The budget is notably silent on the new loan scheme for students announced by higher education, science & innovation minister Blade Nzimande in January, suggesting the National Treasury was not on board when he went public with the policy.

“It is still work in progress,” said Treasury deputy director-general for public finance Mampho Modise, when asked why there was no provision for the scheme over the medium term...

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