On 16 February 2023, the University of Venda Student Representative Council (SRC) was invited by the CEO and Co-founder of Motsepe Foundation, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe alongside with SRC members from other 25 South African Universities.

L-R: Director Student Affairs, Azwidowi Mukheli and SRC President Gudani Tshamano

UNIVEN SRC President, Mr Gudani Tshamano thanked the Motsepe Foundation for the donation and outlined that the donation comes at the perfect time when they were having discussions with the Student Governance body about donating SRC funds to assist students during the 2023 registrations. He further appealed to other foundations and big companies which are benefiting from government to follow the example set by the Motsepe Foundation. He committed that they would ensure that the R1.3 million is used fruitfully and will pay for the registration fee of students who are currently experiencing registration challenges due to unavailability of funds.

In her presentation, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe said that she has been pained by seeing young people dropping out of tertiary institutions because they do not have money for registration. Dr Motsepe further said it is for this reason that she took an initiative to assist where possible. This was to ensure that young people are able to complete their studies.  Student Representative Councils across South Africa deliberated and shared the challenges that they are going through in their respective institutions. They also shared ideas on how to resolve some of the challenges which they are facing at this present moment, especially around student funding.

As part of solving the financial challenges which the SRCs are facing, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe has announced that Motsepe Foundation will be donating R30 Million which will be shared by all 26 South African Universities. UNIVEN SRC was given R1.3 million donation which will assist with SRC programmes.

Picture: Student Leadership after receiving their donation from Motsepe Foundation


Issued by:
Department of Marketing, Branding and Communication
University of Venda
Tel: (015) 962 8525 / 8710
Date: 22 February 2022

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