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USAf statement prior to the NECF Convention (22 March 2017)
Universities South Africa released a statement prior to the higher education convention called by the National Education Crisis Forum in March 2017.
22 Mar 2017
UCT’s decision to pilot Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) in 2017 (17 February 2017)
The UCT executive has engaged student representatives on the institution’s decision to pilot the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) in 2017.
17 Feb 2017
UCT financial appeals process for 2017 (16 February 2017)
Acting VC Prof Francis Petersen writes to the university community about the financial appeals process for 2017.
16 Feb 2017
National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS): registration fees (26 January 2017)
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has paid R1.3 billion to 26 public universities to cover registration fees for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
26 Jan 2017
Applying for the government grant for missing middle students (10 January 2017)
Details regarding applications for the government grant for missing middle students are now available.
10 Jan 2017
UCT Council agrees on fees for 2017 (13 December 2016)
13 Dec 2016
VC Dr Max Price proposes a medium-term solution (23 September 2016)
VC Dr Max Price proposes a medium-term solution to the fees issue – grants and loans.
23 Sep 2016
VC Dr Max Price highlights the need for a long-term solution (22 September 2016)
VC Dr Max Price highlights the need for a long-term solution to the fees issue.
22 Sep 2016
Minister of Higher Education’s framework for university fees (19 September 2016)
On 19 September 2016, Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande held a media briefing in which he outlined a framework for university fees in 2017.
19 Sep 2016
UCT to assess minister’s recommendations on university fees (19 September 2016)
UCT notes and will assess the minister’s recommendation on university fees.
19 Sep 2016
Chair of UCT Council on disruption of the Fees Commission by protesters (7 September 2016)
17 Sep 2016
UCT’s presentation to the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training (The Fees Commission) 6 September 2016
06 Sep 2016
Vice-Chancellor’s update (28 August 2016)
The UCT Vice-Chancellor updates the campus community on the fee issues.
28 Aug 2016
UCT SRC decision not to shut down campus (17 August 2016)
As of 17 August 2016 UCT’s Students’ Representative Council was not in support of countrywide campus shutdowns and decided not to implement a university shutdown.
17 Aug 2016
Universities South Africa statement
14 Aug 2016
Council for Higher Education advice on fee adjustments for 2017 (11 August 2016)
The Council for Higher Education submitted the following report to the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, on 11 August 2016.
11 Aug 2016
UCT’s report to the commission on funding higher education (8 July 2016)
On 8 July 2016 UCT submitted a report to the commission supporting the principle of a cost-sharing model to cater for the cost of public higher education, and showing the extent to which other stakeholders, including the corporate sector and university (through its own resources), contributes towards ensuring that poor and middle-class students are adequately funded. Read more...
08 Jul 2016
FAQ on university funding in South Africa
07 Jul 2016