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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Johannesburg - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa challenged the private sector to fund higher education on Monday evening.

Increased private sector funding, higher skills levies as well as a wealth tax have been some of the suggestions that have come to the fore as possible solutions to the current higher education funding crisis.

Ramaphosa’s comments come as a presidential task team is mulling over viable means and ways to address higher education funding, which recently saw students bring a number of the country’s institutions of higher learning to a virtual standstill as they demanded free higher education as well as a 0% fee increase for 2016.

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