'Treasury is working on finding money for free education'

There are still many questions surrounding how government will fund free higher education for for poor and working class students.

Treasury spokesperson, Mayihlome Tshwete says that at present they do not know how this will be funded, but it is something they are working on.

READ: JZ's free education plan in line with task team's proposal - Higher Education DG

If there is a question that is asking, its the an amount in terms of billions that's ready to be paid now for free education the answer would simply be no.

Mayihlome Tshwete, Treasury spokesperson

What we do have are committees and teams that are tasked with the responsibility of looking at expenditure of governement and revenue management to make sure the priorities of government are locating the necessary that they need.

Mayihlome Tshwete, Treasury spokesperson

Tshwete says that once they have sorted things out, the budget will be made public during the budget speech in February.

Listen to the full conversation below:

READ: NSFAS: We need more clarity on free education funding

Kagisho Mamabolo, National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) spokesperson, says that the free education policy has changed things up for them.

One thing that is important to note is that students can have access to NSFAS funding only after they have applied and been admitted to a higher education institution.

Listen to the full conversation below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'Treasury is working on finding money for free education'


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