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Free higher education in South Africa—why not?

Badat, Saleem

Recently, the largest national student organization in South Africa, the South African Students Congress, organized a public demonstration in support of free higher education. In many quarters, this demand was considered outlandish. But is it? Are the ideas that health care should be available free of charge to all in need and that economic and social policies should prioritize full employment so that all can enjoy dignity to be scoffed at? Should we be shy of aspiring to live in societies that put human development and well-being first and prize highly educated, informed and critical citizenries? Is free higher education necessarily an undesirable ideal

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Document Title: Free higher education in South Africa—why not?
Journal: International Higher Education
Volume: 63
Issue: Winter

Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Finance and Physical Resources
Country:South Africa
Keywords:Higher Education, Higher Education and the State, Higher Education Institutions HEI s, Higher Education Policy, Funding of Higher Education, Future of Higher Education

File Size:84 KB
Date Added:06 October 2011

Free higher education in South Africa—why not?