Black tax: how young black professionals embrace a public good

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Fongwa
KEYWORDS: HIGHER EDUCATION, INEQUALITIES, POVERTY
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11699
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/16024
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16024

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Abstract

The answer to whether students should pay for higher education in South Africa or get it for free remains both topical and contested. One argument in the debate centres on whether higher education serves a public good (hence it should be free) or a private good (hence it should be paid for).