Donating this tax season

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Dear alumni and friends of the GSB Foundation,

It’s the time of the year many of us prepare our tax returns. If you haven’t yet taken full advantage of the tax-deductible amount for donating to charitable causes, then now is the time to do so.

Consider making a donation to the GSB Foundation and give someone a chance to complete a UCT GSB MBA, which was again ranked the top programme on the African continent. Help us fund Africa’s future leaders – read on to find out why and how.

Yours sincerely,

Linda Fasham
Executive Consultant
On behalf of the GSB Foundation Trustees


Dr Catherine Duggan

Why giving back matters

A donation to the GSB is an unparalleled investment in knowledge and education. A gift made today will create a legacy for decades to come. Every rand you give will not only fund important research and influential thought leadership, but will also help to educate leaders who will have a critical impact on the continent. This tax season, when your money can go even further, please consider helping us to ensure that the GSB and its graduates continue to play a key role in shaping the future – in Africa and beyond.

Catherine Duggan
Director of the UCT GSB and Trustee of the GSB Foundation

Alec Mutlane, GSB Foundation Scholar 2017

Alec Mutlane (GSB MBA 2017):
The journey of one of our first scholars

Three years after doing his MBA, the GSB followed up with Alec Mutlane, one of the first recipients of a GSB Foundation scholarship: “He says he felt like an impostor when he first arrived at the GSB, because he had no previous university qualifications. He discovered that his life experiences – including losing a tech start-up in the 2009 crash – made him an ideal candidate.” Read Alec’s story

UCT GSB MBA Class of 1969 at class reunion in 2014

It all began with a simple idea

When the GSB MBA Class of 1969 met at their 45th reunion in 2014, four alumni – Stewart Cohen, Tiger Wessels, Peter Thorrington-Smith and Ian Kantor – reflected on the role the GSB had played in their success and how they, in turn, might give something back.

From there, the Foundation was created with one core purpose: to expand access to the UCT Graduate School of Business to the brightest minds, regardless of their financial circumstances. Read more

To date, the Foundation has raised just over R50 million. It awarded 17 scholarships, enabling the recipients to earn a world-class MBA. Three scholars are currently attending the 2021 GSB MBA programme.

How you can help fund Africa’s future leaders and save tax

You can donate to the GSB Foundation in two convenient ways:

  1. Make a once-off donation of an amount of your choice. Donate now
  2. Donate a small amount every month by signing up for the R100-a-month campaign. Sign up now

There are tax benefits: Donating to the GSB Foundation can save you tax, which might tempt you to stretch your support even further. If you, your company, or trust are registered for tax in South Africa, you can claim an annual donation deduction of up to 10% of your taxable income. Internationally, there are many countries where tax-efficient donations to the Foundation are possible. See tax information

Alternatively, you can contact us to discuss your particular donation:
Linda Fasham