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Thursday, 23 January 2020

R111 million raised for bursaries

HAND UP: Calvin Maseko, Director of Advancement Department (left in the back row), congratulates some of the 3 000 students who benefitted from bursaries raised by his department. HAND UP: Calvin Maseko, Director of Advancement Department (left in the back row), congratulates some of the 3 000 students who benefitted from bursaries raised by his department.

The Advancement Department raised R111 million in bursaries in 2019, which benefitted over 3000 underprivileged students.

“We are grateful to our donors who heeded to our request for funding and helped in the fulfilment of our underprivileged students’ dreams,” says Calvin Maseko, Director of the Advancement Department.

This is a significant increase considering that in 2018 the Department secured R71 million.

Maseko adds that the extra working hours put in by the department’s staff paid off. He also expressed a word of appreciation to staff members from other departments who enabled this huge success.

“The bursary application process is too admin intensive, and as a result some students helped out in the processes. I am humbled by this behaviour as they did us proud,” he said.

Maseko had a few words of advice for students whose sponsors have not yet paid out their tuition fees.

“Over 400 students are still waiting for their fees to be paid by their bursary sponsors. For those who experienced delays, the office of the Vice-Chancellor has authorised that they be unblocked and enabled to register in 2020 if they intend to continue their studies at CPUT,” he says. “The department is following up on the outstanding payments and extends its gratitude to students that have been patiently waiting.”

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.