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R1.5 million in university bursaries allocated by SANZAF

The South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) this week handed cheques to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and University of the Western Cape (UWC) affording at least 165 students the right to education at these institutions.

The total spend for bursaries in 2014 is R3 718 839 which will allow 384 disadvantaged students in the Western Cape to study in a field of their choice at various tertiary institutions including University of Cape Town (UCT), Stellenbosch University (SUN) as well as the Islamic Peace College of SA (IPSA).

SANZAF's cumulative national education and empowerment spend for 2014 amounts to R15.5 million which will assist up to 1,005 students. In 2013, 550 students benefitted nationally from the bursary programme totalling close to R10 million.

On Monday, SANZAF Western Cape allocated R519 264 to assist 59 students at CPUT and a further R1 058 073 was handed to UWC on Tuesday for 106 beneficiaries.

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CPUT – CPUT Director for Advancement Calvin Maseko, CPUT Vice Chancellor Dr Prins Nevhutalu and SANZAF Western Cape Administrator Moulana Sarfaraaz Hamza, SEED Coordinator Faeza Govind

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UWC Handover 2, Seen from left to right, Michael Kwatsha Head Financial Aid, UWC Professor Brian O Connell, Rector and Vice Chancellor UWC, Faeza Govind Bursary Coordinator SANZAF, Aneesah Rylands Assistant Bursary Coordinator SANZAF, Ml Sarfaraaz Hamza Administrator Western Cape SANZAF, Asief Mohamed Bursary Champion SANZAF

SANZAF has also set aside R182 437 to UCT for 22 students and a further R248 910 at SUN for 22 students. In addition to this, R233 000 will assist 42 students at IPSA and various tertiary faith-based institutions. Needy students are strongly encouraged to obtain the balance of funding from National Students Financial Assistance Scheme (NSFAS).

The SANZAF Bursary Fund which was established in 1985, forms part of the SANZAF Education Empowerment Development (SEED) Programme.

This initiative aims to facilitate and support marginalised individuals and communities through education and skills development training, starting from early childhood development. SANZAF believes that a tertiary qualification opens doors to a positive future by empowering individuals to aspire to a better quality of life.

According to SANZAF Western Cape Administrator Moulana Sarfaraaz Hamza, a core function of SANZAF is to provide financial support to needy and deserving students in pursuit of a tertiary education. "We recognise that education plays an important role in determining labour market prospects, and as an organisation we have made a concerted effort to be responsive to the needs within communities," said Hamza.

SANZAF is one of the single largest registered Public-Benefit Organisations (PBO) of its kind in South Africa, and one of the largest investors in human resources within the Muslim community.

SANZAF Western Cape Chairperson Moulana Hassim Cassiem said, "The SANZAF projects and programmes are designed to develop those who are communities and at the same time, effectively help in building a more dynamic society."

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