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The price of tertiary education is going up after the Minister of Higher Education gave public universities the go ahead to increase prices.


President Zuma's announcement that poor and working class students will be able to access free university courses has caused much excitment among young people.


Government are still discussing how to fully fund the nation's universities next year after the announcement that there will be no increase in fees. R2.3 billion is needed to cover the shortfall with the government expected to contribute R2bn and the universities to find the additional nearly R400million.


Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande urged all stakeholders within the higher education sector “to try and find each other through negotiations first...”

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