Five of the eight ecstatic group of students who each
received a R10 000 rand bursary raised at UKZN’s
golf day. From left are Mr Mohammed Moola, Ms
Sajal Pillai, Ms Nozipho Zulu, Mr Mthokozisi Nkosi
and Ms Sibusisiwe Nkosi.
Eight UKZN students from disadvantaged backgrounds were each awarded a bursary worth R10 000 at the UKZN’s 9th Annual Golf Day held at the Royal Durban Golf Club on September 4.
The damp weather did not stop local businessmen, staff, students, alumni, donors, friends of the University and the local golfing fraternity who turned up in their numbers to have a fun day and to contribute towards the worthy course.
UKZN Golf Day is held to raise funds for students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who have excelled academically. The main sponsor for the event was Standard Bank pledging R50 000 this year.
UKZN Registrar, Professor Jane Meyerowitz told the participants: ‘Your participation here today goes to a really good course.’
Since its inception the annual event has raised R900 000 and provided 90 students with much needed funding to complete their studies.
“Nothing gives me more joy than seeing the excitement on the faces of the students when they were informed that they were chosen to receive the bursary. I would like to congratulate the students and wish them well in their future studies. Next year will be our 10th
year and the tournament will be held at the Wild Coast Sun on 30 August 2013. We are hoping to celebrate in style by assisting by giving away more bursaries to deserving students” said Shakila Thakurpersad (Tournament Organiser).