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Free education model not a sustainable one for SA: Nzimande

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has made it clear to students and university representatives that the across the board free education model is not a sustainable one for South Africa.

Nzimande met with various representatives again on Thursday.

Students expressed concern over continued violence and destruction of property on some campuses.

Separate meetings were held with Vice-Chancellors and students representatives.

The higher education department said students would suffer most if violence continued and infrastructure was damaged on campuses.
Vice-Chancellors raised concern over what was termed a small criminal minority damaging infrastructure.

On the fees matter, Nzimande said a one size fits all approach could not be followed as families who could afford would then also be subsidised.

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