A Witsie gave up her dream of buying an iPad to assist a fellow student with his residence fees.
Nandi Masemula, an honours student in BSc archaeology, gave Henry Masuko R1050 to pay the accommodation office before he moved into South Point residence.
Henry Masuko, who moved into South Point on Tuesday, said Masemula made his dream of staying at res a reality.
“I cannot describe how grateful I am for such a wonderful woman” he said
Masemula, who works part time at the Wits archaeology department, saved all the money she earns to buy an iPad.
She decided that helping the needy is more important than an Ipad. “The only way we can succeed is by helping one another, if we have the means to,” she said.
Last week, Vuvuzela wrote an article about Masuko, who received a National Financial Aid Scheme package which covers both his tuition and residence fee but not the money to confirm his res room.
The first year BA Education student could not move into res without paying the confirmation money, so he had to share a flat with four people in “unbearable” conditions at Hillbrow.
He said the conditions were “unbearable” because he didn’t have a study table or a study room. The people he shared the flat with have children who made a noise while he was studying.
Masemula learned to help those who are less fortunate from her parents, who always aid the needy.
She wants Masuko to have one less thing to worry about in order to study hard and get his degree, she said.