Zuma Releases Commission Report, Says South Africa Can't Provide Free Higher Education
What does this mean for the #FeesMustFall movement?
South African President Jacob Zuma released the highly anticipated Heher Commission in lieu of recent #FeesMustFall student protests—which says it's not feasible to offer free higher education.
The executive summary of the report says:
"There is insufficient financial capacity in the state to provide totally free higher education and training to all who are unable to finance their own education, let alone to all students, whether in need or not."
Young South Africans are not pleased, yet not surprised at the report's findings:
So basically this report says, •Go to school, •AccumulateDebt, to state/banks/private sector •Apply for jobs, in… https://t.co/6HqsPWyAaD— Nthabiseng. (@Nthabiseng.) 1510573375.0
A visual representation of the #FeesCommission report. https://t.co/OnHSEgiF0x— Noxolo Madonsela (@Noxolo Madonsela) 1510573894.0
Critical here is the "way forward" which is basically like when R&B videos use to end with "to be continued... "… https://t.co/g08uIjsYS9— Gugulethu Mhlungu (@Gugulethu Mhlungu) 1510569788.0
When the EFF said we must nationalise the banks, y'all said they are mad. Jacob Zuma is using the same banks to put… https://t.co/vs9GviDT9C— Man's Not Barry Roux (@Man's Not Barry Roux) 1510572939.0