J.T. Ross is committed to give to those in need and to ensure that the contribution of goods and services reach the recipients of the projects that have been chosen. In order to achieve this, we have elected to support projects which allow us more involvement in a tangible and physical manner, as opposed to purely handing over donations.
The Trust is registered as a PBO and thus an entity exempt from tax in terms of the Income Tax Act, 1962, and is audited by Baker Tilly Morrison Murray. All donations made to the Trust are fully tax deductible by the Trust issuing a Section 18A certificate.
Any donations to the Trust would be most welcome and these donations would contribute to your BEE score card, and are pledged to previoulsy disadvantaged beneficiaries. Donations made need not necessarily be financial as materials and equipment are also needed in many instances.
Since 1971, the J.D. Ross Bursary Trust has been awarding bursaries to students at UKZN studying towards a BSc Property Development degree, but has also been extended to students within the Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying and related building science faculties. Bursaries are also awarded to students at UCT.
Robyn Campbell - BSc Property Development - Honours
Maxine Meier Mattern - BSc Property Development - Honours
Mbongeni Mohale - BSc Property Development - Honours
Siyabonga Tembe - BSc Property Development - Honours
Shaun Abrahams - BSc Property Development - 3rd year of study
Malungelo Msomi - BSc Property Development - 3rd year of study
Rushavia Naicker - Bachelor of Architectural Studies - 2nd Year of study
Shaun Abrahams - BSc Property Development - 2nd year of study
Malungelo Msomi - BSc Property Development - 2nd year of study
Sherwin Singh - BSc Engineering - 1st year of study
Jean-Phillippe Courau - BSc Engineering - 1st year of study
The bursaries are awarded according to the final decision of the Bursary Committee at the University as per the academic value grading system.
I was a bursary recipient from your organisation in the early 2000's when I was completing my BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying at UKZN. I then graduated and moved on to work in a Professional QS company as a Junior QS, after which I then got into the Nedbank Graduate Programe and worked in the Property Finance area, within the PM department. A year later I was promoted to look after the Gauteng PM division for Nedbank. I spent five years with the Nedbank Group and then was asked by The Standard Bank Group to look after their PM area for all development loans in South Africa and the rest of Africa. I also now sit on the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) South African Board and am the Vice Chair of the Women's Property Network (WPN). So I thought I'd say a big 'Thank You' for your generous contribution twelve years ago, because the bursary made the world of difference at a time when I was up to my ears in student loans for my studies."