Articles about the #Trailblazing campaign that have appeared in the print media...

An article appeared in the Business Day Live on Friday, 22 July 2016 about funding for cash-strapped varsities. In the article, some nice coverage was given to the Trailblazing project. Here is a link to the full article: and the relevant excerpt appears below.

Spokesperson for Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)‚ Debbie Derry‚ said that Vice Chancellor Prof Derrick Swartz had recognised a long time ago that government could not resolve the crisis in isolation.

Instead‚ all players need to find solutions for the present financial crisis to ensure that the sector is sustainable and viable.

"He personally took responsibility for raising funds through various fundraising campaigns‚" she said.

As part of a campaign to help 160 of its students complete their qualifications‚ Chancellor Santie Botha‚ Swarts and other volunteers plan to tackle a four-day Inca trail to Machu Picchu in South America in September‚ to raise R4m.

"He wants to inculcate a culture of giving back among NMMU students and staff so that the next generation receive the kind of support that he received as a student himself.