Free university education is not the route to social justice
In South Africa, fairness in higher education funding does not require an overhaul of the funding model to eliminate student fees, as many students and their supporters insist. Instead, it requires progressive reform of the current payment system. At the least, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme must increase the size of its loans, broaden its coverage and raise the threshold earnings level at which repayment kicks in.
Guest: George Hull
Position: Lecturer in Philosophy at UCT
The DA provincial leader in the Western Cape, Bonginkosi Madikizela has resigned both as leader and member of the legislature. He had recently been been suspended from the party amid allegations of faking his qualification. We now chat to lecturer in the department of African studies at the Nelson Mandela…
The San and Khoi University Digital Archive Research Group on UCT African Studies have issued a statement following the fire that burned down the African Studies Special Collection Library on 18 April. We now chat to the Interim Director, San and Khoi Unit at UCT, Dr June Bam-Hutchinson.
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