Support UCT’s signature themes

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Your Support CAN make a difference

UCT Canada has adopted the following signature themes for alumni support:

The University of Cape Town’s mission of being “an outstanding teaching and research university, educating for life and addressing the challenges facing our society”. In line with this mission, the university has identified a number of strategic initiatives.

Benefits of Support

The most important benefit of support is the knowledge that you are making a gift of far greater value than money – an education and a lifeskilling experience.

Your donation partnering with a world-class African institution such as the University of Cape Town, will ensure efficient and effective use of funds, with the following additional benefits:

  • An established infrastructure exists for correct accounting and expenditure of donor funds both through the UCT regonal office in Toronto, and in Cape Town;
  • Accountability is provided through accredited auditing procedures carried out annually by the University;
  • Timeous and relevant reporting is provided through the UCT regional office in Toronto, and
  • The opportunity for active engagement with donation recipients can be arranged through the UCT regional office in Toronto in liaison with the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • UCT has the status of a “prescribed university outside Canada” as listed under Section VIII of the Canadian Income Tax Act. UCT is a qualified donee under this status, and donations to the University of Cape Town, through the office in Toronto, will qualify for a tax rebate

Your support CAN make a long-term difference to the many lives impacted upon by the University of Cape Town.


If you intend making a donation by cheque, please make cheques payable to “University of Cape Town Donations”. Donations are deposited into a TD Bank account in Toronto and transferred in their entirety periodically to UCT. Mail to UCT Regional Office Canada, 2927 LakeShore Blvd West, Unit 227, Toronto ON, M8V 1J3.

Calculate your tax credit using the CRA Charitable Donations Tax Credit Calculator.

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