CSA Donors

The CSA (consisting of what was previously known as the Science Foundation Programme and the Augmented/Extended programme) has been generously funded since 1991 by many donors, both local and from abroad. Without the help of the following companies and trusts this programme would most certainly not have been established nor sustained:

Present donors

  • Department of Education
  • The Moses Kotane institute
  • Sasol (bursaries)
  • Hermann Olthaver Trust
  • Driman Frank Educational Trust

Past donors

AECI Limited
Billiton Development Trust
Canadian Embassy (High Commission)
D. G. Murray Trust
ESKOM (bursaries)
Johannesburg Chamber of Industries
Sentrachem Ltd
Stella & Paul Lowenstein Charitable & Education Trust (bursaries)
The South African - Norway Tertiary Education Programmes (SANTED)
Umgeni Water
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Southern Africa)

Now in the eighteen years of their existence the science access programmes are well-established and achieving good results. Since 1996 the University has increasingly borne the costs of the programme, especially staff salaries. There is, however, an ongoing need for bursaries for students to cover fees and living costs.

The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) has generously provided full bursaries to 400 students enrolled in the science access programmes in 2009 and 2010. A total of more than R20 million has been given to CSA students from the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses to study in the science access programmes.

Launched in January 2009, the Moses Kotane Institute is the brainchild of Drs Zweli Mkhize and Nqaba Ngcobo. Dr Bonginkosi W Ngcobo is the current CEO. The Institute takes its name from the liberation veteran, Moses Kotane who, while in exile, took it upon himself to ensure that his comrades received quality education. The Institute recognizes the dire need for a high skilled workforce to sustain the economy and is committed to ''orchestrating innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics interventions that render efficient and sustainable service delivery''.

The CSA wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to MKI for providing access students with this valuable educational opportunity without which they would not have been able to realize their true potential.

SASOL has generously donated R750,000 in 2010 and has since 2006 been donating R500,000 annually for student bursaries. The CSA is very grateful for their contribution.

The CSA is thankfull to the Herman Ohlthaver Trust for an award of R 220,000 and the Driman Frank Educational Trust for an award of R40,000 for student bursaries.

Significant funding was given for a CSA building in 2000 by the Billiton Development Trust. Sustained growth in the former Science Foundation Programme (SFP) resulted in the construction of the first significant academic building in 22 years on the Pietermaritzburg campus. The R5.8 million development, at 1 Golf Road, was officially opened on 25 July 2003. The building includes the BHP Billiton wing state of the art lecture venues and the CSA uses the renovated house on site as an administrative centre. The tuition facilities are also shared with the Postgraduate Centre programme in the School of Business.

Interested prospective bursars are invited to contact the CSA Administration.

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