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The cold shadow of exclusion
The cold shadow of exclusion
For black students at the University of the Free State, the word “exclusion” is probably the most life-changing word they will ever come across...
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,...
Fee-free education isn’t enough
Fee-free education isn’t enough
After some uncertainty, South Africa learnt last week that, over the next three years, free tertiary education will be phased in for students from...
Fallists ponder sustainable higher education
Fallists ponder sustainable higher education
The government has finally added meat to its commitment to providing fully-subsidised education for the poor and working class by allocating...
Finally: How government plans to fund free education
Finally: How government plans to fund free education
A month after university registrations opened, Treasury has finally answered the big question regarding how government will fund free higher...
This is what the 2018 Budget says
This is what the 2018 Budget says
For the first time in 25 years, the South African government will hike up Value-Added Tax (VAT) in a bid to fund the gaping hole in the national...
The fine art of domesticating a revolution
The fine art of domesticating a revolution
Cape Town, a parched city of rain worshippers and opposition contrarians, has in the past few years been refashioning itself as an art destination....
Poor school education undercuts free varsity
Poor school education undercuts free varsity
As we seek to provide free tertiary education for students of households whose income is lower than R350 000 a year, an important starting point is...
Free higher education in South Africa: Cutting through the lies and statistics
Free higher education in South Africa: Cutting through the lies and statistics
Public discussion about higher education funding in South Africa has been beset by numerous fictions and misunderstandings since the Fees Must Fall...
Unshackling licensed professions would create jobs
Unshackling licensed professions would create jobs
Licensing, permits, certification and just about anything else that restricts supply has the effect of raising prices. In some cases, this is a...
JZ’s fees plan ‘reckless, regressive’
JZ’s fees plan ‘reckless, regressive’
The presidency’s announcement on Saturday of fee-free education for some students is bad practice and bad policy. The proposal will not help...
Slice of Life: A break in poverty’s circle
Slice of Life: A break in poverty’s circle
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