The Hurricane Matthew solution to #FeesMustFall

We need emergency funding for the universities.

Professor Mathew Lester, Professor in Tax at Rhodes Business School

The current tax base cannot rescue the #FeesMustFall crisis, says Professor Mathew Lester, Professor in Tax at Rhodes Business School.

He proposes, what he calls, “The Hurricane Matthew Solution”.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Lester about the ins and outs of what he recommends.

Scroll down for more quotes from the audio below.

We’ve got to get the private sector involved; Government is never going to be able to do it on its own.

Professor Mathew Lester, Professor in Tax at Rhodes Business School

We’ve got to keep the universities going!

Professor Mathew Lester, Professor in Tax at Rhodes Business School

We should be providing first-year as a free service.

Professor Mathew Lester, Professor in Tax at Rhodes Business School

Matric is a bad indication of university potential.

Professor Mathew Lester, Professor in Tax at Rhodes Business School

Give students five or even 10 years to pay it off.

Professor Mathew Lester, Professor in Tax at Rhodes Business School

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