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Ramaphosa commits to free higher education

PARLIAMENT, February 16 – A plan on how government will fund free higher education for students from households with a combined annual income of up to R350,000 will be announced during next week’s budget speech, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday.   Delivering the state-of-the-nation address, his first after succeeding Jacob Zuma, Ramaphosa […]

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Select committee on education chair welcomes free higher education announcement

CAPE TOWN, December 16 – Parliament’s select committee on education and recreation chairwoman Lungelwa Zwane has welcomed the presidency’s announcement that government will introduce fully subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working-class undergraduate students. “The far-reaching response by government is a step in the right direction in responding to the pleas of […]

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Free higher education for ‘poor and working class’ youth – presidency

PRETORIA, December 16 – Government will extend fully subsidised free higher education to “poor and working class” youth from 2018, the presidency said on Saturday. Government would increase subsidies to universities from 0.68 percent to one percent of GDP, in line with comparable economies, over the next five years as recommended by the Heher Commission […]