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Sean Archer

Sean Archer

    Free higher education won’t be free
    Free higher education won’t be free
    The range of comments on the question of free higher education published in the media are interesting but they all lack peer review. In particular,...
    The case against free higher education: Why it is neither just nor ethical
    The case against free higher education: Why it is neither just nor ethical
    South Africa’s just-ousted Minister of Finance committed another R57-billion to higher education and training...
    Making skills acquisition work for everyone
    Making skills acquisition work for everyone
    The national development plan released last year by Trevor Manuel's planning commission has had a mixed reception: high praise from some commentators is matched by disappointment from others. What the plan says about skills training policy certainly inclines me to the negative end of...
    New Growth Path: End of the path
    New Growth Path: End of the path
    The new growth path has drawn sharp criticism for an unrealistic presumption that the state has the capacity to initiate and administer large-scale...
    Basic income grant: More questions than answers
    Basic income grant: More questions than answers
    Many enthusiastic people are convinced of the potential for a monthly basic income grant (BIG) to help South Africa's poor. But would it? The jury...