Why we do what we set out to do

Nthando Mkhize

“Being a student means worrying about more than just academics but for some of us finances as well. The Kovsie Alumni Trust Bursary has relieved me of financial pressure, and I have been able to sorely focus my energy on my academics and strive for excellence without worrying."  Nothando Mkhize
PJ du Plessis

“The Kovsie sport bursary provided me with the assistance necessary for me to be able to focus primarily on my performance on the field.”  PJ du Plessis

Who we are:

Founded in 1996, the Kovsie Alumni Trust (KAT) is a legally independent body that recruits donors from the ranks of former Kovsies to provide bursaries and opportunities for student education and training.

Since its founding, thousands of KAT donors have contributed to the financial support of talented students and enabled them to obtain qualifications from the University of the Free State (UFS) despite the financial hardships, disabilities, or other obstacles they faced.

The trust also offers sports bursaries to promising prospective students and plays a significant role in the yearly Matriculant of the Year competition aimed at recruiting the best academic leaders to the UFS. This prestigious national competition lends status to the UFS as an institution of academic preference.


The Kovsie Alumni Trust

  • raises money and property in natura through fundraising activities to realise the educational, training, and research goals of the university;
  • is an educational fund in accordance with Section 18A of the Income Tax Act, no 58 of 1962. Donations to the trust are tax-deductible in terms of South African tax legislation;
  • accepts and appropriates donations, undertakings, contributions, bequests, and similar patronage to advance the goals of the UFS, subject to rules and regulations.


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For more information please contact:

Kovsie Alumni Trust 
T: +27 51 401 3409
E: kat@ufs.ac.za

Donate to Kovsie Alumni Trust: download  KAT Debit order form


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