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Higher Education, universities reach fee compact
Higher Education, universities reach fee compactArticle

The DHET and universities have reached another fee compact to ensure fee increases for the 2021 academic year are kept at affordable levels...

15 Mar 2021

Whoever pays for it, fees hike is needed, MPs told
Whoever pays for it, fees hike is needed, MPs toldArticle

Fees need to be hiked regardless of whether education is free or not, to take account of the economic realities facing higher education institutions, Department of Higher Education director-general Gwebinkundla Qonde says...

Tamar Kahn 9 Nov 2017

Free education unfeasible, says leaked report
Free education unfeasible, says leaked reportArticle

The long-awaited university fees commission report is expected to be released by President Jacob Zuma this week, but a leaked version of it saying that free education is unfeasible has already sparked fear of more student protests...

Michelle Gumede and Karl Gernetzky 30 Oct 2017

Anger as Zuma keeps mum on the Fees Commission report
Anger as Zuma keeps mum on the Fees Commission reportArticle

President Jacob Zuma is keeping mum on when he will make public the findings of the Fees Commission report into the feasibility of free education...

Farren Collins and Petru Saal 26 Oct 2017

ANC plays it safe: free higher education soon
ANC plays it safe: free higher education soonArticle

The ANC wants the government to provide free higher education for poor would-be students as early as next year...

Sabelo Ndlangisa 2 Aug 2017

Over R4bn for varsity fee increase
Over R4bn for varsity fee increaseArticle

Government has contributed over R4 billion towards covering university fee increases, says Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande...

7 Mar 2017

#BudgetSpeech2017: Additional R5bn to fund higher education
#BudgetSpeech2017: Additional R5bn to fund higher educationArticle

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says a provision of R5bn has been set aside to fund the higher education and training sector in 2019/20...

22 Feb 2017

State welches on Wits
State welches on WitsArticle

Wits University has increased its fees by 8% because it had been left in the lurch by the government, which had short-changed it by R54-million...

Jan Bornman and Shenaaz Jamal 6 Dec 2016

Free varsity - no free ride
Free varsity - no free rideArticle

Even the poorest university students will have to find a way to pay back the money lent to them for their fees or risk getting nailed by the taxman...

24 Nov 2016

University education 'can never be free'
University education 'can never be free'Article

SA must not deceive itself with the idea of free higher education and should focus on finding a workable model, statistician-general Pali Lehohla says...

17 Nov 2016

Fees 'cop-out' rage
Fees 'cop-out' rageVideo

"A cop-out" and a "short-term reaction to a crisis" is how analysts have described the government's decision to shield poor and middle-income students from university fee increases.

20 Sep 2016

Fees 'cop-out' rage
Fees 'cop-out' rageArticle

"A cop-out" and a "short-term reaction to a crisis" is how analysts have described the government's decision to shield poor and middle-income students from university fee increases...

20 Sep 2016

Why South Africa should not build eight new nuclear power stations
Why South Africa should not build eight new nuclear power stationsArticle

It has been an eventful year in South Africa, characterised by power cuts, parliamentary confrontations about wasteful expenditure and student fee protests. There has, however, been a massive elephant in the room that has impacted all these issues but enjoyed surprisingly scarce attention...

Hartmut Winkler 5 Nov 2015

Zero increase in varsity fees
Zero increase in varsity feesArticle

There would be zero increase in university fees next year, President Zuma announced on Friday, 23 October 2015...

27 Oct 2015

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