Universities SA caps 2018 fee increase at 8%
Universities South Africa says it simply cannot wait any longer for President Jacob Zuma to make a pronouncement on the future.
JOHANNESBURG - Universities South Africa says it's decided to cap fees at 8% for the 2018 academic year.
The body announced earlier on Thursday that fees will be hiked in line with inflation.
It found that fee-free education is not viable at this stage and recommended that other funding models be utilised.
Universities South Africa says it simply cannot wait any longer for Zuma to make a pronouncement on the future.
Its CEO Ahmed Bawa said: “With regard to whether we’re going to have a fee system or not in 2018, but it’s already too late, and universities have to start budgeting so that they can start procuring things for 2018.”