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Studietrust 35: June 1974 - June 2009

Studietrust 35: June 1974 - June 2009

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  • 1. STUDIETRUST
    • The Study Trust
    • Report to Western Cape Committee
    • Financial year 2008
    • 1 June 2009
    • Stellenbosch
  • 2. The Study Trust was established on 13 June 1974 to join forces with young people - determined and dedicated to become winners - and assists them to empower themselves through further education and training to combat poverty, ignorance and exploitation. 2009: 35 th Birthday
  • 3. Origins
    • ‘ Afrikaans Christians together attempt something big’
    • - Rapport 16 June 1974
  • 4. 1974
    • “ A Study trust to help Black, Coloured and Indian education has been set up by a group of Afrikaans clergy, professional men and academics.”
    • – Star 4 September 1974
  • 5. Founders
    • Press Release 27 August 1974
    • First Board of Trustees :
    • Ds DPM Beukes, Ds GNV Botha, Ds JJ Botha, Ds JJ Claassens, Dr PW de Lange, Ds GJ Erasmus, Mr Hans Hefer, Ds JM Hofmeyr, Mr PK Hoogendyk, Mr Jan Horn, Dr MA Kruger, Ds GJA Lubbe, Mr E Pretorius, Ds HA Rust, Dr JA Schutte, Mrs Y van Achterberg, Ds CL van den Berg, Ds IN van der Berg, Ms R van Reenen, Dr Louw van Rooyen, Prof. G van N Viljoen. Mr AFV Viljoen.
  • 6. Humble Beginnings: ‘ The Study Trust aims to raise R40 000’ ( Beeld 24.10.1974)
  • 7. 1975
    • “ Study Trust helps people with high school, university and teachers training education.
    • “ Last year [1975] it gave out 120 bursaries which cost R16 000, mostly to Black students.”
    • – Woman’s World 22 July 1976
  • 8. 1975
    • “ The average amount spent by the Government on the education of Black children in 1973-1974 was R29 compared to R484 for each White child,” said Mrs du Plessis, Study Trust secretary.
  • 9. 1975
    • “ Out of 3,5 million Black scholars in 1975, only six percent were at high school…
    • “ We are working to break the vicious circle of poverty, illiteracy, unproductivity, frustration and crime,” said Mrs du Plessis.
  • 10. 1976
    • “ Let us keep perspective: from July to September [1976], the months of the worst student revolts … more than a thousand bursary applications streamed in to the Study Trust from high school pupils in search of support to study further at all cost…” – Rykie van Reenen in Rapport .
  • 11. 1976
    • “ Study Trust has become a source of hope for that part of the youth that want to further their studies at all cost,” said the chairman of the Trust, Rev Jan Hofmeyr in his annual report…
    • - Rapport 24 October 1976
  • 12. 1976
    • “ I want to study, help me please!”
    • ‘ If my dream could become a reality I will fulfil my task. I have decided to become a teacher…’ (applicant)
    • ‘ More than a thousand letters were received … all speak of a unstoppable desire for education…’
      • - Jan Hofmeyr in Die Transvaler , 20 September 1976
  • 13. Fundraising
    • The Study Trust needs money
    • “ The Study Trust this year awarded bursaries totalling R45 000 to Black, Coloured and Indian pupils.” – Beeld 30 March 1977
  • 14. Fundraising
  • 15. Fundraising
    • The Study Trust came into being through a donation of R2000 from the millionaire builder from Johannesburg, Mr SM van Achterberg.
  • 16. Fundraising ‘ This gala has been organised by Kaiser Chiefs … on behalf of Study Trust, a charity body for the education of the needy in our community.’ (25 March 1975)
  • 17. 1977
    • Money
    • that
    • buys
    • ideals
    Rykie van Reenen, assistant editor of Rapport and Study Trust trustee with a bursar and her mother – Sarie Marais 4 May 1977.
  • 18. Rector of the Soweto College of Education: “ As soon as the economy recover, the country will need thousands of qualified people such as artisans and tradesmen, not to mention teachers, social workers, lawyers and many others.”
  • 19. David now works for ABSA and is Deputy Chair of the Study Trust Board of Trustees. 1980
  • 20. 10 th Anniversary 1984
    • “ The tenth anniversary of the Study Trust was celebrated in October 1984…”
    • Bursary Allocation 1985:
    • R135 000 to 800 bursars
    • (students and pupils)
    Rev. Jan Hofmeyr, chairman, Mrs Elma Hofmeyr, Mrs M Rousseau and Dr PE Rousseau, patron.
  • 21. If I only had time to invent something like a personal computer…
  • 22. Equal educational opportunities for everyone…
    • “ From the onset it was our conviction that equal educational opportunities for everyone in our country should be an urgent goal… Study Trust was established because this ideal was still distant and with the aim of sponsoring tomorrow’s long-term solutions with positive action and active support today.” (Annual Report 1982)
    1982 bursary allocation: 650 bursaries worth R90 000 .
  • 23. Bursaries in times of emergency…
    • The Study Trust was founded in 1974 and two years thereafter, with the outbreak of the 1976 student revolts, the black educational scene was seriously disturbed for a considerable period.
    • From August 1984, the situation deteriorated…
     
  • 24. Turbulent times   ‘ We live in turbulent times. To think positively about the future, even more so, to help create a bearable future, poses a momentous challenge… Black education is in a critical situation. Black education is a major contributing factor to the dissatisfaction in the country.’ (Newsletter, 1986) 1986 bursary allocation: 851 bursaries worth R168 586
  • 25. Towards a new society   ‘ Our total community … is of necessity involved in an apprenticeship towards the construction of a new society. … It asks for a decision! – to choose for South Africa and all its people. ‘ Study Trust has in this context made its decision long ago… The best possible educational opportunities are indispensable for the new South Africa for which we pray and work…’ (Annual Report 1987) 1987 bursary allocation: 881 bursaries worth R200 000
  • 26. Why co-operate?   ‘ Study Trust from time to time has to account for its involvement with education as provided by the State… ‘ There is no alternative to State education in view of the fact that normal education has to be extended to six million black pupils… ‘ However, it would be a mistake to understand this co-operation as “being satisfied” with the status quo…’ (Annual Report 1987)
  • 27. Political stalemate   ‘ We are faced with a political stalemate, not only due to the current suspension of co-operation by two chambers of parliament, but especially because of the fact that satisfactory and meaningful black political involvement in general could as yet not be effected…’ (Annual Report 1988) 1988 bursary allocation: 917 bursaries worth R200 000
  • 28. ‘ Will it never come to an end? How long do we still have to wait before the people of this country can begin to co-operate, to accept one-another and to allow each other a place in the sun… The birth pains of the new dispensation threaten life itself! …’ (Annual Report 1990) 1990 bursary allocation: 924 bursaries worth R263 000 1990
  • 29. The harshest test thus far   ‘ Have we ever before been so hard-pressed in this land? Tension, uncertainty and fear are on the increase. The future is difficult to foresee. ‘ We are faced with perhaps the harshest test thus far… The true meaning of our caring is being tested .’ (Newsletter, June 1992) 1992 bursary allocation:716 bursaries worth R324 000
  • 30. A letter from Phillip Mahloko, a bursary student from Botshabelo:   “ The most important event in the history of South Africa has just taken place – the inauguration of the new State President. To all the citizens of this beautiful country, and especially to the students, this means one thing: HARD WORK. It is now time to stand up and work hard for a better South Africa.” 1994 bursary allocation: 523 bursaries worth R443 850
  • 31. “ I am sure the feeling of patriotism that is around will be channelled into hard work, and that gives me hope that the Lord will hold this country together and heal the wounds of the past.” (Annual Report 1996) 1996 bursary allocation: 572 bursaries worth R794 630.
  • 32. Goodwill
    • ‘ However … most of our people display a remarkable measure of goodwill… The people of this land have chosen: we desire peace and prosperity for all…’ (Newsletter, 2001)
    • 2001 bursary allocation:
    • 431 bursaries worth R1 258 027
  • 33. Annual Report 2 0 0 8
  • 34. BURSARY PAYMENTS: 2008 442 Bursary Students: R4,833,010 Increase: 48% (2007: R3,264,307 )
  • 35. Total Bursaries & Loans
    • Bursaries: R4,833,010
    • NSFAS Loans: R3,429,735
    • TOTAL: R8,262,745
  • 36. 7 YEAR SUCCESS RATE STATS Average 2002-2007: 91%
  • 37. Vital Statistics
    • Rural / Urban: 58% / 42% (2007: 65% / 35%)
    • Black / White: 87% / 13% (2007: 83% / 17%)
    • Male / Female: 42% / 58% (2007: 40% / 60%)
  • 38. INCOME 2008 Income 2008 (R) 2007 (R) Increase Gross donations - general 5,354,408 3,900,878 37% Loans repaid 43,100 26,700 61% Dividends received 3,321 5,250 -37% Interest received 724,338 539,198 34% Bursary admin contributions 522,071 296,617 76% Total 6,647,238 4,768,643 39%
  • 39. Finances 2008 Description 2007 2008 Income Total 5,790,662 6,647,238 Expenditure Bursaries 3,264,307 4,833,010 Admin Cost 727,909 1,103,501 Total 3,992,216 5,936,511 Transfers To trust/non-trust funds 499,242 281,648 Surplus Transfer to ST Fund 299,204 430,428
  • 40. Admin Cost
    • Admin cost in 2008: 16.6% of total income.
    • If NSFAS loans administered (R3,429,735) are taken into account, the Admin cost percentage drops to 10.95%
    • In 2008 the DG Murray Trust assisted us in upgrading our IT hardware (R50,000 donation).
  • 41. Career Information Helpline
    • Call 0800-212-641 (toll-free from landlines) for information on:
      • Careers
      • Academic programmes
      • Admission requirements
      • Bursaries and Study Loans
      • This project is a partnership between the Study Trust and Investec Bank
    Helpline operators Nomsa Xaba and Molepo Maifo explain the Career database to Murray Hofmeyr
  • 42. New Business 2009
    • 100% increase in contribution of FNB Fund (to R1.38 million)
    • New partners:
        • AVI - R1,125,000 for 2009
        • Sun International – R460,000 for 2009
        • Pick ‘n Pay – R715,300 for 2009
  • 43. PARTNERSHIPS
    • Caledon Villa
    • Cape Book & College Supplies
    • Coronation Asset Managers
    • FNB Fund
    • Imalivest/Bostco
    • Investec
    • JvR Africa
    • Mabunda Inc
    • Peregrine-Citadel
    • Qhubela Holdings
    • Prudential Portfolio Managers
    • WebNow
  • 44. Donors: Trusts and Foundations
    • Coronation Staff Bursary Fund
    • Davies Foundation
    • DG Murray Trust
    • DRC Youth Committee
    • FR Crous Foundation
    • Edgar Droste Trust
    • Ken Droste Trust
    • M du Toit-Vlok Fund
    • Maria v Riebeek Club
    • Stirling Foundation
    • University of Johannesburg
    • Uitsig Fund
  • 45. Partnerships with Companies
    • Study Trust administers company CSI bursaries
      • Selection of candidates
      • Bursary administration
        • Liaison with institutions
        • Monitoring student progress
      • Mentorship (“Hands on”)
        • Regular motivational newsletters
        • Study tips and advice
        • Personal visits on campus (2x per year)
        • Prompt response to calls and correspondence
          • Referrals in case of serious problems
  • 46. MENTORSHIP Personal Consultations Study Tips & Correspondence Motivational Newsletters
  • 47. Letters from bursars
    • “ ..the day of your campus visit as it was in the form of an interview I was so nervous since it was my first ever interview and, even worse, with one of the top executives! And, believe me, afterwards I felt like a top star with a successful interview. I am looking forward to your next visit.” - Thabang S (TUT – ND Management)
  • 48. From letters
    • “ Today I am where I am because of your help, support, prayers and faith in me. You are my trust, my light through darkness, my pillow to rely on and my strength to continue my journey to my well-built future.” – Mpho M (ND Biomedical Technology, MUT).
  • 49. From letters
    • “ Like a diamond in the dust I was rough, worthless and lacking in self-confidence, but by God’s grace a ‘diamond refiner’ by the name of Studietrust saw the potential within this diamond and for the past 4 years you have shaped, polished and smoothed this diamond so that I can shine and be a proud product of the Studietrust franchise!”- Siyabonga M – Gr 12 Empangeni HS)
  • 50. MANAGEMENT Murray Hofmeyr National Director 2008- Mike Morapeli National Chairperson David Jeftha Vice-chairperson (Ex-bursary holder) Jan Hofmeyr National Director 1974-2007
  • 51. Board of Trustees
    • Dr AL Bartlett
    • Mr J Blersch  
    • Ms GMB Coetzer  
    • Mr T Crous  
    • Prof JJF Durand  
    • Prof CH Heyns  
    • Dr HM Hofmeyr*  
    • Rev JM Hofmeyr  
    • Mr A Horn  
    • Mr DP Jeftha*  
    • Mr FJ Kok
    • Prof JH Kriek 
    • Prof JJ Kritzinger  
    • Ms ML Kruger  
    • Dr SI Maboea  
    • Mr S Mabunda  
    • Rev M Makgale  
    • Mr SA Makopo  
    • Mr SG Manchidi*  
    • Mr CT Maqubela*  
    • Ms U Masia*  
    • Mr MM Morapeli  
    • Prof MW Prinsloo  
    • Dr ME Schalekamp  
    • Ms MEO Sema  
    • Mr Doc Sethole  
    • Ms N Shabalala*  
    • Mr E van Heerden*  
    • Mr BG van Rooyen  
    • Prof JH van Wyk  
    • Mr MJ Zulu*   
    • (*Ex-bursary students of Study Trust)
    • (Members of the Executive)
  • 52.
    • Head Office:
    • PO Box 29192
    • Melville 2109
    • Website:
    • www.studietrust.org.za
    • www.studytrust.org.za
    • E-mail: [email_address]
    • Telephone/fax: (011) 726-5604
    CONTACT DETAILS Study Trust is a registered non-profit organization: 000-601 NPO Today for Tomorrow

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