Thank you for your generosity. We are thrilled to have your support. Through your donation, we have been able to accomplish the impossible and continue working towards our vision of being a leading world-class research-intensive university. You truly make the difference for us, and we are extremely grateful!






R200 million for the development of the Wits Brian and Dorothy
Zylstra Sports Complex

$10 million to rename the School of Accountancy in honour of former head,
Professor Margo Steele

$10 million endowment to support postgraduate students in need
Natie Kirsh

R87.5 million towards Wits 100 AngloGold Ashanti Legacy Scholarships
AngloGold Ashanti

R70 million towards the development of the Roy McAlpine Burns Unit at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Roy McAlpine Foundation

R55 million to repurpose the Wits Planetarium into the multidisciplinary
Wits Anglo American Digital Dome

R50 million to establish an endowed Chair in Innovation to drive researcher-led innovation
Angela and David Fine Chair in Innovation

R50 million for the Wits Southern Centre for Inequality Studies
Ford Foundation

R50 million student support endowment to rename the Sibanye-Stillwater Innovation Bridge
Sibanye Stillwater

R40 million for the Wits Bushveld Geology and Metallogeny Research Chair (BUGEMET Research Chair)
African Rainbow Minerals, Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine, Northam Platinum, Rustenburg Platinum,
and Sibanye-Stillwater Platinum Mines

R22 million for the Advanced Surgical Skills Lab to train specialists and sub-specialists in the health sciences
Philips, Netcare, Medtronic and Karl Storz

R20 million to support the Future Ecosystems in Africa programme
Oppenheimer Generations Trust

R16 million from the Lamberti Endowment Fund

R15 million for the Zola Dental Clinic in Soweto
Bergman family

R15 million for the Claude Leon Chairs in Water and the Environment
Claude Leon Foundation

R14,5 million to purchase state-of-the-art analysis equipment in Geosciences
Anonymous donation

R12 million endowment to support law and animal, plant and environmental studies
Tellus Foundation

R10 million endowment to support top ‘sportspeople studying science’
Smollan Foundation

A R10 million bequest for palaeosciences
Anonymous donation

R6 million bequest to support top history students and cricketers
Professor Bruce Murray

Significant donation for the Jack Ginsberg Centre for the Book Arts
Jack Ginsberg

Significant donation for the Wits Chris Seabrooke Music Hall
Chris Seabrooke

Support from international philanthropic foundations
Carnegie, Gates and Open Society

Support from South African based philanthropic foundations
Raith, Bertha and Albert Wessels

R1,5 million gift to support students in need
former SRC President Rex Heinke

R1 million gift to Female Academic Leaders Fellowship Endowment Fund
Wits Chancellor, Dr Judy Dlamini

More than R400 million in funding was received for Wits Research Chairs, Centres and Institutes from 2018 to date; of which approximately 30% contributes to bursaries and scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and postdoctoral fellowships, within each project.
Wits Centre for Applied Legal Studies - CALS – 93 million
Wits Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) – 60 million
Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre - R42 million
Wits Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine) – R37 million
Wits Southern Centre for Inequality Studies – R30 million
WBS BCX Chair in Digital Business – R21 million
Wits Nedbank Chair in Climate Modelling - R20 million
Wits Standard Bank Chair in Africa Trust Infrastructures – R15 million
Wits African Energy Leadership Centre (AELC) – 14 million
Wits Exxaro Chair in Global Change and Sustainability – R10 million
Robotics, Autonomous Intelligence and Learning Laboratory
Wits Absa Chair in Future Energy – R6 million 
Wits INSETA Chair in Insurance Education- Catalytic Project – R6 million
Wits Sappi Research Chair in Climate Change and Plantation Sustainability – R5 million
Wits Hatch Africa Chair in Mechanical Engineering – R5 million
Wits PPS Chair in Health Economics – R 5 million
Wits Shell Centre for Reflection Seismology – 5 million 
Wits Caxton Chair of Journalism – R3 million