UCT Alumni Relations

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Regional Office: Canada facilitates a relationship between the University of Cape Town alumni in Canada and UCT in South Africa. The University of Cape Town is South Africa’s oldest university, and the leading teaching and research institution on the African continent.

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The University of Cape Town is a ‘prescribed university’ under Section 118.1 of the Canadian Income Tax Act (Schedule VIII, item No. 19). As a qualified donee, donations to the University of Cape Town are eligible for Canadian tax credits.
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  • MAIL YOUR CHEQUE, made out to “University of Cape Town Donations”,
    to 2927 LakeShore Blvd W. Toronto ON M8V 1J3.

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The Canadian Regional Office of Development & Alumni facilitates tax deductible individual, foundation and corporate donations made to UCT from Canada. UCT alumni and friends in Canada recognize the important role a UCT presence can play in Canada in assisting the development of leadership and innovation necessary to keep the University of Cape Town as a global player in the academic community.

Your support CAN make a long-term difference to the many lives impacted upon by the University of Cape Town through its research, teaching, student support and community outreach initiatives.

Since 1993, a Canadian fundraising presence has played a major role in fostering support for bursaries and scholarships for financially disadvantaged students, student volunteer activities in the community, and various university research initiatives. The following link will take you to our fundraising page: Support


Renaming of Jameson Hall

“We are pleased and proud to share with you a very important symbolic step that we have taken in the ongoing transformation of the University of Cape Town (UCT).” []

World Health Ranking Honour for UCT

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been ranked 72nd in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings by subject.

A further three subjects were ranked: psychology was placed in the 101-125 band (only the top 100 are given specific places in the THE rankings), life sciences ranked 151-175, and physical sciences ranked 301-400. []

UCT’s new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng’s welcome to the University Community

Prof Phakeng took office on 1 July 2018, and addressed the UCT community on her first day in office. Watch the video.

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