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Motsepe Foundation donates R30 million to support university students

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The Motsepe Foundation has donated R30 million to 26 university student representative councils towards student registration fees and historical debt.

Motsepe Foundation co-founder and CEO Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe announced a donation of R30 million to 26 university student representative councils. Picture: Supplied

THE MOTSEPE Foundation has donated R30 million to 26 university student representative councils (SRCs) towards student registration fees and historical debt.

In a statement on Sunday, Motsepe Foundation co-founder and CEO Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe announced the donation of R30 million to SRCs.

The donation will be allocated towards alleviating student challenges surrounding registration fees and historical debt.

During the Universities in Dialogue meeting held at the Sandton Convention Centre, student leaders from 26 universities shared their concerns and proposed solutions to youth unemployment and the uncertain future of work.

The deliberations revealed the vital role of collaboration between the private sector and academic institutions to drive meaningful research endeavours and address the skills and information mismatch that exists in the labour market.

“We must not merely reflect on these insights but pledge ourselves to actions that will dismantle barriers, inspire hope and pave pathways of opportunity,” Moloi-Motsepe said.

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

Motsepe Foundation co-founder and CEO Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe announced a donation of R30 million to 26 university student representative councils. Picture: Supplied

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