While the protesting students were busy beating up police officers and destroying our infrastructures, outgoing Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela gathered more funds to assist their education.
The Public Protector in a media statement, thanked “generous givers” who heeded her call to donate to her office’s FeesMustFall Fund.
BuzzSouthAfrica learnt that corporate and individuals pledged a sum of R640 000 towards the social investment initiative.
The pledges were made at the Black Management Forum’s 40th Year Anniversary dinner in Midrand.
As learnt, the Chairman of AngloGold Ashanti, Sipho Pityana donated R300 000. Liberty Corporate donated another R300 000 and former Black Management Forum President Nolitha Fakude, R40 000. The
Madonsela expressed her gratitude to the givers saying the contributions would go a long way to caters for the needy students who continue to struggle with university fees.
According to her, the givers’ decision to concern themselves with the problems of funding education as experienced by many students in tertiary institutions across the country, shows that they understand what being together as a socket is all about.
“We are all on same boat” she said, “as long as there is injustice somewhere, there could never be sustainable peace anywhere,” added the Public Protector.
Thus, she appealed that the gesture should motivate others to join and play their part in contributing towards a lasting solution to the funding crisis in higher education.
Not long ago, Madonsela pledged R15 000.00 towards the FeesMustFall Fund. Then, she begged corporate to emulate the gesture and help resolve the funding crisis bedeviling South Africa’s higher institution of learning.
After that, she added another R5,000 which she was given at the International Anglicans Ablaze Conference to donate to a charity of her choice to the FeesMustFall Fund.