[LISTEN] UJ raises R60m for ‘missing middle’ students

Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Tshilidzi Marwala explains how the university managed to raised R60 million for financially needy students.

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Tshilidzi Marwala has explained how the university managed to raised R60 million for financially needy students.

In just three months, the institution has reached its year-end target of R60 million, to support 3,500 academically deserving so-called 'missing middle' students.

Marwala says the university relied heavily on alumni networks who sent a word out to help those that couldn't pay their fees.

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