Support the GSB Foundation and get a tax benefit

Dear alumni and friends of the GSB Foundation,

Tax season is here – a time many of us complete our tax returns. If you would like to take full advantage of the tax-deductible amount for charitable donations, please consider us.

Making a donation to the GSB Foundation gives someone the opportunity to complete an MBA at the GSB, who might not otherwise have the means to do so.

Our work is only possible with the help of our GSB alumni and like-minded supporters of the Foundation. Your donation will not only benefit a GSB MBA student but is also a long-term investment in the future of the African continent.

We hope you can help us continue to build leaders building Africa.

Yours sincerely,

Linda Fasham
Executive Consultant
On behalf of the GSB Foundation Board of Trustees


Who we are

The GSB Foundation was started in 2016 by the GSB MBA Class of 1969. To date, with the support of alumni and associates of the GSB, the Foundation has funded scholarships for 22 students, helping them earn a world-class MBA. Three scholars are currently enrolled in this year’s GSB MBA programme.

How to donate

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

  1. Make a once-off donation: gsbfoundation.org.za/donate-now/
  2. Make a regular contribution for as little as R100 per month: gsbfoundation.org.za/get-involved/r100-month/.

The tax benefits of donating – from SA or overseas

As a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO), donations to the GSB Foundation are tax-deductible. Are you registered for tax in South Africa? If you are, you can claim an annual donation deduction of up to 10% of your annual taxable income. If you are registered in a country outside South Africa, you might also be eligible for tax benefits. See details here: gsbfoundation.org.za/tax-information/ 

Why give back?

The mission of the GSB Foundation is “Building leaders building Africa.” The scholarships afford the most talented students an opportunity to benefit from a world-class UCT GSB education, regardless of their financial circumstances. Our aim is to nurture a diverse leadership that can play a significant role in building the continent. Find out more here about the supporters and beneficiaries of the Foundation: gsbfoundation.org.za/category/voices/

The time to reduce your tax burden is now

tax benefits

There is less than a month to tax-year end on 28 February, the time of the year when many of us prepare our tax returns. If you haven’t taken full advantage of the tax-deductible amount you’re donating to charitable causes, then now is the time to do so.

Making a donation to the GSB Foundation now will not only save you tax: this saving may then allow you to increase the amount you donate to others and benefit those you sponsor even more. 

How you can help us take Africa’s future leaders further

You can take advantage of the tax benefits available by donating to the GSB Foundation before the end of February in two convenient ways:

  1. Make a once-off donation via our secure online donation portal. Donate now
  2. Become a regular donor making recurring contributions by signing up for the R100-a-month campaign. You could also pay R1200 or more for the full year up front to boost your tax benefit. Donate now

Your tax benefits

If you are registered for tax in South Africa, you can donate up to 10% of your annual income without paying a cent of tax on it. We will also give you a Section 18A tax certificate to present to SARS, as we are a registered Public Benefit Organisation.  

Other countries where you can donate to the GSB Foundation with tax benefits include Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. Benefits vary from country to country, read more here.

For more information on ways to donate and the particular tax benefits for the country where you pay tax, please email us at contact@gsbfoundation.org.za

Your generosity will be much appreciated.

What your donations do

Your donations will enable future leaders to make the most of their time at the GSB, launching them into careers that we humbly hope will fulfil our stated vision of building leaders committed to building Africa.

This year we have been able to fund four full scholarships for the full-time MBA course. Asanda, Euston, Jane and Nobukhosi are on their way, supported by the contributions of generous GSB alumni. These graduates are already established professionals in their own right.

Max the benefit of your donations this tax season

tax benefits

There is less than a month to tax-year end on 28 February. If you haven’t taken full advantage of the tax-deductible amount you’re donating to charitable causes, then now is the time to do so.

Maximising your donation now will not only save you tax: it may also allow you to increase the amount you donate and benefit others you sponsor even more.

How you can help us fund Africa’s future leaders

You can take advantage of the tax benefits available by donating to the GSB Foundation before the end of February in two convenient ways:

  1. Make a once-off donation via our secure online donation portal. Donate now
  2. Become a regular donor making recurring contributions by signing up for the R100-a-month campaign. You could also pay R1200 or more for the full year up front to boost your tax benefit. Donate now

Your tax benefits

If you are registered for tax in South Africa, you could stretch your donation further by donating up to 10% of your annual income without paying a cent of tax on it. We will also give you a tax certificate to present to SARS, as we are a registered Public Benefit Organisation.

Other countries where you can donate to the GSB Foundation with tax benefits include Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. Benefits vary from country to country, read more here.

For more information on any of the above ways to donate and the particular tax benefits for the country where you pay tax, please email us at contact@gsbfoundation.org.za