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Giving to UCT


At UCT, we believe that by implementing quality projects like the ones for which we are fundraising here, we can have a significant impact on some of the big challenges facing society. Issues such as poverty and inequality, climate change; gender violence; and schools education, require targeted interventions guided by innovative insights. As the highest ranked university in Africa it is our role to address these in a purposeful way, in order to make a tangible difference.

Gifts from alumni and friends of the University are key in making up the critical shortfall in state funding that all South African universities, including UCT, face. Therefore, we cannot accomplish our fundraising goals without your support.

To assist you in identifying the projects which most closely align with your interests, we've grouped them into ten priority areas:

Access and Success
Expanding Student Residences
My School
Researcher Development Programmes
Student Funding
University's Science, Humanities, and Engineering Partnerships in Africa (USHEPiA)
Arts and Heritage
The Gordon Institute for the Performing and Creative Arts
The Little Theatre's Big Refurbishment Project
UCT Opera School
Earth Stewardship
African Climate and Development Initiative
Marine Research Institute
Enterprise and Innovation
The Evergreen Seed Fund
UCT Knowledge Co-op
Health Care
Centre for Clinical Research, Innovation and Training
Centre for Public Mental Health
Centre for Substance Abuse Studies
Perinatal Mental Health Project
Pesticides Risk Management
Schools Development
iKwezi Primary School Project
The Stella Clark Teachers' Award
The UCT Mathematics Competition
Social Justice and Human Rights
AIDS Archive
Centre for Comparative Law in Africa
Children's Institute
Forensic Pathology Institute
Gender, Health and Justice Research Unit
Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice

You can read about these in more detail in the fundraising priorities section of this website, or by downloading our fundraising brochure.

Should you wish to make a donation, you can

You can also consider making a bequest to the University, and leave a lasting legacy in that way. All donations to UCT are tax deductible under Section 18A of the Income Tax Act as amended.

Contact Deidre Sickle to find out more about our strategic fundraising priorities, and how your gift will have an impact on the lives of students and the communities we serve.

Your support of these initiatives can enable UCT to remain responsive to the social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

Please consider partnering with UCT today.

Download the fundraising brochure (pdf)

donate online

Contact us

Ms Deidre Sickle
Senior Manager: Major Gifts and Strategic Projects
Email: deidre.sickle@uct.ac.za

Or by phone or fax
From within SA
Tel: 021 650 4142
Fax: 021 650 4667

From outside SA
Tel: +27 21 650 4142
Fax:+27 21 650 4667