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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:

For more on what you need to know about the commission report, check out this recap from The Daily Vox here.