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Higher Education Crisis

University fees in 2017 and beyondFor the latest information available regarding fees in higher education and at UCT, please visit the UCT website. Read on for official reports and statements. 

  • Interim fee-free HE report released

    The Interim Report of the Commission into the Feasibility of Fee-Free Higher Education and Training in South Africa has been released. 

    Read the interim report. The full report is expected in June 2017.

  • UCT SRC Position on Minister Nzimande's Announcement

    UCT SRC noted the announcement made by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, on Monday 19 September 2016. Read their position on the Minster’s Announcement

  • UCT to assess minister’s recommendations on university fees

    UCT notes and will assess the minister’s recommendation on university fees.
    Read the statement from Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price...

  • Stellenbosch University supports income increase for 2017

    Stellenbosch University (SU) supports the higher education sectoral approach outlined in the Universities South Africa (USAf) statement (12 August 2016) that universities require a minimum increase of 8% in their annual income for 2017. Read more

  • Universities South Africa’s Response to the Tuition Fees Announcement

    Universities SA (USAf) notes and welcomes the Minister’s advice to the universities regarding university tuition fee adjustment for the 2017 academic year. Each Council will consider the advice and act upon it. Read more

  • Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande’s announcement on 2017 university fees

    On 19 September 2016, Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande held a media briefing in which he outlined a framework for university fees in 2017. Read his statement or watch his address.

  • UCT’s presentation to the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training (The Fees Commission)

    On 6 September 2016, UCT made a presentation to the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training (The Fees Commission) on the future funding of higher education:See the presentation...
    Read the comprehensive notes...

    Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price presented UCT’s submission to the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training (the Fees Commission).
    Read the campus announcement...