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Alumni Charity Gala Evening 2018

​The Alumni offi­ce has the pleasure of inviting you and your partner to this annual exclusive event.

Date: Thursday 15 November 2018

Time: 18h30 for 19: 00

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Sandton

Cost: R400 per couple, R1800 for a table of 10 (All ticket proceeds go directly towards the bursary fund)

Dress: Formal Masked Ball

Should you not be able to make it to the event, but would like to donate towards the Alumni bursary fund, please click here.

Should you have any queries, please contact Mpho Mashele or 011 771 4116.

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