Graduate tax not a firm recommendation – ANC

The proposed graduate tax is not cast in stone, the ANC has said.

“We want to clarify that this was not a firm recommendation. [It is] safe to say that the [education] commission agreed that this recommendation needs to be considered in future,” party spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said today in a statement.

“To this extent, no consideration has been made by the sub-committee or the ANC on this recommendation.”

The African National Congress resolved at its elective conference in Mangaung last year to introduce a tax on graduates.

Conference delegates participating in the education and health commission resolved that consideration “must be given to a graduate tax for all graduates from higher education institutions”.

It did not provide more details.

The sub-committee on education and health proposed that recipients of state loans, which had been converted to bursaries, should make a contribution by giving back to the bursary fund to benefit other needy students going forward, said Mthembu.

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