Presidency insists Fees Commission Report will be released soon

The Presidency says it is finalising the report of the commission into free tertiary education, after what appears to be a leaked version of the Fees Commission Report, was published in the City Press at the weekend.

According to the newspaper, the report's recommendation includes an overhaul of the university funding system and states that the commission does not believe that free higher education is feasible, as the country can't afford it.

READ: Leaked fees report: Free education not feasible for SA

There are fears that the reports could reignite student protests.

Spokesperson for the presidency Bongani Ngqulunga says the report cannot be released without a clear indication from the President of how he intends to act on the recommendations.

We are at the final stages of processing the report which has entailed the Presidency talking to some departments in government because a report like this, the President cannot just release to the public without saying what the next steps are going to be.

Bongani Nqulunga, spokesperson for the presidency

The work of finalising the report is going to be finished before the end of this week and hopefully, then the President then will take a decision on when he is going to release the report to the public but it's not going to be far from now.

Bongani Nqulunga, spokesperson for the presidency

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio...


This article first appeared on 702 : Presidency insists Fees Commission Report will be released soon


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Leaked fees report: Free education not feasible for SA

Leaked fees report: Free education not feasible for SA

City Press published the leaked fees commission report which was looking into the feasibility of free education.

Stall on Fees Commission Report causing tuition hike frustrations

Stall on Fees Commission Report causing tuition hike frustrations

UCT SRC accuses the university of big fee hike but UCT's Elijah Moholola says it is waiting for President Zuma to release report.

UCT VC Max Price condemns exam disruptions

UCT VC Max Price condemns exam disruptions

UCT protesting students broke into a class where exams were taking place disrupting students that were writing.

UCT can't afford 0% fee increase for 2018 - Max Price

UCT can't afford 0% fee increase for 2018 - Max Price

UCT has not yet decided on the fee hike for 2018, pending the release of the Fees Commission report. Meanwhile, students protest.

Blade Nzimande: Zuma is going, he's going to be a non-factor after December

Blade Nzimande: Zuma is going, he's going to be a non-factor after December

The axed higher education minister says he knew he was about to be pushed out when the fees commission report was kept from him.

WATCH: Fees Commission report 'delay tactic', says Prof Jansen on varsity crisis

WATCH: Fees Commission report 'delay tactic', says Prof Jansen on varsity crisis

The former vice-chancellor spoke about his new book and maintains that free higher education should only be given to the poor.

Higher Education confident new funding model will support students

Higher Education confident new funding model will support students

The Ikusasa Financial Aid Scheme blue print model aims to ensure students are adequately funded and may come into effect in 2018.

Popular articles
KZN Metrorail services suspended due to vandalism

KZN Metrorail services suspended due to vandalism

Metrorail KZN Regional Spokesperson Zama Nomnganga says a build up of events led to the decision.

WC DA leader refuses to hand over electronic devices as party probes media leak

WC DA leader refuses to hand over electronic devices as party probes media leak

Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela confirmed that he was asked to hand over his devices but he says that he refused.

Transgender 'dragon lady' has ears removed and says testicles are next to go

Transgender 'dragon lady' has ears removed and says testicles are next to go

Tiamat Medusa has undergone extreme body modification and claims to be the most modified trans person in the world.