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September 20th, 2016 by

Following the announcement by Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande, of a possible 8% student fee increase in 2017, there has been great student unrest across the country.

Students are not just enraged at this increase, they are asking for university fees in South Africa to be scrapped altogether.

This is What an 8% Fee Increase Looks Like for a First Year Student

*Not including application and registration fee.

 University  BA 2016  BA 2017  BCom 2016  BCom 2017
 University of Pretoria R30 560 R33 004 R36 430 R39 344
 University of Cape Town R46 000 R49 680 R48 750 R52 650
 University of Johannesburg R29 170 R31 503 R29 140 R31 471
 North West University R34 245 R36 984 R39 495 R42 654
 Stellenbosch R32 534 R35 136 R33 164 R53 817