In The News South Africa

The devil’s in the detail – Universities South Africa CEO on Heher report

CAPE TOWN, November 13 – Universities South Africa (USAf), representing higher education institutions in the country, says while it welcomes recommendations contained in the report by a commission tasked by President Jacob Zuma to probe the feasibility of free higher education, it wanted more detail on funding models.   Speaking to eNCA from New York on […]

In The News South Africa

Wits SRC backtracks on shut down

JOHANNESBURG, November 2 – The newly elected University of Witwatersrand’s Student Representative Council (SRC) cancelled a planned shut down of academic activities shortly before midnight on Thursday. The Economic Freedom Fighters-led student council said it received a ”plethora of complaints” immediately after a mass meeting outside the Great Hall, where the decision to embark on […]

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Heher commission report on higher education fees expected to be released soon – presidency

PRETORIA, October 29 – The Heher commission’s report on its inquiry into the feasibility of making higher education and training fee-free in South Africa could be released before the end of next week, the presidency said on Saturday.   Following widespread and sometimes violent protests by students at universities and other higher education institutions around […]