Yafran MTB stepsThe vision of the University of KwaZulu-Natal is to be “the premier university of African scholarship”.

A total of 46,539 students registered for study at UKZN in 2016. About 74% were undergraduates and 26% postgraduates. The University employs more than 3,000 academic and support staff and confers around 8,000 degrees and certificates every year.

UKZN was ranked fourth among South African universities and in the 401-500 bracket of world rankings by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2018.

The University prides itself on being one of South Africa’s leading research institutions, with significant publications output.

For more information, please go to the University’s website at

A key supporting role is played by the University of KwaZulu-Natal Foundation. In its development function, it establishes projects that, on the one hand, advance the interests of the University, and on the other, respond to the critical development needs of the African continent.

It also processes hundreds of donations and grants from individuals and organisations in any particular year. This demonstrates a confidence in the various programmes and projects developed by UKZN and assures grant makers and individual donors that their investment will be carefully managed. Please go to for further information.

Pietermaritzburg campusThe Trust depends upon the University’s Alumni Relations office to help keep in touch with alumni in the UK. If you are an alumnus and wish to know more about how to interact with other alumni and the University, you will find information at

The site also has details of the Alumnus Association in the UK.

Alumni in the UK should please inform the Trust or the Alumni Relations office of any changes of address. Not only will this help the Trust, the University and other alumni to keep in touch, it will also save costs from wasted postage. Please remember to provide your e-mail address too.