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Johannesburg - According to former Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus, a wealth tax and an increase in VAT are not the only options to fund tertiary education.

Marcus was delivering a keynote address at the annual Helen Suzman Memorial Lecture in Johannesburg on Tuesday evening. She called for a holistic approach to education, with greater emphasis on early childhood education.

Ability to learn below the age of seven is huge, Marcus said. “We need to look at education in that totality,” she said. She said attention should be given to the entire education system.

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