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Copies of Archbishop Makgoba’s book sold to assist students in need

1st April 2018

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Chairperson of the SASSFE Board of Trustees, donated proceeds from the sale of 50 copies of his book to SASSFE. This is in addition to Archbishop...

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SASSFE congratulates Prof Phakeng on her appointment as UCT Vice-Chancellor

20th March 2018

Chairperson of the SASSFE management Committee, Tiego Moseneke, congratulates SASSFE Trustee, Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng, on her appointment as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT). Moseneke believes that...

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Freedom to study with dignity

7th February 2018

Higher education may now be free for many students, but the challenge of studying with dignity is more important than ever. As access to university widens for the poor,...

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Foundation’s food scheme offers a life-line to hungry, poor students

6th February 2018

The cost of feeding an adult woman between the ages of 19 and 64 has been priced at R588.45 a month, and the cost of feeding an adult man...

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SASSFE Trustees Archbishop Thabo Makgoba and Retired Judge Richard Golstone

SASSFE Trustees to meet in Q1 2018

24th January 2018

The Trustees of the South African Student Solidarity Foundation for Education (“SASSFE”), are scheduled to hold the Third Meeting of the Trustees of SASSFE on 5 February 2018 at...

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Madonsela biography raises thousands for students

9th October 2017

Alumni and friends of Wits raised more than R10 000 for students in one hour on 5 October, thanks to the generosity of journalist and activist Thandeka Gqubule. Gqubule donated...

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SASSFE hosting discussion by author and activist Thandeka Gqubele

31st August 2017

SASSFE is hosting a discussion, led by esteemed journalist and activist Thandeka Gqubule, about her recent book No Longer Whispering: The Story of Thuli Madonsela.  Gqubule’s book, published by...

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Student Volunteers lend a helping hand at the Student Feeding Scheme at Wits University

SASSFE assists with feeding scheme for Wits Students

23rd May 2017

The South African Student Solidarity Foundation for Education (SASSFE) has contributed R250 000 to the Wits Food Programme, particularly the Masidleni Daily Meal Project, to assist students in need...

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Needy university students to benefit from new education fund

7th April 2016

Former University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) student presidents and SRC members launched the South African Student Solidarity Foundation for Education (SASSFE) on Wednesday at the institution, with the aim...

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Wits alumni helping hand for struggling students

6th April 2016

Former student leaders have formed an organisation called “The South African Student Solidarity Foundation” in an attempt to raise funds for needy but deserving students. The call for free...

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