Fees Commission

Zuma’s free education plan will dump the costs onto academics

President Zuma dropped the bomb of all bombs on the FeesMustFall question on Saturday, declaring free and state-subsidised tertiary education. While the decision has...

Zuma’s free education plan is a ferocious hospital pass to his...

Finance minister Malusi Gigaba was the very picture of discomfort on Saturday. He was at the 54th national conference of the African National Congress,...

Zuma’s free education announcement cautiously welcomed by student leaders

On Saturday, the Presidency announced a new higher education policy, which promised free education for TVET students, and a wide-ranging grant system for poor...

Free Education at last? President Zuma announces sweeping changes to higher...

A month after the Heher Commission on Free Higher Education released its long awaited report, President Jacob Zuma announced sweeping changes to the higher...

The Fees Commission Report brings us no closer to justice for...

Almost four months after the Heher Commission completed its work and gave President Zuma its report, the fundamental issues raised by the #FeesMustFall movement...

The Fees Commission’s income contingent loans explained

University students have been protesting for free, decommodified and decolonised education since 2015. In January 2016, President Jacob Zuma in January 2016 commissioned an...

Disappointed but not surprised: the shortcomings of the Fees Commission report

The Fees Must Fall movement emerged in 2015 through university students who felt that higher education was an inalienable right no one should pay...

We did not ask for loans, that is not free education...

Student Representative Councils (SRCs) from some universities across the country are rejecting the recommendations made by the Fees Commission report on the funding of...

Universities are still studying the Fees Commission report

South African universities have welcomed the release of the Heher Commission report but are still deliberating its 750 pages before announcing what this means...

Fees Commission report calls for removal of application and registration fees

The Fees Commission report found that while fee-free education across the board is fiscally irresponsible, doing away with application and registration fees isn’t.South Africans...

Here’s how the Fees Commission wants to use BBBEE to fund...

The recently proposed Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) by the higher education ministerial task team aims at using the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment...

#FeesCommission report: How TVETs win

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions are the biggest winners according to the recommendations of the Fees Commission report. Universities will not...
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