A call to action
As a former president of the Wits SRC, you know what it's like to lead by action, to make sacrifices for your comrades, to take a stand for a principle. The SRC Presidents' Challenge was initiated by Rex Heinke, Wits 1971 SRC President, to encourage the participation of former SRC presidents in the Wits 100 campaign. To kick off the Challenge, Rex and his family have pledged $100,000 to the Centenary Campaign. WE CHALLENGE YOU to MATCH this gift by Rex Heinke, in your own currency or to help raise a similar amount, in your own currency.
Wits University has about 37 000 full-time students but can provide accommodation for only about 6 500, with the demand close to 13 000. The stress of not having accommodation often weighs down our students, who should be focused on their studies.
Former Wits student leaders relate to Wits differently. Some will recognise this worry from their own experience as students, whilst others would have witnessed their fellow students suffering. But all student leaders sought to create a university that puts students first while remaining a globally competitive institution of higher learning. It is important that former student leaders continue to lead by example during Wits’ 100th year, by helping to address the accommodation shortage.
To learn more about how to give to Wits no matter where you are in the world: Give to Wits