Thuli Madonsela’s Long Walk for Financial Freedom, Raises Money to Pay off Student Debt

Thuli Madonsela’s Long Walk for Financial Freedom, Raises Money to Pay off Student Debt

  • Thuli Madonsela led a 16km walk to help raise money for student debt at Stellenbosch University
  • Madonsela joined the initiative to help those students who are not poor enough to receive government support
  • The Social Justice Walk was conceived last year after students were prevented from registering due to unpaid fees

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STELLENBOSH - Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has led a walk to raise money to help cover student debt. The initiative is called the Social Justice Walk.

These students are considered too "rich" to receive financial support from the government but are actually too "poor" to actually afford to study.

Madonsela led a 16km walk that stopped at Stellenbosch University's law faculty to sing the national anthem and raise awareness.

Thuli Madonsela, Education, Student Debt, Cape Town
Thuli Madonsela hit the road to raise funds for student debt. Photo credit: @ThuliMadonsela3
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The students who are at the heart of the walk are from all different racial backgrounds and some are even from Zimbabwe according to SABC News.

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The Social Justice Walk was conceived last year when students were unable to register for university due to unpaid fees. Madonsela, who is currently a professor at the university, was accompanied by about 40 other people.

IOL reported that the walk started at the Rhenish Church and was completed at Die Werf in Pniel.

Thabo Mbeki Foundation, Thuli Madonsela speak about De Klerk's Apartheid apology

Earlier, Briefly News reported that the Thabo Mbeki Foundation has responded to a video released by the FW de Klerk Foundation after the former president's passing yesterday. Advocate Thuli Madonsela also released a statement about De Klerk's passing.

In her statement, Madonsela expressed her condolences towards De Klerk's family, friends, and colleagues. She also highlighted his role in South Africa's transition from Apartheid to democracy, such as him releasing political prisoners and unbanning political parties - and organisations.

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Madonsela applauded De Klerk and his foundation for the video that was released, wherein the former president apologises for his behaviour during Apartheid and states that his view has changed dramatically since the 1980s, News24 reports.

No, NSFAS is not asking students to get 75% to secure further funding

In similar news, social media has been buzzing with rumours that NSFAS's 2023 requirements will include that students need a 75% pass to secure their funding. However, these claims are false.

NSFAS is the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, which provides disadvantaged students at tertiary education institutions with funds to cover their educational costs.

Despite the news being fake, it went viral on social media and even got picked up by certain news outlets, including The Sowetan, who have since deleted the article and related social media posts.

Source: Briefly News

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