When empathy is needed, Nzimande offers scorn

28 March 2021 - 00:00 By Sunday Times Editorial

The funding of our higher education system is one of the most emotive subjects in society today. Only this month, Mthokozisi Ntumba, a passer-by, was shot and killed by police during a student protest in Johannesburg.

Funding is a contentious issue for two reasons. First, many young people rightly see a higher qualification as the gateway to escape poverty and build a better life for themselves and their families. So for them, denial of access due to financial constraints represents the crushing of a lifelong dream...

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