CGTN's Travers Andrews talked to Prof. Murray Leibbrandt about SALDRU's Income Comparison Tool that aims to help people better understand SA's inequality. "We're all part of this society. We all fit somewhere. It's necessary to know where you fit in the distribution and see how other people live," Leibbrandt told him.
The completion of any post-schooling education substantially improves labour market prospects. Therefore increasing access is critical. While much of the debate has focused on the need for fees to fall at universities, a bigger challenge is increasing the overall number of students enrolled in the technical college system.
Speaking at the 2018 Siyamphumelela Conference, a three-day event that took place in Johannesburg in June, SALDRU’s Dr. Nicola Branson presented preliminary findings from a study that examines the sources of funding for students at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The study was initiated in response to the wave of 'Fees Must Fall' students’ protests in 2015.