Opening up new worlds through education
The SA College for Tourism is a non-profit organisation (Public Benefit Organisation: 18/11/13/349; Non-Profit Organisation: 080-778-NPO), that operates under the auspices of Peace Parks Foundation. Ecotourism is a key component to sustainable conservation-efforts [more..]
How you can help
Donors wishing to support the SA College for Tourism can do so in three ways:
- Contribute to operational costs
- Boost the College Endowment Fund
Peace Parks Foundation launched the adopt-a-student programme in 2005 to assist individuals – all unemployed young men and women from previously disadvantaged and economically deprived circumstances – to enrol at the college and gain the knowledge and develop the skills needed to enter the tourism industry of southern Africa.
Your gift of a one-off, annual donation in the amount of ZAR 90,000 (€5,200/US$5,800/ £3,400) per student per year will cover a student’s travel to and from the college, tuition and accommodation, meals and refreshments, training materials, equipment, textbooks, uniforms and industry-related field trips for a hospitality student throughout her year-long sojourn at the college.
An amount of ZAR R110 000 (€6,300/US$7,100/£4,900) will do the same for a tracker trainee.
Financial contributions are required to support the day-to-day running of the various training divisions as managed under the SA College for Tourism.
Thanks to the generosity of its donors, the SA College for Tourism was able to establish an endowment fund in 2009. The fund is under the direct control of Mrs Gaynor Rupert, chairperson of the board of directors, and the audit committee of the college. The sole purpose of the endowment fund is to financially sustain the work of the college in times when funding for its regular operations is not readily obtainable. This means that neither the capital sum, nor the interest earned, may be used in the ordinary course of events. Donors who wish to safeguard the future of the college by boosting the endowment fund may make a contribution in the form of a one-off payment, or by way of monthly and/or annual instalments.
How you can donate
Direct transfer to the college
In South Africa, the SA College for Tourism is exempt from tax in terms of section 10(1)(c N) and section 18A(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act of 1962. All donations to the college by South African companies or South African affiliates of foreign companies are therefore tax deductible in the hands of the donor in terms of and subject to the limitations prescribed in section 18A of the Income Tax Act. The college is also 100% compliant to the broad-based black economic empowerment social economic development index, which means that South African donors may claim a 100% of their donation against their BEE calculations.
Account Name: SA College for Tourism
Account Type: Gold Business
Account Bank: First National Bank (FNB), Graaff-Reinet
Account Number: 626 96270 281
Branch Code: 21 02 16
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
Direct transfers from abroad
Donors in the USA may deposit donations to the college into the Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. account. Such donations are exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the college is classified as a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the code. Contributions to the college are deductible under section 170 and the college is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devices, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522.
Donors in the UK may deposit donations to the college into the Friends of the Peace Parks Trust account. Friends of the Peace Parks Trust is registered at the Charities Commission as charity No 1065415. Similar Peace Parks Foundation entities exist in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden.
Reference: Donation and name of recipient i.e. SA College for Tourism, Tracker Academy or Lead Tracker