JOHANNESBURG – The Higher Education Department says there’s been no pronouncement on university fees for 2017 and it’s still engaging with stakeholders before making recommendations on the feasibility of free education in South Africa.
Last week, those who made submissions at the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training, included various universities and treasury.
The South African Union of Students says it plans to march to the country’s major financial institutions, demanding they play a bigger role in the higher education sector after the Council on Higher Education recommended an across the board inflation-related fee increase for next year.
The department’s Gwebs Qonde said: "The Council on Higher Education gave its report to the minister last week. Then the minister looked at the report and set a process of engaging stakeholders in respect to the recommendations of the Council on Higher Education."
(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)
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