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Safeguard a future for the coming generation

A word of thanks to staff and alumni of the UFS for giving to student funding

Most, if not all, universities in South Africa are struggling to come to terms with the fees protests of 2015 and 2016. To increase funding outside the sphere of government has become a key strategic intention at most tertiary institutions.

As bills pile up, giving back to one’s alma mater may be the last thing on people’s mind, but as staff members or alumni, donating financially to a tertiary institution is more than just investing in progressing students. It is about inspiring a generation that will build a caring society.

Staff join hands in giving to students

It is with this vision that the university management approached communities for donations, but they did not forget that charity begins at home. Through the Office of Institutional Advancement, staff members were invited in 2016 to donate their personal funds towards the Student Bursary Fund.

Fundraising, fees, students, society, education, Human Project

Some of the staff who were presented with certificates of appreciation
for donating to student funding

The Human Project tackles funding challenges

Apart from giving one’s time and energy as an employee, giving your personal financial resources is an effective way to say that you believe in the Human Project, one of the strategic success factors in relation to the priority areas and goals of the UFS Strategic Plan 2015-2020. As much as universities are the bearers of knowledge, the message that philanthropy makes dreams possible, has been a strong one. The UFS is therefore grateful to all staff donors of 2016 for inspiring excellence and transforming lives, and the hope is to grow a culture of giving within the institution and its stakeholders in the future.

Higher-education institutions rely heavily on government subsidies, but as government funding dwindles, donations from staff members and alumni are needed more than ever to help bridge the financial gap in order to ensure that young people with talent receive the high-level education they need to drive our country forward to sustainable growth. 

 To give to the Student Bursary Fund, please use the provided methods below. All donations are tax deductible in terms of South African income tax legislation.

1.  Make a secure online payment here

Your donation can be in ZAR or any other major currency.  The online platform GivenGain makes no profit from your donation but deducts a 5% administration fee and the usual bank charges. See GivenGain transaction fees here.

2. For an EFT transaction, please use the following bank details:

Account Number:1570850721
Branch Code:632005
Account Type:Cheque
Reference:(your name) SBF
Send the proof of payment to Rinda Duraan at duraanmj@ufs.ac.za

3. Debit Order: Download the form and email it to: Rinda Duraan  duraanmj@ufs.ac.za

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