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Donor Recognition

  • Foundations, Trusts, and Corporates

    Platinum Circle

    Foundations, Trusts, and Corporates that have made donations to
    UCT totaling R50 million and above (alphabetically)


    The Andrew W Mellon Foundation

    The Atlantic Philanthropies (Bermuda) Ltd

    The Bertha Foundation

    Carnegie Corporation of New York

    Claude Leon Foundation

    The Ford Foundation

    The Harry Crossley Foundation

    Hasso Plattner Stiftung

    The MasterCard Foundation

    The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

    The Rockefeller Foundation

    The Wolfson Foundation

    Gold Circle

    Foundations, Trusts, and Corporates that have made donations to UCT
    totaling between R25 million and R50 million (alphabetically)

    Cancer Research Trust

    First Rand

    Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Contribution Fund

    Minerals Education Trust Fund

    Novartis Research Foundation

    The DG Murray Trust

    The ELMA Philanthropies Services Inc

    The Gallagher Foundation

    The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    Silver Circle

    Foundations, Trusts, and Corporates that have made donations to UCT totaling between R10 million and R25 million (alphabetically)

    ABSA Bank Limited

    The Albert Wessels Trust

    Andreas and Susan Struengmann Foundation gGmbH

    Anglo American Chairman's Fund

    The Atlantic Philanthropies (SA) (Pty) Ltd

    AXA Research Fund

    Chan Zuckerberg Foundation Initiative

    The David and Elaine Potter Charitable Foundation

    Discovery Foundation

    Discovery Fund

    Donald Gordon Foundation

    Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

    Eskom Holdings Ltd

    The Frank Robb Charitable Trust

    Garfield Weston Foundation

    Government of Flanders

    James Sivewright Scratchley Will Trust

    John and Margaret Overbeek Trust

    The Kresge Foundation

    Liberty Holdings Ltd

    The Mauerberger Foundation Fund

    Moshal Scholarship Program

    National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund

    The Nellie Atkinson Trust

    The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust

    The Raith Foundation

    The Raymond Ackerman Foundation

    Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd

    Sigrid Rausing Trust

    The South African National Roads Agency Ltd

    The Spencer Foundation

    Standard Bank Group Ltd

    Unilever South Africa Home and Personal Care (Pty) Ltd

    WK Kellogg Foundation, USA

    Bronze Circle

    Foundations, Trusts and Corporates that have made donations to UCT totaling between R1 million and R10 million (alphabetically)

    The A & M Pevsner Charitable Trust

    The Aaron Beare Foundation

    Abax Foundation

    Abe Bailey Trust

    Actuarial Society Development Trust

    Actuarial Society of South Africa

    AECI Ltd

    The African Development Bank Group

    Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

    Alliance for Open Society International

    Anglo American Platinum Ltd

    Anglo Operations Ltd - Anglo Corporate Division

    AngloGold Ashanti Ltd

    The Atlantic Philanthropies (Ireland) Limited

    Attorneys Fidelity Fund

    Aurecon South Africa (Pty) Ltd

    Aurum Charitable Trust

    Bank Sector Training and Education Authority

    The Beit Trust

    BHP Billiton Development Trust

    BirdLife South Africa

    BM Raff Will Trust

    Boehringer Ingelheim (Pty) Ltd

    The Boston Consulting Group (Pty) Ltd

    The Breadsticks Foundation

    British American Tobacco South Africa

    The Calleva Foundation

    Cape Gate (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town

    Cape Gate (Pty) Ltd, Vanderbijlpark

    Capebridge Trust Company (Pty) Ltd

    The Carl and Emily Fuchs Foundation

    Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

    The Children's Hospital Trust

    CHK Charities Ltd

    The Chris Barnard Trust Fund

    Daimler Fonds - Deutsches Stiftungs-Zentrum

    The Davis Foundation

    De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd

    De Beers Fund Educational Trust

    Department for International Development (DFID), Southern Africa

    Department of Economic Development and Tourism

    Department of Health (Western Cape)

    Desmond Tutu HIV/AIDS Foundation

    Die Rupert-Musiekstigting

    The Doris Crossley Foundation

    Dow Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

    Dr Stanley Batchelor Bursary Trust

    Dr. Leopold und Carmen Ellinger Stiftung

    Edgars Consolidated Stores Ltd

    Edwards Lifesciences (Pty) Ltd

    EJ Lombardi Family Charitable Trust

    Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung

    Elsevier Foundation

    Embassy of the People's Republic of China

    Eranda Foundation

    Eric and Sheila Samson Foundation

    Ernest E and Brendalyn Stempel Foundation

    Fetzer Institute

    FirstRand Bank Limited

    The FirstRand Foundation

    The Foschini Group CSI

    The Foschini Group Ltd

    Garden Cities Inc

    The Gatsby Charitable Foundation

    GlaxoSmithKline plc

    Goldman Sachs Charitable Fund

    Goldman Sachs Foundation

    Government Technical Advisory Centre

    Green Leaves Ausbildungs-Stiftung

    Guy Elliott Medical Fellowship Fund

    Haw & Inglis (Pty) Ltd

    HBD Business Holdings

    HCI Foundation

    The Hermann Ohlthaver Trust

    Hillensberg Trust Bursary

    Hope for Depression Research Foundation

    HR Hill Residuary Trust

    HSBC Africa

    Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation

    IBA Human Rights Institute Trust

    The Indigo Trust

    The Institute of International Education Inc

    International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    International Development Research Centre

    The International Foundation for Arts and Culture

    Investec Limited

    The Jaks Trust

    Janssen Pharmaceutica (Pty) Ltd

    Joan St Leger Lindbergh Charitable Trust

    The John D & Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

    The John Davidson Educational Trust

    The John Ellerman Foundation

    Johnson & Johnson (USA)

    Johnson & Johnson Services Inc

    Johnson Matthey plc

    JPMorgan Chase South African Trust Foundation

    JRS Biodiversity Foundation

    Julian Baring Scholarship Fund

    The Justin and Elsa Schaffer Family UCT Scholarship Trust

    Kangra Group (Pty) Ltd

    Kaplan Kushlick Educational Foundation

    Karl Storz GmbH & Co KG

    Keerweder (Franschoek) (Pty) Ltd

    KPMG, Johannesburg

    The Leanore Zara Kaplan Will Trust

    LEGO Foundation

    The Leverhulme Trust

    The Lewis Foundation

    Life Healthcare Foundation

    Lily & Ernst Hausmann Research Trust

    Linbury Trust

    Link-SA Fund

    The Little Tew Charitable Trust

    Lonmin Management Services

    The MAC AIDS Fund

    Macsteel Service Centres SA (Pty) Ltd

    Mai Family Foundation

    The Maitri Trust

    The Maize Trust

    Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority

    MariaMarina Foundation

    The Maurice Hatter Foundation

    Medical Education for South African Blacks

    Medicor Foundation

    Medtronic Africa (Pty) Ltd

    Medtronic Foundation

    The Merck Company Foundation

    Millennium Trust

    Misys Charitable Foundation

    Mota Engil Construction South Africa (Pty) Ltd

    MTU South Africa

    National Arts Council of South Africa

    National Bioproducts Institute

    Nedbank Foundation

    Nedgroup Trust Ltd

    Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd

    New Settlers Foundation

    Nigel & Judith Weiss Educational Trust

    NM Rothschild & Sons Ltd

    Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

    Novo Nordisk (Pty) Ltd

    The Nuffield Foundation

    Oasis Crescent Fund Trust

    Old Mutual Foundation (South Africa)

    Old Mutual South Africa

    Open Philanthropy Project Fund

    Open Society Foundation for South Africa

    The Ove Arup Foundation

    PA Don Scholarship Trust

    Pearson Plc

    Percy Fox Foundation

    PF Charitable Trust


    The Philip Schock Charitable & Educational Foundation

    Picasso Headline (Pty) Ltd


    PM Anderson Educational Trust


    Rand Merchant Bank

    Rangoonwala Foundation

    Retina South Africa

    Rio Tinto Plc

    Robert Bosch Stiftung

    Roche Products (Pty) Ltd

    Roche Products (Pty) Ltd - Diagnostics

    Roche Products Limited, UK

    Rockefeller Brothers Fund

    The Rolf-Stephan Nussbaum Foundation

    Rosalie van der Gucht Will Trust

    Sanlam Ltd

    The Sasol Social and Community Trust

    The Saville Foundation

    The Schroder Foundation

    SCHWAB Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

    The Skye Foundation Trust

    South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

    South African Norway Tertiary Education Development Programme

    South African Penguins

    South African Responsible Gambling Foundation

    Southern African Music Rights Organisation

    The Starr Foundation

    Stevenson Family Charitable Trust

    Students for a Better Future

    Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation

    Swiss-South African Co-Operation Initiative

    TB/HIV Care Foundation

    Thabo Mbeki Education Trust

    Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund

    Tides Foundation

    Trencor Services (Pty) Ltd

    Tshemba Charitable Foundation NPC

    Tullow Oil South Africa (Pty) Ltd

    UCT Fund Inc (New York)

    United Therapeutics Corporation

    Upstream Training Trust

    Victor Glasstone Will Trust

    Vodacom (Pty) Ltd

    The Vodafone Group Foundation

    Wallace Global Fund

    Wellspring Advisors, LLC

    Welton Foundation

    Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc

    Western Platinum Ltd

    The Wilfred Cooper Trust

    Wine Industry Network of Expertise and Technology

    Wyeth SA (Pty) Ltd

    Xstrata South Africa (Pty) Ltd

    The Zamani African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes Foundation

    The Zenex Foundation

    Friends of UCT

    Organisations that have made gifts to UCT, totaling under R1 million

    2606 organisations who have generously shown their support by making a gift to the University of Cape Town.


  • Individual Donors

    Chancellor’s Circle

    Individuals whose gifts to UCT over a five year
    period have amounted to over R500,000


    Bruce and Serena Ackerman

    Oludolapo Akinkugbe CON

    Antony and Colette Ball

    David and Ursel Barnes

    Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

    Lee and Brenda Baumann

    Helen Beach

    Roelof Botha

    Johan and Monika Brink

    Malcolm and Marjorie Brown

    Charles Edward Carter

    The Cockwell Family

    Peter and Christine Cooper

    Nick and Martine Criticos

    Elgin and Rosemary Curry

    Theophilus Danjuma GCON

    Sir Mick and Lady Barbara Davis

    Kevin Dillon

    Judith Dlamini

    Rashid Domingo

    Robert and Liesel Dower

    George Ellis

    Robby & Georgina Enthoven

    Ian and Gillian Falconer

    Jill Farrant

    Meyer Feldberg

    John and Anne Field

    Bill Frankel OBE

    Ernest Fullagar

    Bill Gild

    Richard and Kara Gnodde

    John Graham

    John Grieve

    Pauline Groves

    Philipp Gutsche

    Selwyn Haas

    Raymond Haas

    Michael Hayden

    Michael Jurgen Alexander Ihlenfeldt

    Neville Isdell

    Elizabeth and Roderick Jack

    William and Yvonne Jacobson

    Christopher and Jeanne Jennings

    Kenneth Downton Jones

    Johannes Jordaan

    Alasdair & Eve Kemsley-Pein

    Robert Knutzen

    Paul Kumleben

    Brett and Jo Lankester

    Gary Lubner

    Peter Maggs

    Vincent Mai

    Charles McGregor

    Noel McIntosh and family

    Jim and Marilynn McNamara

    Tim and Marilyn Noakes

    Trevor Norwitz

    Jonathan Oppenheimer

    Kate Owen

    Simon Palley

    Shafik Parker

    David and Elaine Potter CBE

    Max Price and Deborah Posel

    Patrick & Jane Quirk

    Derek and Inks Raphael

    Trevor & Sandy Reid

    Mary May Robertson

    Simon Robertson

    Patrik Sandin

    Duncan Saville

    Guy Shutt

    Georgina Stevens

    Sir Hugh & Lady Stevenson

    Alan Stewart

    Grant and Sarah Jane Stubbs

    Ben Surdut

    Sibylla and Bruce Tindale

    Blaine John Tomlinson

    Johannes van Zyl

    Tiger Wessels

    Stephen and Chantry Westwell

    Christo and Caro Wiese

    Russel Zimmerman

    Vice-Chancellor’s Circle

    Individuals whose gifts to UCT over a five year period have amounted to between R250,000 and R500,000

    Helmut Amos

    Robin Barnett-Harris

    Brian Anziska

    Sean Baumann

    Charlyn Belluzo

    Robert Berman

    Henry and Marcia Blumberg

    Marthinus Botha

    Anthony H Bloom

    Stewart Cohen

    Rodney Dawson

    Keertan Dheda

    Louis De Waal

    Linda Dobbs DBE

    Alan Drabkin

    Colin Dutkiewicz

    Sheila Frater

    Andrew Gibson

    John Gurney

    Eric Hassall

    Peter Hope

    Craig Howie

    Sir Chips Keswick

    Michael Levy

    Clive McIntyre

    Irene Menell

    William Michell

    Craig Mullett and family

    Nicolene Nel

    Keith Oates

    Nicholas Oppenheimer

    Flora Pedlar

    Anthony Rademeyer

    Liam and Penny Ratcliffe

    Delise Reich

    Alistair Ruiters

    Kier Schuringa

    Shirley and Hymie Shwiel

    Mugsy Spiegel

    Margaret Stanford

    Colin Tebbutt

    Les Underhill

    David Watson

    Ian Yudelman

    Dean’s Circle

    Individuals whose gifts to UCT over a five year period have amounted to between R100,000 and R250,000

    Bruce Keith Adams

    Beverley Adriaans

    Mark and Lynette Alexander

    Michael and Agnes Alexander Family

    Hugh Amoore

    Peter Beighton

    Leslie Bergman

    Bob Bishop

    R David Bloomberg

    Marcus Bowman

    Neil Braude

    Stanley Braude

    Walter Braude

    Donald Jamieson Buchanan

    Geoff Burton

    Yasmin Carrim

    Francois Cilliers

    Ian Clark

    Beric Croome

    Michael Darlison

    Ezra Davids

    Jim Davidson

    Bryan Davies

    Elmarie de Bruin

    Jeanelle Louise De Gruchy

    Janette Deacon

    Marion Dixon

    Prashila Dullabh

    Sakhi Dumakude

    Peter Dryburgh

    Ian Farlam

    Arthur Forman

    Robert Forman

    Anthony Stephen Fricke

    Lauren Friedman

    Christoph Fröhlich

    Siamon Gordon

    Robert Gould

    Suzanne Mary Hall

    Mary Ethel Harrisson

    Nigel and Lila Harvey

    Vivien Hodgson

    Ruth Horner-Mibashan

    Georgina Jaffee

    Andrew James Jaffray

    Megan Ruth Jobson

    Geoffrey Kaye

    William J Kentridge

    Rochelle Le Roux

    Thomas Leiden

    Hugh Livingstone

    Alistair Charles Mackay

    Paul Malherbe

    Timothy Mathews

    Mary Mattholie

    Malcolm McCallum

    David JP Meachin

    Ron Merkel

    Malcom Andrew Miller

    Michael Erwin Richard Mittermaier

    Mutle Mogase

    David Nurek

    Gerald Norman Nurick

    Helena Okreglicki

    Gabby Parker

    Bruce Royan

    Hannah-Reeve Sanders

    John Stuart Saunders

    Steve Schach

    Christoph and Renate Schmocker

    Mark Shuttleworth

    Crain Soudien

    Sara Spiegel

    David Strong

    Gregory John Symons

    Jenny Thomson

    Martin Tooke

    Stephen Townsend

    Karen Van Heerden

    Michael Westwood

    Jacob Daniel Wiese

    Rob Williams

    Peter George Abner Wrighton

    Derek Yach


    Individuals who have bequeathed a legacy gift to UCT in their wills.

    Niel Ackerman

    PA Ackerman Will Trust

    Harry Allschwang

    Enid Atkinson

    Linda Doreen Beckett

    JFW Bell

    Anne Alida Bomford

    Simon Bor

    CLF Borckenhagen

    AM Botha

    Arthur Bridgman

    Jack Broadley

    Edward Carter

    CH Charlewood

    DI Chilton

    Phillip Alexander Clancey

    RJHH Colback

    David Graham Cunningham

    Joyce Irene Ivy Cupido

    Ilse Margaret Dall

    EIGT Danziger

    GSD Davis

    Pauline de la Motte Hall

    MBM Denny

    Lilian Dubb

    Seymour Dubb

    CW Eglin

    M Eilenberg Trust

    Elsabe Carmen Einhorn

    Barbara Finberg

    Azriel Fine

    Derek Stuart Franklin

    Sybil Elizabeth Laura Gauntlett

    Pamela Marcia Glass

    Victor Glasstone Will Trust

    BA Goldman

    BJN Greig

    JM Griffiths

    JS Griffiths Will Trust

    RB Grosse

    GN Hayward

    Alfred Harold Honikman

    ML Hutt

    Carolina Rebeca Iljon

    Vera Jaffe

    Colin Kaplan

    The Leanore Zara Kaplan Will Trust

    John E. Karlin

    Miriam Kluk

    LB Knoll

    ESE Kramer Will Trust

    Ann Kreitzer Will Trust

    NH Lerner

    Elias Bertrand Levenstein

    Leah Levy

    Myer Levy

    Henri Marais

    IN Marks

    Dorothea McDonald

    J Melrose

    EOWH Middelmann

    Walter Middelmann

    Valerie Moodie

    IM Monk

    Audrey Moriarty

    P Moss Will Trust

    RM Moss

    Margaret Alice Nash

    Elizabeth Ethel Barbara Parker

    HFB Paulsen

    RC Pead

    AH Peires

    Edward Petrie

    Harry Phillips

    Esme Wedderburn Quilley

    Jacob Wolf Rabkin Trust

    BM Raff Will Trust

    Martha Reed

    Patricia Roche

    Kathe Rocher

    Kevin Rochford

    Anita Saunders

    CCG Steytler

    Hajee Sulaiman ShahMahomed

    BG Shapiro

    James Sivewright Scratchley Will Trust

    Aline Smit

    Ian Trevor Berry Smith

    Rolf Richard Spiegel

    PWL Stanton

    RM Stegen

    AM Stephen

    George Strates

    Clifford Herbert Stroude Trust

    Abraham Swersky

    Peter Theron

    Sarah Turoff

    Rosalie van der Gucht Will Trust

    LM van der Spy

    Cederic James Vos

    Laurence Gregory Wells

    JF Viljoen

    Friends of UCT

    Individuals whose gifts to UCT over the last five years have amounted to less than R100,000

    3305 individuals who have generously shown their support by making a gift to the University of Cape Town.



As of January 2015, the levels of individual donors’ giving circles have changed as follows:

  • Chancellor’s circle: formerly R250 000+, now R500 000+;
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Circle: formerly R100 000 – R250 000, now R250 000 – R500 000;
  • Dean’s circle: formerly R60 000 – R100 000, now R100 000 – R250 000;
  • Friends of UCT: formerly <R60,000, now <R100,000. 

Please note that these changes only affect donations received after 1 January 2015.  All donors who were members of particular circles prior to January 2015, will continue to be recognised in their original circles, until the rolling five-year giving period has elapsed. 

We apologize for any omissions or errors. If you would like to query your donations totals, circle membership, or any other matter related to your gifts to UCT, please email