Please allow me to start at the beginning. Prof Russel Botman, rector and vice chancellor of Stellenbosch University celebrated his 60th birthday on 18 October 2013. For his last birthday, Botman decided not to accept gifts. Instead he requested his guests donate to the newly established Russel Botman Bursary Fund. The office of alumni relations, under the leadership and management of Ms. Beverley Witten, set up the necessary processes to start, and she and her team were there to receive the first donations.
He saw a need and did something about it