Dr Bandile Masuku, Chairperson of Council, proposed thatpartnerships should extend beyond only seeking funding to aidaccess to higher education, but also include funding for accommodation.
He proposed a summit to bring people together to rally behind such an initiative. “We need to think outside of the box, especially for students studying at the Soshanguve and Ga-Rankuwa campuses.”
In his vote of thanks, Mr Nick Motsatse, Deputy Chairperson of the TUT Council, said that he and his counterparts are very happy to report that the first allocations of the TUT Bursary and Scholarship Fund will be made this year.
Mr Motsatse was speaking on behalf of TUT Chancellor and Patron of the TUT Bursary and Scholarship Fund, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, who could unfortunately, not attend the event.
“Words cannot express how grateful we are as a University to have all of you here. This is evidence of the positive relationships that TUT strives to maintain with industry, corporates, Government, agencies, parastatals and crucially, I even think more importantly, the individual donors.”
A highlight of the event was performances by talented Vocal Art students, Omphile Kgogome and Lwazi Dlamini, who wowed the audience with their renditions of Vilja and Bella Siccome.