Private sector key for higher education, says top academic

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Piet Naudé. (Supplied)
Piet Naudé. (Supplied)

Cape Town – Public private partnerships are the answer to South Africa’s higher education funding dilemma, according to Professor Piet Naudé, director of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB).

Speaking at a half-day seminar hosted by the USB and the Institute for Future Research on Friday, Naudé discussed how the country’s education system can be reshaped to meet future challenges.

“I see no reason why government shouldn’t go to one or two big listed companies and say: 'We will provide the building costs, but you need to manage the project for us (to erect a new college or university)'."

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