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President, Jacob Zuma Plans To Make Higher Education Free In South Africa

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South Africa President, Jacob Zuma is contemplating the last report of the commission examining the achievability of expense free advanced education and preparing in South Africa, the Presidency said on Thursday.

“The administrator of the commission, Judge Jonathan Heher, displayed the answer to the President at his Genadendal living arrangement in Cape Town,” representative Bongani Ngqulunga said in an announcement.

In the wake of the report and its proposals, Zuma would make it accessible to the general population.

The commission was set up after college understudies from the nation over set out on a rough across the country Fees Must Fall challenges toward the finish of 2015.

They were requesting free training following the proposed 2016 charge increases.

Various understudies were captured amid the dissents which saw some college framework

Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini is one of the students whose case is still pending.

He faces charges of violating a court order, public violence, assault, theft, and damage to property.

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He briefly appeared at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday and his case was postponed to September 7.

By April 2016, the department of higher education said the protests had resulted in over R300m in damages.

The department’s minister, Blade Nzimande, revealed in Parliament that 14 universities had submitted damage reports.

Zuma established the commission in January 2016, with an expectation to complete its task within eight months.

“However, after the amendment of its terms of reference, the commission was granted an extension to complete its work by June, 30, 2017,” Ngqulunga said.

Zuma expressed his gratitude to Heher and all members of the commission for the work done “that ensured the successful conclusion of the work of the Commission.

“He all the witnesses and stakeholders in higher education for their contribution and participation in the commission,” he said.

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