The battle for free university education is headed for a crisis after government revealed plans to announce a draconian mid-term budget, which will include cutting its numbers of civil servants. Senior government officials told City Press that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s medium-term budget – to be delivered in two weeks[…]
In the little time that Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande spent answering questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday, he mostly went through figures for funding, including the R19.7bn needed for university subsidies. His figures were mentioned by the director general of Higher Education and Training, Gwebinkundla (Gwebs) Qonde, to[…]
Government would explore various options to meet the commitment made by President Jacob Zuma when he announced a 0% increase in university fees in 2016, the Presidency said in a statement on Sunday. Spokesperson Bongani Majola said each university would be engaged to ensure that practical effect is given to the[…]
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande will wait for President Jacob Zuma to return from abroad to tell the country where the money to cover a shortfall in higher education funding will come from. The funding shortfall arises from President Zuma’s decision that there would be no fee increases at tertiary[…]
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