|Racial polarisation and political intolerance at an all time high statement by National Deputy-Secretary (29 April 1998)|
|Paying for university education statement by Media and Marketing Director (03 February 1998)|
With a load of R500m of unpaid study accounts, our universities just cannot continue to function properly, also in the light of decreasing government subsidies. Students, who in the past had a free university education, also because of politically motivated lenient fee policies, cannot comprehend why the situation now has to change.
The fact is that we are normalising society, and tertiary education as part of it. Our country just does not have the financial resources to provide free tertiary education; it is also not a social service that other democratic states offer.
There are therefore three issues at stake here: