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Varsity 2033: Save now or pay later
Varsity 2033: Save now or pay later
If you want to disabuse a person of romantic notions about parenthood, just tell them that to get their kid through university, they will probably...
Prioritise sustainability, and higher education thrives
Prioritise sustainability, and higher education thrives
COMMENTIn his 2017 budget speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan allocated an additional R5-billion to higher education over the next three...
Big dreams, high fees
Big dreams, high fees
In this, the third of a series, we speak to six students who are struggling to find the funds to pay their fees and so change their lives.
The human cost of varsity debt
The human cost of varsity debt
In this, the second of a series, we speak to five young people who are struggling to pay their university fees while the education authorities and...
​Universities have plans to register indebted students – but not all of them
​Universities have plans to register indebted students – but not all of them
Allowing indebted missing middle students to register this year “places the financial health of many universities in serious jeopardy”, a body...
​Student aid funding scheme may have a new future
​Student aid funding scheme may have a new future
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) could soon be forced to take a backseat if Cabinet endorses plans for a new entity aimed at...
​Blade’s puzzle: How to identify ‘missing middle’ students
​Blade’s puzzle: How to identify ‘missing middle’ students
The government is planning to scrutinise the income tax and financial records of families earning up to R600 000 in a bid to determine the number...
​Missing middle students add to universities debt load
​Missing middle students add to universities debt load
Universities have expressed fears that debt will spiral out of control after the department of higher education requested that they allow
Vice-chancellors want free tuition for poor students in 2017
Vice-chancellors want free tuition for poor students in 2017
The country’s 26 vice-chancellors say that the government should provide free higher education to poor students from January.
​Equal Education says high earners, taxed correctly, could fund fee-free education
​Equal Education says high earners, taxed correctly, could fund fee-free education
Lobby group Equal Education (EE) says the government should examine the personal taxation structure of the top 10% of South Africa’s earners.
​Billions potentially lost as universities stare down the barrel of a 0% fee increase
​Billions potentially lost as universities stare down the barrel of a 0% fee increase
The country’s 26 universities would collectively lose R2.2-billion if government insists on implementing a 0% fee increase at universities...

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