Fees Commission's contingency loan model gets more criticism

2017-11-17 20:07

The Heher Commission’s recommendation that a contingency loan model be considered to fund higher education, has been criticised from across the ideological spectrum.

UCT among 3 SA universities that may have to stop offering law degrees

2017-11-16 13:18

A shocking report by the Council on Higher Education has revealed that three of the country's universities are set to lose their law qualification accreditation, while the accreditation of one university has already been withdrawn.

'It still hurts me,' says father of son who drowned in school's pit toilet

2017-11-14 21:01

The father of a Limpopo school boy, Michael Komape, has testified in court how he was forced to erase photos that were taken of the pit toilet that his son had drowned in.

UDM: Contingency loan model will create to debt-trapped students

2017-11-14 16:14

The UDM has rejected a Fees Commission recommendation that income contingency loans be adopted as a funding model for students, saying it will create an army of debt-trapped graduates who have not even had an opportunity to earn an income.

Mother tells court how she found her son dead in school toilet

2017-11-14 11:11

The Chebeng community has turned out in force at the Limpopo High Court for the first day of the damages trial being brought against the state by the family of Michael Komape.

No apology from department for death of boy who drowned in pit toilet

2017-11-14 07:16

Rosina Komape, the mother of Michael Komape, 5, who died after falling into a pit toilet in 2014, has to this day had no apology or assistance from the government.

Government must leave workers' money alone – Cosatu on Fees Commission

2017-11-13 19:12

Cosatu will reject the proposed ring-fencing of R50bn from the Unemployment Insurance Fund for technical and vocational education and training colleges, the trade union federation has said.

What Zuma does with fees commission report is entirely up to him - Heher

2017-11-13 18:06

Retired Judge Jonathan Heher, who headed the fees commission, says it is entirely up to President Jacob Zuma what he decides to do with the recommendations.

Zuma must clarify if Fees report will be implemented - DA

2017-11-13 16:01

The DA says President Jacob Zuma needs to clarify if the Heher Commission report on the funding of higher education will form the basis of his government's policy going forward.

Fees Commission: TVET colleges could be biggest winners

2017-11-13 15:01

Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges will be the biggest winners if retired Judge Jonathan Heher's fees commission report is fully implemented.


Michael Komape's pit toilet death left his siblings reeling

2017-11-16 19:40

The siblings of Michael Komape, a 5-year-old boy who fell into a pit toilet in 2014, were left traumatised and in disbelief in the wake of his death.

Draft Education Bill attempts to 'fix what is not broken' – WCED

2017-11-15 19:39

While Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has labelled criticism of the draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill "apartheid nostalgia", the Western Cape Education Department has raised serious concerns over a bill it says aims to "fix what is not broken".

Free higher education must be implemented – ANCYL

2017-11-14 16:57

The ANC Youth League has called on the government to "work tirelessly in ensuring that free education is implemented", in reaction to the release of the Heher report.

Higher Education Minister welcomes release of Fees Commission report

2017-11-14 15:32

Higher Education Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize has welcomed the release of the Heher Commission report, emphasising that it does not make any pronouncements or decisions.

Personalised, life-long learning for employees, a first for SA

2017-11-14 07:54

Financial services provider Alexander Forbes has launched a new learning platform to help employees realise the benefits of lifelong learning, in a first of its kind in South Africa.

Universities, SRCs studying Fees Commission report

2017-11-13 21:54

Universities have noted the release by President Jacob Zuma of the Heher Commission report looking into the feasibility of fee-free higher education and training while a student leader has called the report's findings worse than expected.

#News24 ICYMI: Zuma's free education adviser was a spy; Gaydar co-founder falls to his death; and ex-Bok skipper calls for Coetzee’s head

2017-11-13 18:18

The Fees Commission report is finally released, dramatic footage emerged of police arresting church-goer who allegedly attacked a metro cop and R100 000 fine or 12 months in jail for Mduduzi Manana.

EXCLUSIVE: Zuma's free education adviser was a spy

2017-11-13 17:22

Morris Masutha, who dated President Jacob Zuma's daughter and is the chief architect of Zuma's blueprint for free higher education, worked for the SSA before moving to Zuma's office.

Universities SA concerned about proposed fees funding model

2017-11-13 15:57

Universities South Africa (USAf) has expressed concern over an income-contingent loan (ICL) funding model proposed in the recently-released Fees Commission report.

READ: Fees Commission report

2017-11-13 14:47

The long awaited University Fees Commission report has been released. Read it here.

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