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Why it matters

The Wits Annual Fund matters because Wits matters.

As a Wits graduate the University's international reputation matters to you. It's a reputation built by alumni like you who have succeeded worldwide because of a world-class education.

We need your support to provide the same opportunities for future generations.

We need your support to preserve Wits University's reputation as a leading institution in Africa, to ensure it remains internationally competitive, and to maintain its legacy of social leadership and public engagement.

Wits graduates have become leaders worldwide in every field of endeavour. Through civic engagement, they have built cultural institutions, fought injustice, and worked to make their communities better.

Your donations to the Wits Annual Fund will ensure Wits continues to provide quality education, an enabling student environment, and the opportunity for graduates to change the world.

Wits Matters – enhancing quality of life and strengthening civil society

  • Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre – the first private teaching hospital in Africa, training medical specialists

  • Gauteng City Region Observatory – supporting regional economic development

  • Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) – a pre-eminent interdisciplinary research institute in the humanities and social sciences

  • Wits Justice Project – combining advocacy, education, investigative journalism, and law to shed light on some of the most pressing issues facing the South African criminal justice system

  • Centre for Applied Legal Studies – a pioneering centre committed to ensuring respect for constitutional rights and justice for all South Africans

Wits Matters – advancing broad-based prosperity

  • Equipping graduates with high level skills in health sciences, engineering, information technology, computer science, commerce, accounting, law, management, natural and biological sciences, education, and the social sciences

  • A significant proportion of Wits graduates become highly successful and innovative entrepreneurs, including leaders of global corporations

  • Wits Enterprise and the Professional Development Hub commercialize the University’s intellectual capital through short course management, contract research and consulting, intellectual property management and technology transfer

  • Wits Health Consortium harnesses and stimulates the commercial potential generated by medical research

  • Tshimologong Digital Innovation Hub rejuvenates Braamfontein and incubates high-tech start-ups

Your donation matters. Give to the Wits Annual Fund today.

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