By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi. The cost of education rose by 9.3% in March compared to March last year. This is 5.3% higher than the headline inflation figure of 4% year-on-year for the same month, according to the statistics SA data. The data was based on fees charged by schools and tertiary institutions. Education inflation consistently outstripped inflation, said statistics SA. It said: "South African households will have to make more room in their budgets to pay for rising tuition fees." More...