year

Thabo Mohlala Minister of higher education and training (DHET), Hlengiwe Mkhize is positive the situation at universities will return to normal when the 2018/19 academic...

Zuma will defiantly launch the alternative funding plan as his legacy project

Thabo Mohlala ANALYSIS The release of the Heher Commission report on the funding of tertiary education by President Jacob Zuma yesterday has come late in the...

Wits EFFSC refused to protest without student buy-in

Thabo Mohlala ANALYSIS The newly-elected and EFF-controlled student representative council (SRC) not to embark on university shutdown operation has taken many by surprise. The Economic Freedom...

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