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USAf: Do we raise fees and risk student anger?

Universities South Africa (USAf) says that it is critical that problems facing the country's tertiary education institutions be addressed before the 2018 academic year.

FILE: Demonstrating students hold up placards during protests over tertiary education fees in Pretoria. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Universities South Africa (USAf) says that it is critical that problems facing the country's tertiary education institutions be addressed before the 2018 academic year.

There's still no word from the president on when the Fees Commission report will be officially made public.

USAf CEO Ahmed Bawa says that institutions urgently need President Jacob Zuma to release the fees commission report in order to decide on how they will survive the 2018 academic year.

“Now the question is, how do we manage this? Do we increase fees and risk that students will be angry?”

During his address in the National Council of Provinces on Thursday, Zuma said he will release the document soon.

“I’m working with the Presidential fiscal committee, who are assisting me with the report.”

USAf says it cannot afford ending the year in the current unstable position.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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