Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
The government has adopted certain populist policies that the country cannot afford, according to FirstRand chairperson Roger Jardine.
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.
Fee-free higher education will cost government R57bn and it is now the fastest growing expense, said Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.
Government has allocated more than R1 trillion towards education over the next three years, with basic education taking the bulk of the spending.
Professor Steven Friedman unpacks why the ANC is not a more "radical" party following its 54th national conference.
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.
Fee-free education and expropriation without compensation have far-reaching implications for the economy and need exceptional leadership, writes Professor Mashupye Herbert Maserumule.
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.
President Jacob Zuma's announcement on fee free higher education on Saturday has been met with shock and slated as cheap politics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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