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11 August 2020

Covid-19 financial impact on SA universities stands at over R3.8bn

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Cape Town – The Higher Education Department says the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on university expenditure is over R3.8 billion.

This was revealed by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande in a written response to a parliamentary question from DA MP Belinda Bozzoli.

The DA MP wanted to know the effect on normal university expenditure in each university resulting from the cuts in the university block grant of R2.5bn.

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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