Walter Sisulu University's vice-chancellor donates R500 000 of his own money to help students

Walter Sisulu University's vice-chancellor donates R500 000 of his own money to help students

Professor Rob Midgley has since his appointment as the Walter Sisulu University vice-chancellor two-years-ago, donated half a million rand towards funding for underprivileged students.

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According to TimesLIVE, Midgley has been donating R25 000 of his salary every month since he was appointed as the WSU vice-chancellor in April 2016.

The report suggests Midgley’s R25 000 donation is 10% of his monthly salary, meaning he earns more or less R300 000 annually.

Midgley said he’s “enormously privileged to receive fantastic” salary and when he has the opportunity to help those who do not share the privilege, he takes it.

Walter Sisulu University's vice-chancellor donates R500 000 of his own money to help students

Walter Sisulu University's vice-chancellor donates R500 000 of his own money to help students. Photo credit: News365.co.za.

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According to the Daily Dispatch newspaper, Midgley said: “We are enormously privileged to receive fantastic salaries. Not everyone receives a same kind of salary‚ so when one is in a position to make a difference to somebody else’s life‚ I think it is morally incumbent upon an individual to do what they can."

Midgley is not the only vice-chancellor to open up his heart and wallet to support those who need it.

As Briefly.co.za reported previously, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, who started her term as the UCT vice-chancellor recenlty, announced she would be donating 10% of her salary to the Thuma Mina Fund.

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