'Damage to universities takes us further away from free education' - BBC

Somebody is always paying.

Mohale Ralebitso

It’s terribly undemocratic that the people who want to continue their studies are prevented from doing so.

Mohale Ralebitso

The Black Business Council (BBC) has called for a considered solution to student protests over university fees that is sweeping across the country and which threaten to unnerve investors and hurt business confidence.

We need a solution which must protect the capacity of our universities to not only widen access, but to remain internationally competitive, dominant even.

Mohale Ralebitso

The BBC proposes the following solutions:

  • More technical colleges for skills the economy can use and universities to produce graduates fit for what business requires.

  • More funding and tighter working relationship with business including - but not limited to - work rotation and experiential training while students are still at university.

  • Repayments which do not burden poor graduates.

  • Discussion over some form of a national service as implemented in other counties.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed BBC CEO Mohale Ralebitso.

Scroll down for more quotes from the audio below.

Damage to our schools takes us further away from free education for the poor and people trapped in the missing middle.

Mohale Ralebitso

We have to have cooler heads prevailing! We cannot afford to break those universities!

Mohale Ralebitso

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Article brought to us by Old Mutual.


This article first appeared on 702 : 'Damage to universities takes us further away from free education' - BBC


Read More
Sibanye-Stillwater to buy Lonmin

Sibanye-Stillwater to buy Lonmin

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sibanye-Stillwater Chief Executive Officer Neal Froneman.

Fund manager lays criminal charges against former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste

Fund manager lays criminal charges against former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Benguela Global Fund Managers Chief Investment Officer Zwelakhe Mnguni.

Standard Bank SA appoints former Treasury DG Lungisa Fuzile as its new CEO

Standard Bank SA appoints former Treasury DG Lungisa Fuzile as its new CEO

South Africa’s loss is Standard Bank’s gain. The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Standard Bank Group CEO Sim Tshabalala.

Trends that’ll dominate the business environment in 2018

Trends that’ll dominate the business environment in 2018

It’s time to start thinking about how to keep your business relevant next year, says small business guru Pavlo Phitidis.

What you must learn from the Steinhoff and EOH share price collapses

What you must learn from the Steinhoff and EOH share price collapses

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Galileo Capital Personal Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

How a South African put Amazon in the cloud

How a South African put Amazon in the cloud

You may not know Chris Pinkham, but you use the services he helped create every day.

Popular articles
'This puts pressure on Jacob Zuma to vacate office earlier'

'This puts pressure on Jacob Zuma to vacate office earlier'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy.

Judge Mlambo: Zuma's application amounts to abuse of judicial process

Judge Mlambo: Zuma's application amounts to abuse of judicial process

EWN Barry Bateman explains the High Court proceeding on President Zuma's application to set aside parts of Madonsela's report.

It's chicken for Joburgers and Durbanites, but what do Capetonians feast on?

It's chicken for Joburgers and Durbanites, but what do Capetonians feast on?

Stephen Grootes spoke to founder and CEO of OrderIn to find out more about South African's eating habits.

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Watch the Guptas pack their bags and run in Nando's inspiring new advertisement.

PSG Chair Jannie Mouton opens up (kind of) about Steinhoff

PSG Chair Jannie Mouton opens up (kind of) about Steinhoff

In 2012 Steinhoff acquired 20% of wealth manager PSG, reportedly infuriating Mouton. Bruce Whitfield interviews him.

[LISTEN] Caller challenges Eusebius on land disposition

[LISTEN] Caller challenges Eusebius on land disposition

‘I need you to provide me with an answer' - John from Edenvale, Gauteng