Free South African Higher Education 'Phased In Over 5 Years'

The National Youth Development Agency and the Department of Higher Education have welcomed President Jacob Zuma's announcement that tertiary education would be made freely available to poor and working-class students. The move is expected to cost the government at least R35-billion in currently unbudgeted-for expenditure, according to projections made by youth development organisation, the Thusanani Foundation.


#FeesMustFall protest in Cape Town (file photo).


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    Publication Date:
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