Gordhan: Education is not the only government budget demand

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas have made National Treasury’s submission to the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training.

The commission is investigating the feasibility of free education.

EWN reporter following the story, Barry Bateman, explains that Gordhan emphasised education is not the only demand that Treasury faces when it comes to funding.

Gordhan highlighted the importance of looking at all challenges facing the country.

He said we have got to find that balance. He spoke at length about the limitations of a limited growth economy, and what kind of constraints this put on budget.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Gordhan said government has set itself an expenditure ceiling, and choices have to be made on how the sufficient money available is spent.

Listen to EWN's Barry Bateman below for more information...


This article first appeared on 702 : Gordhan: Education is not the only government budget demand


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
My bail was denied because I pushed for free education, says Bonginkosi Khanyile

My bail was denied because I pushed for free education, says Bonginkosi Khanyile

Fallist Bonginkosi Khanyile speaks out about his arrest over free education protests and claims his denied bail was political.

Ramaphosa says he will not loot the State

Ramaphosa says he will not loot the State

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa answered a number of questions in Parliament on Wednesday pertaining to his business interests.

Fees Must Fall student activist granted bail after nearly six months in jail

Fees Must Fall student activist granted bail after nearly six months in jail

Advocate Dali Mpofu argued Bonginkosi Khanyile was singled out in a political move to punish students for free tertiary education.

#FeesMustFall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile granted bail

#FeesMustFall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile granted bail

Khanyile was arrested almost six months ago during demonstrations over the cost of higher education.

DA claim of Manyi’s Eskom sponsored PPF is a bit of a stretch - analyst

DA claim of Manyi’s Eskom sponsored PPF is a bit of a stretch - analyst

Questions have been raised over R840,000 sponsorship given to the Progressive Professionals Forum (PPF), led by Mzwanele Manyi.

Brewing tensions between Black Business Council and Pravin Gordhan - Malala

Brewing tensions between Black Business Council and Pravin Gordhan - Malala

The Business Day reports a meeting between the lobby group and the finance minister turned sour on Friday.

Maine got Zuma's blessings to call Gordhan 'impimpi'- analysis

Maine got Zuma's blessings to call Gordhan 'impimpi'- analysis

ANC Youth League president, Collen Maine, called Pravin Gordhan an impimpi for enabling monopoly capital over the weekend.

Analyst: SACP seems deeply concerned about the state of the ANC

Analyst: SACP seems deeply concerned about the state of the ANC

Political analyst David Monyae gives his views on comments made by the South African Communist Party this past weekend.

Opinion: President uses Gordhan/Moyane battle for his political gain

Opinion: President uses Gordhan/Moyane battle for his political gain

Last week Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane admitted there are tensions between him and Finance Minister Pravin Gordan.

ANC today is a shadow to itself- Lumkile Mondi

ANC today is a shadow to itself- Lumkile Mondi

Economist Lumkile Mondi says Finance Minister has done his best to strengthen Treasury despite factional battles within ANC.

Gordhan's extra R5 billion not enough for universities on the verge of deficit

Gordhan's extra R5 billion not enough for universities on the verge of deficit

Dr Ingrid Tufvesson says it is worrying that universities haven't thought of a way to raise their own funds?

Moyane divulges details of 'strained' relationship with Gordhan, defends Sars

Moyane divulges details of 'strained' relationship with Gordhan, defends Sars

Sars boss Tom Moyane says its 'regrettable' that Pravin Gordhan attributed the decline in tax revenue to the performance of Sars.

[Cartoon] Fat Chance

[Cartoon] Fat Chance

Dr Jack & Curtis take a humourous look at the 45% tax on the super rich announced during Pravin Gordhan's 2017 Budget speech.

[Cartoon] The Ambushing of Pravin

[Cartoon] The Ambushing of Pravin

In the week of Budget 2017, Dr Jack & Curtis take a look at the ministry that has attempted to evade capture by the Guptas.

ANCYL calling for Pravin Gordhan to go (just days before budget)

ANCYL calling for Pravin Gordhan to go (just days before budget)

EWN Reporter Clement Manyathela reports that the ANC Youth league want the current finance minister 'redeployed' out of Treasury.

'Missing middle' doesn't qualify you for NSFAS

'Missing middle' doesn't qualify you for NSFAS

NSFAS says students who fall under the so-called missing middle are funded by the Department of Education.

100 scholarships up for grabs to deserving students

100 scholarships up for grabs to deserving students

Together, the SA and Hungarian governments are offering scholarships for students who want to do bachelor, masters, and PhD degrees.

President Jacob Zuma's entire State of the Nation Address

President Jacob Zuma's entire State of the Nation Address

Here is the entire State of the Nation Address by Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa.

‘Struggling students need more support' - Statistician-General Pali Lehohla

‘Struggling students need more support' - Statistician-General Pali Lehohla

"Black students do not succeed when they’re at university," said the Statistician-General at the Fees Commission on Monday.

We have a roadmap - Blade Nzimande

We have a roadmap - Blade Nzimande

Government intends reviewing funding formula for universities.

Govt policy is to provide free higher education for poor only - Nzimande

Govt policy is to provide free higher education for poor only - Nzimande

The minister emphasized the provision of free higher education for the poor – not everyone.

Vice chancellors are divided, students are coherent - Prof. Malegapuru Makgoba

Vice chancellors are divided, students are coherent - Prof. Malegapuru Makgoba

Former UKZN VC Prof. Malegapuru Makgoba says students arguments are coherent and they should be engaged with not victimised.

Zuma open to meeting with students after Imbizo collapses

Zuma open to meeting with students after Imbizo collapses

#FeesMustFall student leaders have been accused of grandstanding and being dishonest in their demands for free education.

Students must give Fees Commission a chance - Blade Nzimande

Students must give Fees Commission a chance - Blade Nzimande

Higher Education Minister says education stakeholders forum condemned violence and said universities must resume at once.

Activist Gugu Ndima talks SA's student uprising and ANC's crisis point

Activist Gugu Ndima talks SA's student uprising and ANC's crisis point

Gugu Ndima says there's a lack of political will from all sectors of society, adding that the Fees Commission is a not a solution.

Fees Commission findings still a long way off

Fees Commission findings still a long way off

The answer to feasibility of free varsity fees (and how) will only come at the end of the Fees Commission of Inquiry in June 2017.

Fees will increase in 2017 by no more than 8% - Nzimande

Fees will increase in 2017 by no more than 8% - Nzimande

Fee increase, but government to pick up tab for the poor. Unhappy Wits students are threatening a shut down.

Who is going to pay for free education how and when?

Who is going to pay for free education how and when?

The Fees Commission listened to submissions from experts in the field about the feasibility of having free education in South Africa

Student union proposes ways to fund education at varsity fees commission

Student union proposes ways to fund education at varsity fees commission

SA Union of Students suggests that the salaries of senior public servants be reduced to secure funds, reports EWN's Barry Bateman.

How feasible is free higher education in SA?

How feasible is free higher education in SA?

Andile Tshona, from the Fees Commission, says they received 179 written submissions from all sectors of society.

Popular articles
First-ever CT shooter gets probation thanks to ShotSpotter gunfire tech

First-ever CT shooter gets probation thanks to ShotSpotter gunfire tech

The City of Cape Town welcomes the first-ever ShotSpotter-linked conviction and sentence, handed down this month.

Damning audio of Tom Moyane instructing Sars official to fake illness emerges

Damning audio of Tom Moyane instructing Sars official to fake illness emerges

The instruction from Moyane to the official was to allegedly avoid speaking to KPMG investigators during 'rogue unit' inquiry.

Woman exposed for calling fellow aircraft passengers the K-word

Woman exposed for calling fellow aircraft passengers the K-word

Reverend Solomuzi Mabuza says he is considering laying charges against the woman for calling him a ka***r.

Why Ethiopian Airlines (not SAA) is Africa's biggest and best airline

Why Ethiopian Airlines (not SAA) is Africa's biggest and best airline

State-owned (but not managed) Ethiopian Airlines is profitable. Bruce Whitfield interviews Africa correspondent Lee Kasumba.

Willemse will take Supersport to Equality Court over walk-out findings

Willemse will take Supersport to Equality Court over walk-out findings

On Tuesday, SuperSport released the findings of an investigation by Advocate Vincent Maleka.

Career sabotage and an alleged 'sex pest' CEO - Grant Thornton's culture exposed

Career sabotage and an alleged 'sex pest' CEO - Grant Thornton's culture exposed

Former director Nerisha Singh says Grant Thornton SA sabotaged her job prospects after speaking up about sexual harassment claims.

46 women rescued in Joburg sex trafficking raid

46 women rescued in Joburg sex trafficking raid

An expert on human trafficking explains how the syndicate operates and how women are lured into dens.

Max du Preez opens up about money (and losing everything on Vrye Weekblad)

Max du Preez opens up about money (and losing everything on Vrye Weekblad)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the famed and fearless journalist about his money history, hopes and beliefs.

This video doorbell lets homeowners check on the front door from their phones

This video doorbell lets homeowners check on the front door from their phones

On Technobyte this week the traditional doorbell goes hi-tech, Uber wants to fly you and Google is launching an AI lab in Ghana.