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Call for nominations

Representative of the donors on the University Council

The composition of the Council of the University of the Free State is stipulated in the Statute of the University of the Free State, as promulgated in the Government Gazette of 27 August 2010.  A vacancy has arisen after the resignation of Judge CHG van der Merwe. 

The Statute determines that the donors are entitled to one representative on the Council. Written nominations for the election of ONE (1) representative from the donors for a period of FOUR (4) years are hereby requested.

“Donor”, as determined in the UFS Statute and the Institutional Rules of the University of the Free State, means a person, body or entity that has made a contribution to the University, in cash or kind, to the value of at least R500 or more.

Nominations must be signed by at least FIVE (5) donors and the nominee and must be accompanied by a CV.  Nominations must reach Dawid Kriel before 12:00 on Monday 15 May 2017 at dawid@ufs.ac.za or +27 51 444 0740 (fax), or Advancement Services,  Wekkie Saayman Building, University of the Free State, 205 Nelson Mandela Drive, Bloemfontein 9301.

For any enquiries, call Ntokozo Nkabinde at +27 51 401 3966.

Download the nomination form in English or Afrikaans.

#FundAFuture campaign

#FundAFuture and make a difference 

In response to the 2015 #Feesmustfall protests – a call from students for help to fund their university studies, the University of the Free State launched the #FundAFuture campaign to raise R100 million for student bursaries at the UFS. “We are committed to ensure that young people with talent receive the high level of education they need to drive our country and our people forward to holistic, sustainable growth,” former Vice-Chancellor and Rector, Prof Jonathan Jansen, said.

The #Feesmustfall protests highlighted the fact that higher education is unaffordable for many students and their families. This plight moved leaders in government, business, and higher education to reassess funding requirements because, as South Africa’s National Development Plan states: “Universities are key to developing a nation.” 

The #FundAFuture campaign is a proactive response by the university to meet the financial needs of students through a collaborative effort with all of its stakeholders, including alumni, parents, the business sector, and government.

The university calls on alumni and other stakeholders to help raise R100 million to fund the future of our students.

Make your donation here.


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Dr Ronica Ramsout
Assistant Director: Institutional Advancement
University of the Free State

PO Box 339
Bloemfontein 9300
Republic of South Africa


T: +27 51 401 7341
C: +27 84 472 9223


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