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Academics support #Access

- Wits University

The Academic Staff Association of Wits University (ASAWU) approved in a majority poll by 87%, a proposal to donate R100 000 to the #Access campaign.

The campaign, launched on Welcome Day by the Wits Students’ Representative Council and the University, aims to raise R10 million for the 'missing middle'.

ASAWU President, Dr David Hornsby, said this donation underscores the “commitment that Wits academics maintain for improving accessibility to those in need and how we collectively recognise the importance of higher education to the development aspirations of South Africa.”

The academics estimate that the donation will make a difference to approximately 1 000 students and ASAWU also further encouraged its members to make personal donations.

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