TUT student leaders assist needy students through Motsepe Foundation donation

by Phaphama Tshisikhawe

3 March 2023

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has welcomed a generous donation of R1.3 million from the Motsepe Foundation to the University’s Student Representative Council (SRC). The money will be allocated towards alleviating the financial needs of students, such as registration, fees and historical debt.

ISRC Secretary General, Amanda Ntombela with Rebone Molefe, HOD - Student Governance and Leadership Development at the Soshanguve Campus.

According to ISRC President General, Shepard Khoza, the bulk of the funds is currently being directed towards clearing the debt of unfunded students from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as missing middle students who struggle to register due to debt.

“The SRC has committed to raise funds for unfunded students from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as those who fall in the missing middle category who cannot afford to clear their debt. The donation received from the Motsepe Foundation is invaluable and will go a long way in alleviating the financial burden on students who cannot register because of debt.”

Khoza added that the funds will assist more than 400 students to clear their debts. The  remaining money will go towards initiatives aimed at addressing Gender-Based Violence awareness campaigns, mental health challenges amongst students and women empowerment programmes.

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, co-founder and CEO of the Foundation, handed the cheque over during a ceremony in Sandton. Amanda Ntombela, ISRC Secretary General, received it on behalf of the ISRC. 

For more information on the Tshwane University of Technology, please contact Phaphama Tshisikhawe, Corporate Affairs and Marketing.
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