JOHANNESBURG - Social media users have taken note of the newly-released report by the commission of inquiry into the feasibility of making higher education free in South Africa, and are not impressed by the recommendations made.
EXPLAINED: What the fees commission recommended
The students never asked for free bank loans that will cripple them for decades. They asked for Free Education. It looks like the #FeesCommission did not understand what the students were asking.— Ilunga Ntengu (@davxnt) November 13, 2017
The #Feesmustfall campaign was largely driven by social media and saw a number of South African universities brought to its knees as students demanded free education.
More financial burden for a black child upon graduation. #FeesCommission— MandY (@MandyMm87) November 13, 2017
Student leaders across the country this is your time to take up the amour and show leadership. @MYANC has failed us. One big student movement can shake up the country and Zuma will declare free tertiary education #FeesMustFall2017 #FeesCommission #UCTShutdown #witsshutdown— Evidence_Khosa (@Evidence999) November 13, 2017
But there's always money for everything else including a bloated useless cabinet n their deputies n their "respective" entourage,Billions for Gupta tenders,Nuclear power,SABC bonuses,SASSA CPS billions #FeesCommission . When wil SAs be a priority to this gov! ANC is a rhetoric!— KDiale (@Kgadimo2) November 13, 2017
We do not want to pay, owe, or anything of that sort. From application fee to registration, accommodation, transport, food, textbooks, nothing. However we must study the report comprehensively so as to give a correct political line to those who want to dumb our struggle.— Kamvelihle Goba (@KamvelihleGoba) November 13, 2017
#FeesCommission— Reagile-- (@reagilerrr_) November 13, 2017
so the fact of the matter is we're still getting into debt to study , regardless of it being nafsas or ICL .
The commission recommended that all undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at both public and private universities and colleges, regardless of their family background, be funded through a cost-sharing model of government guaranteed income-contingency loans sourced from commercial banks.
Even if it takes 20 years? Phela di 3% annual increase are doing no justice, never mind if those people will even find jobs with the rising unemployment rate. The cost of living still rises on top of that. Back to the drawing board guys. #FeesCommission https://t.co/WefhG9wc5O— Lesiba Sibankie (@FAMA_JOHN) November 13, 2017