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University receives donation from Education Legend

14 February 2011 No Comment

The celebrated alumnus, Ms Elizabeth Steijn, who passed away in January 2010, has bequeathed R7m to the University of Pretoria to be used for the awarding of bursaries to students who are financially needy or academically deserving, as well as to support the Centre for Contextual Ministry.

Prof De la Rey hailed Ms Steijn as a person who had a sense of vision about the future and who ensured that the fundamental value of education continues long after her death.

The first bursaries will be awarded in 2012.

From left to right:  Mrs Cecile de Kock (relative); Prof Cheryl de la Rey (Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of Pretoria); Me Marna Jordaan (Head of Afrikaans Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria) and Mrs Marlese Nel (relative) and seated is Mrs Desire Joubert (relative)

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