At the beginning of the Lockdown, Mbali Mkhize, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, submitted proposals for e-learning support to various organisations. While many organisations had already rerouted their funding support to organisations fighting COVID-19; the Fulton Trust has today donated a sum of R50,000 so as to help those students who are unable to access e-learning services. This sum will be used for the students e-learning devices. Mbali said this donation will need to be allocated to the Teaching & Learning portfolio. Reacting to the news, Dr Manyane Makua, Acting DVC: Teaching and Learning, said that donation was “good news and is commendable. As MUT we are obviously grateful for this gesture as it will go a long way in assisting our students.” Dr Makua further said that given the large volume of the students’ needs, and that there are students that are not supported by NSFAS, the funds could be used to buy gadgets to access eLearning platforms. The Fulton Trust has been sponsoring the University through student bursaries for more than two decades.