The Interim Report of the Commission into the Feasibility of Fee-Free Higher Education and Training in South Africa
Early this month President Jacob Zuma received the Interim Report of the Commission into the Feasibility of Fee-Free Higher Education and Training in South Africa.
The President established the Commission in January this year, with an expectation to complete its task within eight months. However, after the amendment of its terms of reference, the Commission has been given an extension to complete its work by 30 June 2017.
The Chairperson of the Commission, Judge Jonathan Heher, submitted the Interim Report to the President, after only three of the proposed eight sets into which the Commission had divided its work have been completed. According to the Commission, the structure was determined with an appreciation that no properly informed recommendation could be submitted by the Commission without a full understanding of the factors that control and influence higher education and training in South Africa.
The Presidency wishes to release the Interim Report to the public.
Issued by Bongani Ngqulunga on behalf of the Presidency, 23 November 2016