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Social assistance

The purpose of the Social assistance unit within the Human Resources department is to facilitate, implement, co-ordinate and provide proactive social assistance support to UCT staff.

The Social Assistance Co-ordinator will provide support and facilitate access to forms of external social assistance or social wage, such as:

  • housing subsidies / loans
  • healthcare services (e.g. family planning, clinics, chronic medication)
  • social grants
  • legal aid
  • any other services for which UCT staff qualify

Offers for UCT staff members

Category Company Details  
Banking ABSA

Get cheaper banking rates and/or lower interest on loans

View brochure

Get an ABSA Finance Deal from ABSA/ Ford especially for ABSA WPB Scheme clients, depending on your credit record status

Expires 30 September 2020

View Brochure

Juan Diergaardt
ABSA External Sales Team Leader (Western Cape)
071 6045988  |   juandi@absa.co.za

 

Renecia Benjamin

021 816 4035  |  renecia.benjamin@absa.africa

Banking Standard Bank

Get cheaper banking rates and/or lower interest on loans 

View brochure

 

Faye Meyer
Employer Value Banking Manager
021 4012208  |   072 5423050
faye.meyer@standardbank.co.za
Banking  FNB

FNB's Exclusive Housing Scheme

FNB Measures to help customers impacted by Covid-19

Mr Denver Robertson
Manager Relationship Manager
087 736 1218 |   078 926 5347
Denver.Robertson@fnb.co.za
Wills and Trusts. Sanlam Trust

Assistance with

  • Drafting of and revision of wills
  • Safe custody of wills
  • Living wills
  • Administration of deceased estates
  • Trust Services

View brochure

021 947 5673

Email:  stwills@sanlam.co.za

Financial Planning Gradidge Mahura Investments (Pty) Ltd (GMI)

Members of the UCTRF may obtain financial advice from an accredited financial advice at preferential fees.  In addition, UCTRF members close to retirement may be entitled to free financial advice with regard to the UCTRF assets

The services provided by GMI include the following:

• Investment and Retirement Planning;
• Explain UCTRF investment channels or options;
• Explain UCTRF risk and disability benefits;
• Analysis of death and disability cover;
• Provide advice on tax and estate duty.

G4, The Courtyard Office Park, Esplanade Road,
Century City
Tel: 021 003 9222

Wynand Gouws: wynand@gminvestments.co.za
Estate Planning ICAS

Assistance with marriage contracts.
This is a free service

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Employee Wellness Programme
Toll free number: 0801 113 945
Dial*134*905#to request a call back

Legal Advisory Services ICAS

This is a free service

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Employee Wellness Programme
Toll free number: 0801 113 945
Dial*134*905#to request a call back

Housing Preferential Rates ABSA View brochure Juan Diergaardt
ABSA External Sales Team Leader (Western Cape)
071 6045988  |   juandi@absa.co.za
Pension-backed Housing loans UCTRF/FNB

The UCTRF may provide a guarantee on a housing loan granted by FNB of not for more than 70% of the member’s withdrawal benefit, less tax.  The repayments will be debited by UCT from your salary.

The interest rate is prime minus 1.25%

https://uctrf.co.za/uctrf/housing-loans

UCTRF Office

Yumna Gamildien

yumna.gamildien@uct.ac.za

 

Government Housing Subsidies

For information on government subsidies, click here.  FLISP Finance-linked Individual Subsidy Programme, click here

Thando Gayiya
Social Benefits Administrative Assistant
Organisational Health, Appointments and Benefits
Human Resources
Room 117, Bremner Building, Lower Campus
Tel: +27 21 650 7047
Email: thando.gayiya@uct.ac.za

Page last updated: 17 September 2020