THE rapid rise in lifestyle-related illnesses has become as much a developmental issue as it is a public health scare. Higher rates of obesity in particular indicate that an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle are fast replacing tobacco as one of the leading causes of preventable diseases.
Andile Makholwa asked UK Professor Nicholas Barr about the best ways to fund university education. Students across South African universities have embarked on protests against planned fee increases and are also demanding free education. Business and Economy editor Andile Makholwa put questions to Nicholas Barr, Professor of Public Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, about the best ways to fund university education.