South Africa’s government is trying to approach student funding differently.
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.
South African student protesters make their feelings clear: education is a right and should be free.
As South Africa's students call for free university tuition, it's worth asking whether higher education would be free in a truly just society.
Thousands of students from the University of the Witwatersrand demonstrate during protests against fee increases which have spread to other major universities in the country.
Innovative new forms of funding must be pursued to address the higher education challenges in South Africa.