ARTICLES RELATING TO FREE 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.

Resignation of Sachs of 'enormous concern' - BLSA

2017-11-14 06:30

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) on Monday said that the resignation of National Treasury’s long-time budget head Michael Sachs was “enormous concern”.

Gigaba pledges to protect budget integrity as Zuma's no fee plan rocks Treasury

2017-11-13 13:39

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has promised to protect "the integrity and transparency of the Budget system and process" as Treasury's budget head Michael Sachs abruptly quits.

Rand weakens on rumours of free education, ratings downgrades

2017-11-10 15:33

The rand extended its losses on Friday, trading at R14.38 to the dollar in the early afternoon after opening at R14.24.

 

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.

WATCH: The country is being run like a Spaza shop – Cosatu

2017-11-14 21:30

Fin24 talks to Cosatu's Matthew Parks in the wake of the release of the Heher Commission's report into the feasibility of fee-free tertiary education.

Fee-free university education 'regressive' - Davis Tax Committee report

2017-11-13 19:22

In a new report the Davis Tax Committee says that fee-free higher education for all tertiary university students in SA is not “financially possible or desirable in the short- to medium term”.

The politics of free education

2017-11-13 08:16

Even if the Presidency denies it, there will most likely be an announcement on free education simply because Zuma will not be able to resist the political mileage he will gain from it, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Sitting on a transformation time bomb

2016-11-25 13:30

Rising from the ranks to become president of the Black Management Forum, Mncane Mthunzi wants to drive transformation in business – an area he believes has been neglected by both government and the private sector.

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