Fees Commission

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...

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...

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...

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...

Everything you need to know about NSFAS (2018)

The second week of January has seen many students across the country entering universities and registering for the first time. The National Student Financial...

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...

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...

NSFAS Is On Its Knees

The chairperson of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) Sizwe Nxasana announced on 9 August that he was resigning from the funding body....

Watch Now: COVID-19 Campus Shutdowns

In marking Youth Day, and six years since the launch of The Daily Vox, The Daily Vox hosted a discussion on one...

Everything you need to know about higher education’s CACH system

The Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) system has been pushed by universities and the department of higher education and training (DHET) as...

#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...

FMF Activist Calls For Fees Must Fall TRC, All Protest-Related Charges...

During the 2015 and 2016 Fees Must Fall (FMF) protests, many student activists were charged with public violence and destruction of property....

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...
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