- Lasizwe Dambuza and friends have raised a total of R2 million in just 7 days for students' fees
- Thanks to a massive R1 million donation from Standard Bank Lasiwe doubled what he had raised over the previous five days
- Lasizwe has been praised for his efforts to help the #FeesMustFall protests
Lasizwe Dambuza has been following the student protests with a lot of interest and wanted to help. He and his friends set up a fundraising initiative to help pay student fees.
Lasizwe and a few industry friends have been busy with a campaign to raise money for students amid the fees protests.
The YouTube sensation asked his fans and followers to pledge just R10 towards the cause.
On Thursday, Lasizwe took to the internet to celebrate raising R1 million in just five days, and two days later he doubled it raising R2 million thanks to a donation from Standard Bank.
He posted the good news on Twitter:
The social media personality has shared the banking details on multiple online platforms to encourage people to donate to a worthy cause.
Social media users praised Lasizwe for his efforts to help students:
"We proud of you, brother. This is what we call 'influencing'. Keep shining. ❤
Ngathi ngingaku odela eGreat Dane. Lol. Ka dlala."
"Hey, Lasizwe as a student, I thank you for the phenomenal effort and great part you took for students in raising the funds so they'd be able to be funded at university. You're appreciated and God bless from on forth and beyond in your future endeavours."
"You embody what should be a true definition of an “INFLUENCER”, not the others who take selfies and tweet for likes. You got up and took an initiative to change the state of your country fellow ntangas. Well done for getting up and DOING!"
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that social media personality Lasizwe Dambuza has shared a heartwarming post on social media. Lasizwe spoke about the protests at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) over the financial exclusion of certain students.
Lasizwe has now pledged to contribute R10 000 towards any deserving student's fees. The reality television star said the winner would be picked randomly from his subscribers on his YouTube channel on 18 March.
South Africans have taken to Lasizwe's replies section on Twitter to ask the personality if he could choose them.
"I'm a student at UNISA studying a bachelor of education. I would appreciate it if I had the assistance with my study fees, this 10k would help me finish this year and be able to work and my dreams would come true. Attached are my last year's results and the money I owe."
"I'm a third-year student at Richfield graduate institute of technology. I'm studying business administrator specializing in supply chain management. I need to pay at least 50% of my outstanding fees to register for my final year or pay just R3500 which is for registrations."
SifisoFigo1 replied in response:
"Good evening Lasizwe I would like you to help me with my tuition fees I'm only left with 6 modules to finish my course. I'm a Rosebank College student and I've met you twice and told you about my situation in finance. Getting help from you will definitely make my dream come true."
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