Lesedi La Afrika Fund

Sol Plaatje University (SPU) Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Andrew M Crouch, launched SPU’s first endowment campaign, Lesedi La Afrika Fund, on 10 December 2021.

In 2023, SPU will celebrate ten years of quality teaching, learning, research, and community engagement and this fund seeks to get the celebrations underway leading to a decade of existence. 

Lesedi La Africa Fund is a three-year fundraising campaign to raise R100 million in funds for the future sustainability of the University. The funds will support scholarships, infrastructure, social impact projects, and staff wellness programmes.

Endowment gifts to the University ensure support for today while providing educational and research excellence and innovation far into the future. This way, endowed gifts have far greater earning power— a one-time gift that lasts forever.