At UCT, we believe it is our role as the highest ranked university in Africa to address challenges facing the continent. Issues such as poverty and inequality, climate change, safety and violence and schools education have been identified as priorities for the Vice-chancellor's strategic initiatives. By implementing targeted interventions, guided by innovation insights, we can have a significant impact on some of these big challenges facing society.
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.