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