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8% – the increase for university fees next year

The Government of the Republic of South Africa has agreed on an 8% university fee increase for the 2018 academic year.

The announcement was made by Universities South Africa, an association of the 26 public universities in South Africa.

According to a statement released this morning by the association’s corporate communications manager, Mateboho Green, the announcement followed discussions held with Higher Education and Training Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize.

Mabotha said there were ongoing engagements between national treasury, the presidency and the inter-ministerial committee to find a solution following the release of the Judge Jonathan Heher Commission report on feasibility of fee-free higher education.

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This article was first published on 14th December, 2017, and was retrieved from 

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