On photo L-R: Dr Rejoice Simelane, Dr Takalani Dzaga, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe and Mr John Ndaka

As part of solving the financial challenges which the student leaders are facing in higher education institutions, the Co-Founder and CEO of Motsepe Foundation, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe donated a total of R1.3m towards the support of the SRC Programmes, namely: Student debt, student mental wellness, gender equality and women’s wellbeing. The UNIVEN SRC President, Mr John Ndaka accompanied by the Director Marketing, Branding and Communication, Dr Takalani Dzaga, received the donation at an event held at Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg on Friday, 23 February 2024.When handing over the donation, the Co-Founder and CEO of Motsepe Foundation, Dr Precious Moloi Motsepe expressed that the Foundation is committed to reduce the level of poverty in South Africa and beyond. The Foundation is inspired to play a role of easing the struggle of students in improving access to quality higher education. The Motsepe Foundation has initiated several interventions to support the access, throughput and wellbeing of bursary recipients, they believe that supporting student-led initiatives adds value to the various interventions deployed by diverse stakeholders.

On photo L-R: Mr Patrick Thaba, Mr John Mdaka and Dr Takalani Dzaga

In 2023, the Motsepe Foundation donated the same amount of R1.3m to the University of Venda.
The Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Bernard Nthambeleni on behalf of the University of Venda said “I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Motsepe Foundation’s kind donations towards the support of our SRC Programmes which are quite critical to the life of our students. All these pertinent issues are at the centre of the University’s efforts to ensure a conducive learning environment. We are honoured that your esteemed institution has committed to help our institution to implement these
programmes. These donations will certainly alleviate some of the pressures with which we are confronted.”
The SRC President, Mr John Ndaka thanked the Motsepe Foundation for their incessant support. He said that these donations will indeed go a long way in the University’s endeavour of Creating Future Leaders.

Issued by:
Department of Marketing, Branding and Communication
University of Venda
Tel: (015) 962 8525 /8710
Date: 23 February 2024

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