They have set up a campaign on BackaBuddy and appealed for crowdfunding to finance their next step of the academic journey. The students took to the online platform, shared their story and the amount they needed for this academic year.
Among them are University of Pretoria's Randy Seda, 21, a B.Com Accounting Science student.
Seda wrote on his campaign that because he was an international student, obtaining bursaries, grants and scholarships were very hard since the prerequisite was that one must be a South African citizen.
“In 2017 my mother had a stroke that caused a loss of speech and temporary paralysis of the right-hand side of her body.