An ambitious plan of the University of the Witwatersrand Student Representative Council (SRC) to raise R1 million for fellow students' tuition became reality.
This was after an individual donor gave R553 000 to help students from poor families who cannot get funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.
Basetsana Thokoane, who is a graduate of Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College in Tanzania, various universities and colleges in the United Kingdom through African National Congress scholarships and support, in a letter to SRC president, Mcebo Dlamini, says she shares a similar background to the students in need.
"I will always make sure that young people who work hard are supported to achieve their dreams as so many did with me," she maintains.
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