Food parcels for UKZN students as they wait for their allowances

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UKZN students were given food parcels on Monday because many have not received their allowances this month.
UKZN students were given food parcels on Monday because many have not received their allowances this month.

Students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pietermaritzburg campus were given food parcels on Monday as part of a pilot project to ensure that those in need do not starve.

Sphelele Shangase said the parcels were for students who had not received their allowances and also for those who are in need of food, but are not funded.

“The Pietermaritzburg campus representative council (PCRC) made requests to distribute the food donated to the campus HIV and AIDS support unit so the students are not left to starve,” he said.

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