College of Human Sciences

Saying goodbye in style

The English Studies Department in the College of Human Sciences at Unisa held a surprise farewell for Prof Sope Maithufi who resigned at the end of February 2018 to follow another career interest. The department collected an amount of R780 to give to him a gift but he instead requested that the funds be directed to the Principal’s Bursary Fund.

He says that he gave to the fund because he was concerned about whether Unisa would be able to manage to meet its funding priories in view of the fact that free education has become the new order. “I took careful note of the fact that the demand for bursaries has grown exponentially in the past few years and it only requires for us to take charge of the situation and secure the future of students.”

Maithufi says he is a giver at heart and he is currently on a mission to establish a vegetable garden to benefit the communities around where he lives.

Giving to Unisa has now become easier

Unisa has expanded its online donations platform. Previously powered only with a credit card facility, the platform has been loaded with an electronic funds transfer (EFT) option, which is now available to use. Virtual Card Services powers donating to Unisa at your secure leisure and convenience.

By visiting here anywhere and at any time, you can donate however much you want or choose any of the stipulated amounts to advancing research and innovation, creating the next generation of academics, plugged in students, and student access and success. The platform also allows you to donate your money to any other areas of need, including the Unisa Alumni Association and the Unisa Principal’s Bursary Fund.

The donate platform is easy to use and easy to navigate. By a click of a button you can join the donate movement to help the university shape futures and define tomorrow.

*By Busisiwe Mahlangu