Treasury reviewing Zuma's free higher education proposal
The National Treasury says it’s in the process of reviewing the details of President Jacob Zuma’s proposal on free higher education.
Zuma announced that government would introduce free tertiary education for students from poor and working-class homes.
This would affect 90 percent of South African households.
Zuma made the surprise announcement ahead of the start of the ANC’s 54th elective conference on Saturday.
The Heher Commission had previously found free tertiary education for all students was not feasible.
The Treasury says any changes to existing spending proposals will be announced in the 2018 budget.