14th September 2018
A new cohort of young activists has joined the Management Committee of the South African Student Solidarity Foundation for Education (SASSFE) with the objective of re-invigorating the interventions and programmes of the organisation as it seeks to support students at South Africa’s tertiary education institutions.
At a meeting of the expanded SASSFE Management Committee held in August 2018 it was agreed that South Africa’s higher education landscape has continued to change and evolve since the launch of SASSFE in April 2016 and that higher education students continue to face numerous challenges that need to be overcome.
New members of the SASSFE management committee are Mzwanele Ntshwanti, Thabo Boom, Fasiha Hassan, Nompendulo Mkatshwa, Shaeera Kalla and Shafee Verachia. The new members join the existing members of the management committee comprising Tiego Moseneke, Firoz Cachalia, Kenneth Creamer, Themba Maseko, Moss Mashishi, Linda Vilakazi and Tebogo Thothela.
It was further agreed that Tiego Moseneke and Tebogo Thothela (pictured above left and right) would serve as Co-Chairpersons of the Management Committee in order to facilitate greater inter-generational leadership and as part of the programme to re-invigorate the work of SASSFE.
It was tabled at the SASSFE Management Committee held in August 2018 that the critical action areas in the months ahead would include areas of academic excellence, mentorship initiatives, study materials, ongoing programmes to address student hunger, legal support and policy work to ensure effective systems to achieve free higher education for students in need as well as curriculum reform to achieve decolonised and Africanised curricula.
SASSFE is a registered not for profit Trust set up by former South African student leaders which aims to mobilise alumni to assist in improving the current circumstances of students in the country. SASSFE’s Trustees are Archbishop Thabo Makgoba (Chariperson), Judge Richard Goldstone, Judge Azar Cachalia and Professor Kgethi Phakeng.
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