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How government can fund higher education

Student protests (dubbed #FeesMustFall) are still underway at various universities.

Demonstrations are currently underway at Wits, University of Cape Town (UCT), Rhodes University, the University of Pretoria, the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Free State University.

This ongoing protest follows a rejection by students of Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande's 6% fee increase cap for 2016.

Stephen Grootes spoke to Frans Cronje of the SA Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), who insists that, despite what has been communicated by Nzimande, government money does exist to fund higher education in SA.

Stephen also spoke to Thabo Molotja, SASCO Deputy President, who said that he feels government should have policy that forces the corporate sector to up their funding on higher education, given that they are the biggest beneficiaries of educated graduates.

Listen to the conversation below:


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