Dr Keith Bothongo, who was the first black South African to be registered as a property valuer and is a recent recipient of an honorary doctorate from the NWU, has pledged to sponsor 10 NWU students per year for 2020 and 2021.


Keith has committed to sponsoring students in the fields of agriculture, veterinary science and zoology studies.


He was born in Soweto, Johannesburg, and currently resides with his family in Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the University of Buckingham Development and Innovation Advisory Board.


Click here to read more about Keith’s life, his love of education and his passion for empowering people.



Dr Keith Bothongo, who received an honorary doctorate from the NWU on 17 October, says he has always had the urge to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds as he was once in the same situation.


Through the Keith Bothongo Foundation, he has funded more than 70 students from underprivileged backgrounds at various South African universities. Six of these students are from the NWU.


Honorary doctorate recipient pledges to sponsor students

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