UFS students raise funds for 2016 fees

SRC president Lindokuhle Ntuli. (Jeanette Chabalala, News24)
SRC president Lindokuhle Ntuli. (Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

Bloemfontein – The University of the Free State’s (UFS) student representative council (SRC) members launched a fundraising campaign on Friday for students who cannot afford tuition fees.  

“Other than protesting and shutting down the campuses, marching and sending memorandums, we have a responsibility to help out where we can. Even though we called for the zero percent increment, which we won, students still can’t afford to pay for fees and books," SRC president Lindokuhle Ntuli said.

Ntuli challenged students, staff members and the community to contribute.

Each SRC member pledged R500 from their own pockets towards the campaign, while some students also pledged to help students who could not afford fees.

Second-year law student Natasha Kabaso, 22, said she wanted to support the "less fortunate".

"This is something I feel strongly about. I am an international student so I know how hefty the fees can get," she said.  

Violent Maluleka, 22, who studies genetics and microbiology, said this was her opportunity to make a difference.  

"I believe I have an ability to make a difference. We have been asking for help from the university and the Department of Education in the past week during the #FeesMustFall campaign, but I believe we also need to contribute."

Students nationwide secured a no fee increase last week after days of countrywide protests.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Who do you think is going to win the 2020 US election?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Biden is going to take it
47% - 7717 votes
It's four more years for Trump
53% - 8866 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
16.19
(-0.10)
ZAR/GBP
21.11
(-0.12)
ZAR/EUR
19.19
(-0.12)
ZAR/AUD
11.55
(-0.13)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(-0.14)
Gold
1901.55
(+0.01)
Silver
24.57
(+0.10)
Platinum
902.03
(+0.40)
Brent Crude
41.85
(-1.66)
Palladium
2378.04
(+0.61)
All Share
55339.58
(+0.99)
Top 40
50692.28
(+0.83)
Financial 15
10790.70
(+3.99)
Industrial 25
74905.70
(+1.05)
Resource 10
52561.57
(-0.49)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo