For UJ, #Feesmustfall is not over just yet. Throughout the protests, UJ was listening. They heard what the students had to say. And have launched the #UJBeTheSolution initiative so that they can be the voice.

UJ Be The Solution embodies a collective solution that we as South Africans can be part of.

#UJBeTheSolution asks: How do we ensure that we are all part of a solution?

“This question is posed to staff, students and UJ communities. It is a promise from UJ; we are united in our efforts to create a better tomorrow.”

“It’s a call for initiatives that generate solutions where there are currently none.”

“It’s a rallying plea, to join the positive conversation. We want tangible solutions rather than problems.”

They will be sharing the UJ Solution stories in the Sunday Times, Mail and Guardian and the Sowetan newspapers.They have approached have engaged radio stations various bloggers to drive the positive solution-based conversation.

Every communication will link back to and carry the hashtag #UJBeTheSolution.

If you come across one of the #UJBeTheSolution stories on social media, by simply sharing their good news, and using the hashtag, you are joining the solution.

#UJBeTheSolution – What solution are you part of?

A few of the solutions include:

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Auditorium Rebuilding Fund: Alumnus from the university challenges former students to give generously to Auditorium Rebuilding Fund.maxresdefault

Moulding The Future: Every year UJ is proud to graduate first generation students who will go on to make immeasurable differences.

Donate: Anyone can be a part of this, just go to to donate to the intiative.

Two Meals A Day: UJ’s Meal Support Programme provides two cooked balanced meals a day to over 3000 hungry students.

For more info, or to donate to any of these solutions go to visit their website.

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