The ministerial task team's report presents a jaundiced view of an important organisation that's opened the doors of higher education to many who would otherwise have been closed out.
Pension fund managers must consider environmental, social and governance issues when making investment decisions. The student funding crisis is a perfect example of a social issue.
Student funding processes must be opened up to public scrutiny and participation if they're to succeed.
Coming to understand students' individual stories allows lecturers to guide, mentor and support them.
South Africa will need about R60 billion a year to rollout free university education. A tax on graduates seems to be a practical solution.
In a good system, university education is free for students while they are studying. They then pay part of the cost once they have graduated.