Staffer commits to CC175

23 August 2004

Even though he has been working at UCT for only four months, Raymond Botha has pledged his support to the Chancellor's Challenge 175 campaign (CC 175).

A driver in the Department of Communication and Development (DCD), Botha's desire is that UCT remains open for future generations.

"It's a privilege for me to be able to give," he said. "It's not about the amount, but rather about the fact that each of us can make a difference. A lot of youngsters will benefit by keeping this institution open."

Botha challenged his DCD colleagues and other UCT staff members to heed chancellor Graça Machel's call to ensure this world-class institution thrives.

"Make your contribution so that we can continue to build on UCT's current reputation, not only for future students but also for our country."

And while he is still getting to know his way around campus, Botha, who used to be a VIP driver for the Mozambican embassy, is settling into his new position.

"It's a new challenge for me and I'm looking forward to it. I like to make the most out of every day." Those staff members wanting to pledge their support can contact Farah Carr or Rhona Nieuwoudt from the CC 175 campaign office. They can be contacted on tel 650 2641 or e-mail or

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