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The economics of #FeesMustFall

The economics of #FeesMustFall

Tertiary education plays a central role in poverty alleviation, job creation, and reducing inequality. In the South African context, greater access to tertiary education is essential to overcome historic inequalities and prepare the economy for rapid advancements in the global marketplace, including the 4th industrial revolution.

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Tertiary education plays a central role in poverty alleviation, job creation, and reducing inequality. In the South African context, greater access to tertiary education is essential to overcome historic inequalities and prepare the economy for rapid advancements in the global marketplace, including the 4th industrial revolution.

The ongoing #FeesMustFall campaign in South Africa is aimed at convincing the government and tertiary institutions to eliminate tuition fees completely. Of course, free tertiary education would not really be free, and significant funding would need to come from public sources.

In our latest thought leadership report, The economics of #FeesMustFall, we considered the economics of the ideas behind and affecting the #FeesMustFall campaign and – taking into account multiple aspects surrounding university education in South Africa as well as the idea of tuition-free tertiary education in the country – the report provides important fact-based information surrounding this campaign and tertiary education on a broader level.

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