Monthly Archives: October 2015

Funding Free Higher Education

The purpose of this post is not to provided an exact funding model. What we want to do is to crunch some numbers, and determine if the funding of free higher education is even feasible.

If we crunched the numbers, and our funding model is nowhere near feasible, then we need to come up with some other way. It turns out, that we get incredibly good numbers. What we get is not technically “free” higher ed, but fees are fully subsidised essentially through taxes, where the student pays pack the money over the lifetime of their working career.

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Vision 2029

The Democratic Alliance (le DA), is currently punting “Vision 2029”. Where they want you to believe, that in 2029 (a National Election year), with your support, the DA can be in National Government.

So I thought: We know how much support (in number of votes) they had in 2014 (a National Election year), so to win in 2029, what would be the “average” growth needed to become the Majority Party?

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