Govt CAN afford FREE tertiary education for all; Blade is misleading us – SAIRR

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield played an interview by Stephen Grootes of Frans Cronje, CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR).

Cronje discussed #FeesMustFall and whether or not Government can afford for university fees to fall.

There's no more government money to fund higher education.

Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Our analysis shows it is possible to fully fund all undergraduate university education.

Frans Cronje, CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR)

Cut the state wage bill by 5%, stop subsiding parastatals and we can afford this, without the need for tax hikes.

Frans Cronje, CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR)

Is Government’s priority to bail out SAA or is its priority to send poor students to university?

Frans Cronje, CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR)

Free education is a better investment than bailing out failed parastatals.

Frans Cronje, CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR)

Only 5% of households in South Africa can afford to send two children to university.

Frans Cronje, CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR)

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