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

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