Many students are overburdened by university fee debts. The plight of historic debt owed to universities by students from poor and working-class families is of great concern. The #Action4Inclusion Campaign seeks to ensure the registration of all students by clearing historical debt.

We, as the Law Trust Chair in Social Justice, recognise and acknowledge the wonderful work that is being done by Stellenbosch University as an institution to address and curb the issue of financial exclusion. We also appreciate the financial security imperatives behind debt collection by the University. We firmly believe that no student should be denied access based on their financial struggles and recognise the need for partnerships because this is an issue that requires all stakeholders, including students, to come into the fold.

Read MatiesAlumni's feature on "Thuli Madonsela and Stellenbosch University (SU) SRC challenges SU alumni, members of the public, companies, and captains of industry to contribute to the initiative of scrapping student debt."

Impact Report

The 2020-2022 #Action4Inclusion Impact Report is now available for download.

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#Action4Inclusion walks

#Action4Inclusion in posters

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  • Short-term goals:
    1. Registration of students: Register with BackaBuddy
    2. Tutoring and mental health assistance for students who have suffered trauma
  • Long-term goal:
    1. Fundraising forward to avoid accumulation of historical debt

Action items to solve the problem

The only way to eradicate the problem identified is to raise money and pay the debt. How?

  1. Register with BackaBuddy
  2. #Action4Inclusion Walk and Climbs:
    • #Action4Inclusion Walk in Stellenbosch
      Proposed date: 01/08 March 2020
      R200 to join the walk
    • #Action4Inclusion Climb at Table Mountain
      Proposed date: 07/21 March 2020
      R5000 to join the climb
  3. #Action4Inclusion GALA Dinner organised by the SRC

Get involved!

Please reach out to us to join a hike or get more information about the project.

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About the Chair:

Professor Thulisile “Thuli” Madonsela, an advocate of the High Court of South Africa, is the law trust chair in social justice and a law professor at the University of Stellenbosch, where she conducts and coordinates social justice research and teaches constitutional and administrative law.

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