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Appeal to donate to the Unisa Ubuntu-Botho Disaster Initiative

Dear Unisans

You may be aware of the appeal made by Unisa’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mandla Makhanya, to Unisa staff, students, alumni and the general public to make donations to the Unisa Ubuntu/Botho Disaster Relief Initiative to alleviate the hardships being experienced in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi following the havoc wreaked by Cyclone Idai. 

The Gift of the Givers organisation has informed the university that in order to effectively help communities consistently, particularly after the disaster, the following is still required:

  1. Cash donations. It is significantly more cost effective to buy items in Mozambique in terms of logistical costs and time.
  2. Dry food items such as rice, pasta, tinned food and maize meal.
  3. Hygiene items such as soap, tooth paste, wash cloths, tooth brushes, wet wipes, etc.


The details of the various drop-off and collection points across the country are as follows: 


Unisa Muckleneuk Campus (Preller Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria)

  • Kgorong Building, first floor
  • Theo van Wijk Building: security desk on the ground floor
  • AJH van der Walt Building: main security entrance on the ground floor (opposite the OR Tambo Building)


Unisa Sunnyside Campus (Corner of Justice Mahomed & Steve Biko Streets, Sunnyside, Pretoria)

  • Building 14E


Unisa Science Campus (Corner of Christiaan de Wet Road & Pioneer Avenue, Florida)

  • NB Pityana Building: reception area at the ground-floor entrance


Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (Corner of Janadel and Alexandra Avenues, Midrand)

  • Security entrance to the campus


Unisa Cape Town Campus (15 Jean Simonis Street, Parow, Cape Town)

  • Main campus entrance, opposite security


Unisa Durban Bram Fischer Campus (27 Bram Fischer Road, Durban)

  • Communication and Marketing, Office G13, ground floor


Unisa East London Hub (10 St Luke’s Road, Southernwood, East London)

  • Main entrance, opposite security


Unisa Polokwane Hub (23A Landros Mare Street, Polokwane)

  • Library


Unisa Rustenburg Hub (Corner of OR Tambo and Steen Streets, Rustenburg)

  • Main campus entrance, opposite security


We trust that you will reach out to your fellow Africans in need and give your serious consideration to making a donation towards this very important cause.

Best wishes
The Unisa Management Team

Publish date: 2019/04/05