State should consider graduate tax to fund free education says UCT VC

University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice Chancellor Dr Max Price says government should consider instituting a tax on graduates to help fund higher education.

Price says government could introduce additional tax linked to graduates' income for a number of years.

There are lots of ways of improving the funding for higher education. One is to increase the general tax rate. One is to reallocate funding from other public expenditure.

Dr Max Price, UCT Vice Chancellor

But one which I think has not been adequately considered is the idea of a graduate tax and I think it should be.

Dr Max Price, UCT Vice Chancellor

Listen to the full interview with Dr Max Price below...

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