It’s good to know that the University of Witwatersrand SRC, launched an access campaign mission-ed to raise R10 million for students who have outstanding debt. To that, rappers iFani and Cassper have responded donating a total sum of R100,000 to Wits University.
Reports have it that the rap artists helped out by dishing out R50,000 each. iFani as gathered, kick-started the giving after the Wits SRC launched the campaign and called on the South African entertainment industry to contribute to the R10 million agenda.
iFani responded by donating R50,000, challenging Cassper Nyovest to do same. The latter followed suit and in turn, called on Major League DJs to help out.
Cassper on his social media accounts, related thus – “accepted Ifani’s challenge to match his 50k going towards helping the students of WitsUniversity with their #Accesscampaign. They are trying to raise 10 million rand to pay school fees debt. I am challenging all South African rappers to join us. Get involved #WillYouRespond.”
Wits SRC explained that “an estimated 8 000 students have outstanding debt. The bulk of these students are the “missing middle”. This has led to the SRC of 2015/2016 launching the #Access campaign.
We have set a R 10 million target in order for us to assist the “missing middle”…Our overarching goal remains that of access to free and quality education for the poor and academically qualifying.
We are committed to finding ways to remove barriers and exclusionary tools that keep higher education inaccessible to thousands of deserving students. Some of these barriers include outstanding debt and unreasonable registration fees…the “missing middle” are not middle-class students. It is these students that will be denied access to higher education. The doors of higher learning will not be closed to anyone. “