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There's no more govt money to fund higher education - Minister Blade Nzimande

Universities across the country have shut down due to fees. Protests have spread from Johannesburg's Wits University, closed last week after thousands demonstrated on campus, to the universities of Rhodes, Fort Hare and Cape Town (UCT).

702's John Robbie speaks to Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande amidst a nationwide student protest on tuition fee increases. Nzimande said that, although they have tripled student financial aid to R9.5 Billion, government funding cannot match the current demand for higher education funding.

Listen to the conversation below:


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