- Twitter users appealed for help for a brilliant matriculant who obtained 8 As
- UCT accepted her to study medicine, but she had no bursary offers
- UCT's Vice-Chancellor replied to a Twitter appeal and said the matter was "sorted"
University of Cape Town's (UCT) Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng, has come through for a brilliant matriculant who needed financial assistance.
Twitter users shared the case of Malondy, who had obtained an amazing 8 As in her matric, Briefly.co.za gathered.
UCT accepted her to study medicine. However, she had no bursary offers and was still waiting for a reply from the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).
On 5 December, Prof Phakeng saw one of the appeals for Malondy on Twitter and replied with a simple comment, "Sorted."
In another tweet, the VC added that the matter was being attended to.
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South Africans on Twitter applauded Prof Phakeng for being hands on even during her holidays. They urged her to keep up the great work.
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