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Blade Nzimande explains why govt increased university fees by 4.7%

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The Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, Blade Nzimande.
The Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, Blade Nzimande.
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Higher education minister Blade Nzimande says the government's 4.7% university fee increase is reasonable, given that universities have consumer price index (CPI) linked increases in costs and services.

He added while fee increases were implemented for the 2020 academic year, e-learning and remote teaching did not reduce overall costs for universities.

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