Author Archives: Roger Smith

Trust helps 15 students in 2022 – but faces rising costs

http://sweethomepolitics.com/letters/a-time-to-build-bradley-byrne/ The trustees are pleased to be able to report that the Trust is supporting 15 needy students this year. The number is the same as last year, thanks to alumni in the UK who have given generously to the Trust. … Continue reading

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Trust News Summer 2022

Nandaime View the Trust’s latest newsletter here: Trust News Summer 2022 (PDF 403KB). An email about the Summer 2022 issue of Trust News, reporting on the Trust’s help for needy students this year, is being sent to alumni and supporters in … Continue reading

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Obituary: Eric Harber

The trustees are grateful to Mary Harber, the widow of longstanding Trust supporter Eric Harber, for providing the obituary below, highlighting his extraordinary life. Mary and the family have made a generous donation to the Trust in Eric’s memory. My … Continue reading

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Durban meetings strengthen ties with university staff

Trust Chair Roger Smith was able to meet key UKZN staff members assisting with the work of the Trust during a visit to South Africa in March. It was the first opportunity to hold discussions in person, rather than by … Continue reading

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Trust student set to campaign on climate change concerns

One of the students being supported by the Trust in its 30th anniversary year has voiced his ambition to help address the impact of global warming. Zothani Mvelo Mthembu, 24, told the trustees that his dream was “to see everyone … Continue reading

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Trust News Winter 2021-22

View the Trust’s latest newsletter here: Trust News Winter 2020-21 (PDF 301KB). An email about the Winter 2020-21 issue of Trust News, with reports on the students being helped by the charity, was sent to alumni and supporters in the … Continue reading

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Trust co-founder Will Simpson remembered

The trustees were saddened to hear news of the death of Trust co-founder Will Simpson on 7th July 2021 at his home in Wincanton, Somerset. His wife June said the Trust’s Summer newsletter, celebrating the charity’s 30th anniversary and paying … Continue reading

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Trust celebrates 30th year of helping students in need

A small group of five alumni living in the UK gathered at an office in Snow Hill in the City of London on 4th January 1991 with a simple objective – to set up a charity to raise funds to … Continue reading

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Trust News Summer 2021

The Summer 2021 issue of the UKZN UK Trust’s newsletter, Trust News, marking the Trust’s 30th anniversary, has been posted out to alumni and supporters in the UK. Please contact us if you did not receive the newsletter. We would … Continue reading

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Trust student tells of struggles amid pandemic

A 21-year-old medical student has provided an insight into the challenges being faced by those trying to pursue their studies at the University during the Covid-19 virus crisis. Thabo Phakamani Langa is one of the 18 needy students being helped … Continue reading

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