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1% graduate tax to fund higher education on the cards

The Department of Higher Education (DHE) is reportedly looking at imposing a 1% graduate tax on companies in order to help pay for tertiary education.

Stephen Grootes spoke to the department's spokesperson, Khaye Nkwanyana, about this report.

Listen to the conversation below:

We are generally looking at various options to source money for higher education... The national fiscus cannot sustain funding for free higher education.

Khaye Nkwanyana, DHE spokesperson

This article first appeared on 702 : 1% graduate tax to fund higher education on the cards


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