One of the biggest issues to come out of last year’s #FeesMustFall protests is how many university students are excluded from studying because they are considered too rich for NSFAS and too poor to pay for their tuition on their own. So Student Representative Councils (SRCs) at a few campuses have stepped in to raise funds for this “missing middle”. 1.Wits University In January this year the Wits SRC launched the #Access campaign. 2. University of the Western Cape (UWC) The UWC Ikamva Lethu (Our future) campaign was launched by the university’s SRC in February this year.
3.University of the Free State (UFS) Last year, the SRC launched the “Right to Learn” fundraising campaign, aimed to assist students who cannot pay their tuition fees.
4. University of Kwazulu Natal (UKZN) The “I Care UKZN” campaign was launched  in January by students, for students under the leadership of the UKZN SRC. Senzo Ngidii, the central SRC president, said, “The aim was to get funding to assist students who were not funded by National Student Financial Aid Scheme but are doing well in their academics.”
5. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) The SRC at NMMU launched the #enablingDREAMS funding campaign in January. Nicholas Nyati, president of the SRC said that the campaign was launched specifically for students who are registered with a down payment exemption.
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