Over recent weeks, the country has been plagued by protesting students demanding that the Department of Higher Education and Training suspend their proposed free increments across various Universities.
The outrage was sparked when the University of Witwatersrand announced plans to increase fees by 10, 5% – an increment higher than the current inflation rate. At the heart of the protests is the demand for free education, the need for transformation within institutions of higher learning as well as a broader debate on issues of funding.

This week on The Business Buzz, we unpack the discourse surrounding the proposed free increments and also take a look at the financial and economic implications of the proposed free education demand. We are joined in the discussion by Senior Economist and Director at the Efficient Group, Dawie Roodt.

Ever wondered how Universities are funded? We play back a discussion with Wits University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor for Advancement, HR and Transformation, Professor Tawana Kupe, who shares insight on how universities are financially run.

“In our Business Wrap”, Financial Advisor Ken Swettenham shares the five things we all need to remember when applying for student loans.

We later unpack all the wonderful opportunities available for job seekers and graduates “through our 60 second corporate sell’’.

Our “Rant ‘n Rave” for the week is a teacher who tells us what she loves and hates about her job.

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The Business Buzz is presented and produced by Tsholofelo Semenya.
Executive Producer: Khanyisile Molaba
Co-Executive Producer: Thando Nkwane
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