SPU’s Golf Day drives support for students

The Sol Plaatje University (SPU) Student Representative Council (SRC) hosted the inaugural Thusa Moithuti Fundraising Golf Day on 15 March 2024 at the Magersfontein Memorial Golf Estate. The event aimed to raise funds for less privileged and academically excluded SPU students. In February 2021, the SRC launched the Thusa Moithuti Fund as an essential step towards broadening educational opportunities for many students by providing them with the financial support and resources needed for academic success.  

SPU Chancellor, Justice Steven Majiedt, expressed immense pride in the SRC’s initiative, noting the profound sense of unity and compassion shown by students in raising funds for their financially excluded peers. “It is a testament to their compassion, solidarity, and unwavering commitment to ensuring every member of the SPU community thrives. Together, exemplifying the true spirit of empathy and inclusivity, setting a significant example for generations to come,” he said.

Ms Nicole Morris, SPU Dean of Student Affairs emphasised the importance of such initiatives in ensuring that no student is left behind in their educational journey. She stressed that equitable access to resources, support, and opportunities to flourish academically is crucial. By fostering an environment of inclusivity and proactive assistance, the University empowers students to overcome obstacles, achieve their full potential and honour the diverse aspirations of the student body.

The SRC 2023/24 identified the need to intensify its fundraising initiatives to achieve its second strategic goal, which is to provide access to education and achieve student success, thereby ensuring that by no student is left behind, as echoed by the SRC Secretary-General, Mr Gudani Liswoga.

SPU is grateful for the overwhelming support received from all attendees. A special thanks for their contribution and support goes to ABSA Public Sector Northern Cape; Dr Zamani Saul, the Premier of the Northern Cape; Ms Lorato Venus Blennies, MEC for Youth, Women, Disability, Communications and E-Government;  Mr Zolile Monakali, MEC of Education; Mr Maruping Lekwene, MEC of Health;  Ms Tsholofelo Wesi, owner of Nare Boutique Hotel; Mr Kagiso Nkomo owner of Long Street Lounge; and SPU alumnus, Mr Kgomotso Modiragale, CEO of African Media Connection.

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