Sasco calls for education tax on wealthy

2011-03-02 10:49

The SA Students Congress (Sasco) wants government to introduce an education tax on all who earn “top notch” salaries to fund free tertiary education.

“We do not believe that funding for free education will come from the Holy Spirit,” Sasco president Mbulelo Mandlana said at a press conference in Johannesburg today.

“We remain convinced that government should introduce an education tax on all South Africans that earned top notch salaries and those companies that rake profits from the South African economy.

“The elite, whose conspicuous consumption is such that it can enjoy sushi from the bodies of naked women should be heavily taxed to fund free education,” Mandlana said.

“This year alone, thousands of poor working-class students have been tossed into the streets by an intransigent higher education system that puts profits before people.

At the same time, the children of the rich continue to reap the fruits of education without hindrance.”

Mandlana said the congress would hold brief protests on all campuses across the country as part of it Free Education Campaign tomorrow and Friday.

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