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Students demand free access for all at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Mark Wessels/Reuters

Quality, free university education is necessary – and possible

Many people dismiss the idea of free, quality public university education out of hand. But there are many ways to make it happen - and it all ties back to the idea of education as a public good.
Students at Rhodes University in Grahamstown protest against the institution’s minimum initial payment, a one-off fee to secure an academic place. Madeleine Chaput/Activate

A blanket university fee reduction benefits the wealthy – and slows change

Fee protests have shut down a number of South African university campuses. The question is, how should universities balance fee increases with their other obligations?
What students should contribute to their degree has been a hot topic of conversation since the government tried to remove caps on fees. AAP

Should all uni students contribute the same regardless of degree?

Currently law students pay about 80% of their degree cost, and nursing students only about 30%. Is it fairer if everyone pays the same?

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