FirstRand urges Ramaphosa to shun populism

2018-10-05 05:15

The government has adopted certain populist policies that the country cannot afford, according to FirstRand chairperson Roger Jardine.

If education is really a priority, we'll have to do things differently

2018-03-01 12:14

Issues of overcrowding and sanitary situations need to be addressed in our schools. We need to invest in the social services that are imperative to ensure socio-economic justice and equality, writes Gugu Nonjinge.

Govt allocates R57bn for fee-free higher education, NSFAS loans converted to bursaries

2018-02-21 14:25

Fee-free higher education will cost government R57bn and it is now the fastest growing expense, said Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Govt allocates more than R30bn for schools

2018-02-21 14:11

Government has allocated more than R1 trillion towards education over the next three years, with basic education taking the bulk of the spending.

Why the ANC is not bent on radical policies

2018-01-10 07:32

Professor Steven Friedman unpacks why the ANC is not a more "radical" party following its 54th national conference.

Zuma's alleged fee-free education adviser Morris Masutha joins PPF

2018-01-07 17:36

Morris Masutha, who was alleged to be an adviser to President Jacob Zuma, has been nominated to form part of the leadership of the Progressive Professional Forum.

To lead SA, Ramaphosa must balance populism and pragmatism

2018-01-05 07:31

Fee-free education and expropriation without compensation have far-reaching implications for the economy and need exceptional leadership, writes Professor Mashupye Herbert Maserumule.

#FeesMustFall Zuma kills the fiscus

2017-12-17 06:00

Treasury has slammed the president’s ‘unilateral’ decision to offer free higher education to poor students, saying the only way to fund this will be through tax increases.

Zuma's fee free call slated as cheap politics, hailed as bold

2017-12-16 15:56

President Jacob Zuma's announcement on fee free higher education on Saturday has been met with shock and slated as cheap politics.

History explains why South Africans on the left argue for free passes for the rich

2017-12-05 10:30

The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be arguing against free passes for the affluent, here argue for them, writes Steven Friedman.


Actually, the Budget was pro-poor

2018-03-08 10:38

There was not enough money left in the 2018 Budget to fulfil the ANC’s repeated promises to promote job creation by supporting small businesses.

Free education funded by 'expenditure reductions'

2018-02-21 19:19

The budget has shown that free higher education for poorer students will be phased in by government and that the money will mainly come from savings in other areas.

Provincial, municipal budgets cut to fund free education

2018-02-21 14:20

Provinces and municipalities are some of the biggest losers in this year’s budget, with funds allocated to it now moved to other priorities, mainly funding free higher education.

Gigaba said to propose cutting spending to fund R12bn free education bill

2018-01-12 17:50

The finance minister has told the ANC’s national executive committee Treasury is not considering a special tax or an increase in VAT to fund Zuma's free education plan, according to a source.

Union wants urgent answers on how free education will work

2018-01-09 06:15

The country needs an urgent explanation on how free education for the poor and academically deserving will be implemented and paid for, say the National Tertiary Education Union.

Zuma's #FreeEducation plan: your views

2018-01-05 11:13

Fin24 users on social media have weighed in on President Jacob Zuma's plan for free higher education announced at the ANC’s national elective conference. Here is what you said.

Zuma's fee free plan may cause chaos at SA's universities

2018-01-04 15:45

President Jacob Zuma’s move to scrap tuition fees for students from poor SA homes and freeze tariffs for those from working-class households may cause chaos during registration at public universities.

Treasury 'notes' Zuma's fee free call in short statement

2017-12-16 18:34

National Treasury has responded in a short statement to President Zuma's announcement of fee free tertiary education for most SA students, saying it "notes the announcement" and was reviewing funding proposals.

Zuma's fee free call noble, but can SA afford it? Gigaba says wait till Feb

2017-12-16 11:27

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says details of how government will finance free higher education for poor and middle class students will only be announced at the National Budget in February.

Nobel laureate Stiglitz backs fees commission findings

2017-11-20 09:21

Nobel laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz has thrown his weight behind the Heher Commission's education proposal, while warning that growing manufacturing in South Africa is not a silver bullet.

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