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South Africa's budget: first steps towards a recovery, but at what cost?

February 21, 2018 6.00pm SAST

The 2018 Budget, presented by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in Parliament, lays out the painful consequences of the country’s public finances for South Africans.

Read full article by Sean Muller here


South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is trying to spearhead a more stable economic landscape. Reuters/Mike Hutchings


Free higher education in South Africa: cutting through the lies and statistics

Public discussion about higher education funding in South Africa has been beset by numerous fictions and misunderstandings since the Fees Must Fall movement emerged in 2015. These have been compounded by the political opportunism of President Jacob Zuma and his advisors.

Read full article by Sean Muller here . 


The fight for free university education in South Africa is entering its fourth year. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko



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