A global network of movers and shakers

The UCT GSB alumni network is a global and dynamic network of individuals who are a testament to the quality of the UCT GSB experience. Many of our alumni hold key positions in top companies or have started their own successful businesses. Read about alumni making an impact on the world here.

Alumni play a vital role in supporting and encouraging more recent graduates to follow in their footsteps and UCT GSB students who find employment after graduation - particularly internationally - frequently do so through alumni contacts. Find out more about our mentorship programme here.

We continue to engage our alumni through events and co-created spaces for purpose-driven dialogue and networking in order to promote lifelong learning. Together we explore relevant topics such as the uncertainties and challenges of the emerging market economy, the future world of work, and the implications of COVID-19 in business to name a few.


Volunteer your time towards the learning journey of a current student or alumnus.


Attend one of our informative events and engage with thought leaders and your peers.

Alumni Chapters

Join or start an alumni chapter near you.


The UCT GSB’s teaching, learning and research is directed towards building a more economically prosperous, equitable, and integrated world. Our distinguished alumni have gone on to further these aims. Read some of their success stories. 


UCT GSB Alumni events are an opportunity for networking, engagement and discussion. Watch highlights from our Alumni Relations 2020 Post-Budget event titled: The SA Economy and its financial markets.


As an alumnus of the UCT GSB, you are entitled to:

  • 10% discount on Solution Space Venue Hire at the UCT GSB
  • 10% discount at the Breakwater Lodge hotel
  • 10% discount on the UCT GSB Executive Education courses
  • Assistance with the co-ordination of class reunions.
  • Assistance with networking with other alumni
  • Access to the UCT GSB library for an annual subscription fee of R200.00 (first year after completion of the course is free) - this applies to the physical Library and the physical resources (books and journals) only. E-resources are not included in this access as these are governed by educational licenses and are only accessible to current, registered UCT students and staff.
  • Alumni Newsletter
  • Networking opportunities at our various Guest Speaker programmes
  • Invitations to UCT GSB events

We encourage you to join the UCT GSB Alumni Group on LinkedIn where you can network with your peers and reach out to the ever-expanding alumni network.
We are increasingly focusing on developing our LinkedIn presence. On the LinkedIn group, you can find a number of student / alumni clubs targeted at specific sectors such as management consulting or entrepreneurship.


Many classes set up their own Facebook pages and this is a great way to keep in touch with your class. Please also join the First Thursday Clubs, that have their own dedicated Facebook pages, in these cities:

FTC Cape Town
FTC Johannesburg
FTC Windhoek
FTC Dubai
FTC Gaborone
FTC London

Alternatively if you are seeking to connect and network with alumni in your region, you can join an Alumni Chapter.


If you are an alumnus of the UCT GSB, you should receive a regular e-newsletter from the Alumni Relations office. If you are not receiving this, your information on our database might be out of date. Please click hereto update your details. If you are subscribed and still do not receive our emails, please whitelist the UCT GSB on your email service to prevent our emails from being directed to your spam box.

Get the latest UCT GSB events, news and practical ideas delivered to your inbox.  Click here to subscribe to our Ideas Exchange and Future of Work newsletters.


Join our bespoke social media network UCT Connect and gain access to exclusive content and events – including an opportunity to use the platform’s Find a Mentor function. You can sign in with your existing LinkedIn or Facebook details or create a new account using an email address.

Please click here to sign up.

The Director's Alumni Award was initiated in 2007. Since its inception the UCT GSB Director has given the Award to two alumni each year who have made a significant contribution either in the promotion of, and service to, the UCT GSB or through building alumni relationships. See recent awards from the past 5 years. A full list is available upon enquiry.

Award for long term contribution in the promotion of and service to the GSB
  • 2015 Linda Fasham (GSB 1987 - 2014)
  • 2016 Cedric Parker (MBA 1988)
  • 2017 Robin Kuriakose (MBA 2008)
  • 2018 Professor Trevor Williams
  • 2019 Peter Major (MBA 1984)

Award for contribution in building alumni relationships
  • 2015  Simryn de Jager (MBA 2012/13)
  • 2016  Gys Kappers (EMBA 2010/2011)
  • 2017 Kim Thipe (EMBA 2005/2006)
  • 2018 Sandy Mattison (MBA 1997)
  • 2019 Jerry Igwilo (MBA 2006/2007)


Make once-off or regular contributions to the GSB Foundation to support the next generation of GSB alumni. The Foundation’s mission is to provide the most talented students, regardless of their financial circumstances, an opportunity to benefit from a world-class education at the GSB and ongoing alumni mentoring.


UCT GSB Head of Alumni Relations and Careers Services.


Tel: +27 (0)21 406-1321 | Email: alumni@gsb.uct.ac.za

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