The Mayor of eThekwini Municipality, Cllr James Nxumalo will launch the Mayoral Tertiary Student Relief Fund Trust Account on Friday, 26 June 2015 at Royal Hotel.

Since 2013 the Mayor has been assisting current and prospective students who are performing well academically but hail from impoverished families and are finding it a challenge to fund their studies. The Fund caters for students who reside within the eThekwini Municipal area and have been accepted at education institutions.

To date 380 students who cannot afford basic registration fees, or have fallen behind on their payments due to their disadvantaged backgrounds have benefited from the fund. The Fund forms part of assisting the youth to realise their academic dreams.

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the launch. The details are as follows:

Date: 26 June 2015

Time: 8h30

Venue: Royal Hotel Durban Central

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Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information contact Gugu Mbonambi on 031 311 4855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 3114818 or email: princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za