About

Advancement Office at WK UWCSA

The Advancement Office at Waterford Kamhlaba is responsible for promoting the legacy of the school while highlighting the importance and relevance of the institution locally, regionally, and globally. We believe that a clear identity (brand) fosters a culture of philanthropy in which pride in the College is evident and giving is a privilege and therefore we aim to be uncompromising custodians of Waterford’s legacy, values and relationships with all partners & stakeholders. Our mission is to efficiently and effectively deliver structured communications to our internal & external stakeholders. We further exist to tell the WK story while promoting the growth of WK through leveraging existing partnerships. The office operates under four major areas: Fundraising, Donor and Alumni Relations, Communications and Public Relations, and Advancement Analytics – donor prospecting, research and data management.

Team: Lizz Mhangami Advancement Director: advancementdirector@waterford.sz; Banele Nkambule Donor Relations Manager: donor.relations@waterford.sz;  Nosimilo Khumalo Alumni Engagement Officer: engagement@waterford.sz;

The Waterford Kamhlaba Foundation of South Africa

The Waterford Kamhlaba Foundation of South Africa (WKFSA) was established in 1962; a notable year in South Africa’s history for internal and international resistance campaigns against the country’s Apartheid legislation. It was against a backdrop of heightening political turmoil and oppressive control that the foundation endeavored to assist scholars to obtain an education without any restrictions whatsoever. At the time, such an objective could best be achieved at a school located outside of South Africa. The key objectives of the Foundation, which are still relevant today, are to:

  • assist scholars to obtain a quality education
  • maintain, support and extend the educational facilities of the school.

In the post-apartheid era, Waterford has sustained its early vision to educate exceptional students regardless of race, religion or financial background. The Foundation has continued to support the school, believing that it plays a critical role in positively shaping the future of young South Africans, Africans and learners who attend Waterford from many other countries across the world.

The WKFSA comprises 12 Trustees, all of whose formative years were moulded by Waterford Kamhlaba

Trustees: Sandile Hlophe (Chair), Jeremy Lock, Monwabisi Fandeso, Catherine Hunter, Thulani Gcabashe, Sibongile Gumbi, Itumeleng Mahabane, Mandi Mzimba, David Crush, Kuben Pillay, Thakane Molapo, Gcinisizwe Mdluli

Patron: The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu OMSG CH GCStJ Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town