Nomsa Ludere, Kgutso Segodi, Kgotso Maduna and Amanda Nkosi, all first-year Information Technology (IT) students, are the 2018 Dell bursary recipients.
The DDF has been funding TUT students since 2013 and annually selects only the best first-year IT students from different universities for its bursary programme. The bursaries include laptops and tuition fees from first to third year, provided that recipients continue to excel academically.
Ten TUT students have benefited from the programme thus far. These bursaries have a combined value of R1 313 549.
Annually, the ICT first-year and Foundation Phase Unit sends the names of its top ten Foundation Phase students to Dell, which then selects the best candidates according to certain criteria, such as academic excellence and financial need.
According to Pearl Seakamela, Development Officer at the Advancement and Partnerships Office (APO,) the APO coordinates the bursaries in collaboration with academic managers, Correlie Pretorius, Mashitishi Phurutsi and Vianney Kambale, from the ICT first-year and Foundation Phase Unit.