Motsepe Foundation Donates R30 Million to 26 University SRCs Towards Student Registration, Fees and Historical Debt

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, CEO and Co-Founder of the Motsepe Foundation today announced that the Motsepe Foundation is donating R30 million to student representative councils (SRCs), which will be allocated towards alleviating student concerns surrounding registration, fees, and historical debt.

At a meeting held at the Sandton Sun today, 25 SRC Presidents were joined by their Head of Student Affairs, as well as Mr Yandiza Ndzoyiya, President of South African Union of Students. Hosted by Motsepe Foundation, as part of their platform Universities in Dialogue, student leaders met to discuss student funding and other concerns. Among the challenges raised were food insecurity faced by students, period poverty, and the need for multi-stakeholder partnerships that reduce student living costs while in accredited accommodation.

The R30 million donation by the Motsepe Foundation hopes to encourage support from private and non-profit stakeholders, who stand to benefit from an educated and skilled youth population.

The identification of student needs to be supported will be conducted in partnership with the SRCs at each of the 26 South African universities.

The Motsepe Foundation has also allocated 300 new bursaries for students at universities and schools for the 2023 academic year.