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Unisa celebrates inspirational champs with bursaries

In celebration of their herstoric achievement, Unisa has granted bursary opportunities to Banyana Banyana, winners of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON), to pursue study programmes of their choice and continue to shape their futures towards a better tomorrow.

The victorious team, coach and support staff celebrating with President Cyril Ramaphosa on the steps of the Union Buildings (Image credit: SAFA)

In recognition of their herstoric achievement, Unisa will make available a special bursary programme to the twenty-three players in accordance with the university’s admission policies. The offer, whose terms and conditions will be communicated to the potential recipients, is effective from January 2023.

"The herstoric victory of South Africa in the African football scene after twenty-six years is very inspirational to Unisa, the youth, and South Africa as a whole," says Prof Puleng LenkaBula, Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor. "The achievement of Banyana Banyana resonates with Unisa’s values of innovation, excellence, and responsiveness. It is for this reason that Unisa saw it befitting to offer our exemplary champions the opportunity to further their studies and futures. We hope that in the same manner that Banyana Banyana have inspired the nation, this small gesture will inspire young girls and boys to believe in sport, virtues of discipline and excellence, and that there are long-term benefits and rewards associated with such virtues."

In the next few days, Unisa will communicate the details for the official handover ceremony with the South African Football Association (SAFA) leadership and the public.

* By Unisa Media Affairs, Department of Institutional Advancement

Publish date: 2022-08-01 00:00:00.0