University Of Cape Town Alumni

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University Of Cape Town Alumni

University Of Cape Town Alumni

UCT values its bonds with its alumni and works hard to create links between alumni throughout the world. There are over 100 000 of you, and as diverse as this community is, your shared experiences and memories of studying on our spectacular campus make for a very strong alumni network indeed. This network continues to grow, and it now has a wide footprint not only in South Africa but spans across our continent and reaches all corners of the globe.

One of the Development & Alumni Department’s main objectives is to broaden and strengthen our alumni database so that we can keep you up to date with exciting developments at UCT. We aim to do this through UCT Alumni News, the magazine for alumni, and also news updates from your faculties or national alumni coordinators.

Your alma mater looks forward to welcoming you back, whether to a public lecture, a leadership forum, your class reunion, or just an informal visit. We are arranging more events for those of you who live outside Cape Town too, so please let us know your current contact details, and from time to time also tell us something about your lives and where you are in your careers.

Alumni at UCT

The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and has over 200 000 alumni registered who are spread over 164 nations. This thriving, international community shares memories of their time spent on one of the most recognizable campuses in the world, the top-ranked university in Africa.

The university’s overseas offices, which are situated in North America, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia, are crucial points of contact for fostering partnerships with researchers and alumni, and donors. Students’ bursaries, scholarships, and support programs are among the university priorities that are generously funded each year by alumni, donors, and friends. Join our neighborhood. The excellence-driven collaboration will help UCT succeed in the future.

What they Do

They are here to make sure that the university and its alumni form and maintain strong bonds in order to protect current and future students from the public purse’s diminishing resources and to make sure that the university can develop so that it makes ever-greater contributions to resolving South Africa’s and Africa’s most urgent problems.

To do this, the fundraising staff puts in an endless effort to find fresh donations for the institution and keep up relationships with our kind contributors. These are the folks who labor behind the scenes to make the university’s initiatives to diversify and become more focused on Africa possible.

Similarly to that, the Alumni Relations unit frequently serves as a point of contact between you and us in the department, whether it be at a lecture in the Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series, a gathering of your local chapter or affinity group, the Alumni Advisory Board, the Alumni Student Association, the UCT Association of Black Alumni, or Convocation.

Vision and Mission

The Development and Alumni Department’s vision is to be a high-performing department that effectively raises funds to further the university’s strategic objectives and goals, encourages the active participation of the alumni community in university affairs, and maintains relevance in its communications with all of its constituents and stakeholders.

DAD’s mission is to:

  • Increase UCT’s funding and gifts from businesses, foundations, trusts, bequests, and people both domestically and abroad.
  • Create an effective alumni and friend network that is engaged, supporting, and giving on a global scale.
  • To offer donors, funders, and alumni with exceptional stewardship, and forge strong ties and relationships with them.
  • Process gifts and donations professionally and promptly, and see to it that Section 18A tax certificates are issued on time.
  • Continually update and maintain a donor and alumni integrity database.

Ways to Give

They have several convenient ways in which you can make your donation to the University of Cape Town.

Please select your payment method:

  • For an EFT, kindly send proof of payment to so that a tax receipt can be sent to you.
  • If you live outside of South Africa and would like to claim tax relief for your donation, you can do so in the following countries: Canada, the USA, the UK, and Australia.

Privacy notice for UCT alumni and donors

After you have completed your studies at UCT, they keep in touch with you and use your information to offer you alumni services. Your personal information is used by UCT to process your gift and send tax receipts. They might divulge your information to dependable service providers. The service providers assist them in managing UCT Alumni Connect, interacting with you, marketing, processing payments, tracking donations received, and running their business.

Privacy notice for UCT alumni and donors.

Update Your Details

Please click here to update your contact details on our system.

Please note: All information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality and will not be sold to third parties. If we can not match you to your record on our system, please complete the blank form or send us an email.

Benefits of being an alumnus/a

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Contact Student Records or call 021 650 3595 (fax: 021 650 5714). There is a small admin fee involved.


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