Fees Commission

How Treasury blocked Zuma’s free education plan

President Jacob Zuma wanted to announce free education as early as February this year, but was stopped on his tracks by National Treasury, when Pravin Gordhan was still finance minister. The Sunday Times can today reveal that Treasury officials intervened by removing the free education announcement in Zuma’s state of[…]

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Free-varsity plan gets a ‘Z’ from experts

If President Jacob Zuma moved ahead with an alleged plan to announce free education across the board through a controversial funding scheme it would spell disaster for the country, a leading educationalist said. TimesLIVE on Tuesday exclusively revealed that the plan, apparently devised by Zuma’s future son-in-law, Morris Masutha, and[…]

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Fees Commission to resume its public hearings

The Fees Commission says it is on track to meet its extended deadline of June 30. The Commission resumed public hearings after a week-long break. Academics, researchers and private sector organizations are expected to make their submissions. The commission established by President Jacob Zuma, is probing the feasibility of free[…]

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SA universities contest drop in world rankings

South Africa’s universities have vehemently challenged their across-the-board drop in world rankings, saying the criteria followed failed to take into account realities in Third World countries. The funding shortfall has been cited as a major reason for the decline in rankings – even as students await an announcement on whether[…]

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Fees Commission seeks ways to make hearings safe

The Fees Commission says it is seeking ways of ensuring that the venues of its public hearings are safe. The commission’s statement comes after it suspended proceedings after students disrupted the Cape Town leg of its public hearings on Tuesday. The students demanded that the University of Cape Town (UCT)[…]

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