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27 July 2017 06:40 (South Africa)

Bill for free education could be R18bn

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The cost of delivering on the 2007 Polokwane conference's resolution on free education at public schools could be anywhere from R5bn to R18bn, according to report in TimesLive. President Jacob Zuma has called for the implementation of free education to be fast-tracked. Currently, 66% of public schools are no-fees schools, and receive a subsidy per pupil ranging from R147 to R855, with a sliding scale depending on whether the schools themselves are classified as poor or affluent. Read more: TimesLive

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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