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 tertiary education has parachuted to one of the top issues on the public agenda.
Last year, campuses throughout the country were shut down and students marched on Parliament and the Union Buildings in support of their demand.
Funding to National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) – the national student funding scheme – has been hiked significantly.
This week, protests at Wits University flared up again.
The foundation is hoping to raise enough funds in the next six months and is appealing to all South Africans, especially alumni, to help change lives. Donations can be made to through the foundation’s website.
Originally published on the SABC website.