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Please email  uctrf-enquiries@uct.ac.za for all general queries.

Yumna Gamildien (Ms)
Retirement Fund Benefits Officer
Tel: 021 650 3806
Fax: 021 650 5546
Email: yumna.gamildien@uct.ac.za

Penny Fabre (Ms)
Principal Officer 
Tel: 021 650 2159
Fax: 021 650 5546
Email: penny.fabre@uct.ac.za

William Nkutha (Mr)

Deputy Principal Officer 
Tel: 021 650 2532
Fax: 021 650 5546
Email: william.nkutha@uct.ac.za

Chumisa Qumza (Ms)
Senior Secretary
Tel: 021 650 2934
Fax: 021 650 5546
Email: chumisa.qumza@uct.ac.za

Areas of responsibility:
UCTRF & associated schemes

Susan Williams (Ms)
Organisational Health co-ordinator
Tel: 021 650 4376
Fax: 021 650 5546
Email: susan.williams@uct.ac.za 

Areas of responsibility:
Disability claims (GLA & Sanlam income continuation)

Rowina Nefdt (Ms)
Benefits & Exits Officer
Tel: 021 650 4330 
Fax: 021 650 4780 
Email: rowina.nefdt@uct.ac.za 

Areas of responsibility:
Matters relating to leaving UCT, i.e. UCTRF/AIPF withdrawal,
leave payments and UIF

Sanlam Client Contact Centre

086 138 6202


Associate Prof. P de Jager (Chair of the Board of Trustees) 
Email: phillip.dejager@uct.ac.za

Mr S Abrahams
Email: smartdryck.abrahams@uct.ac.za

Mr E Balarin 
Email: emlyn.balarin@uct.ac.za

Dr J Chigada
Email: joel.chigada@uct.ac.za

Ms J du Toit

Email: judith.dutoit@uct.ac.za 

Prof. A le Roex
Email: anton.leroex@uct.ac.za

Ms L Haddow
Email: lesley.haddow@uct.ac.za 

Ms T Johnson
Email: tracy.johnson@uct.ac.za 

Ms J Legutko

Email: joanna.legutko@uct.ac.za 

Ms K Lehmann
Email: karin.lehmann@uct.ac.za 

Mr H Maritz
Email: hardy.maritz@uct.ac.za

Ms Y Quwe
Email: yolokazi.quwe@uct.ac.za

Prof. S Richardson
Email: steve.richardson@uct.ac.za 

Ms M Tainton
Email: margie.tainton@uct.ac.za


Prof. J Glazewski (Alternate) 
Email: jan.glazewski@uct.ac.za 

Mr G Hurlow (Alternate)
Email: glenn.hurlow@uct.ac.za


If you have a complaint relating to the management of the UCTRF, its administration, member communication, benefit payments, or any other matter, please write to the Principal Officer of the UCTRF.

The UCTRF has 30 days in which to respond. If you do not receive a response, or the response is not satisfactory, you will be able to lodge your complaint with the Pension Funds Adjudicator.

Please note that this does not apply to complaints regarding the separate death and disability cover or the income continuation cover, which must be lodged with the Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance.  The insurer should be given the opportunity to resolve the problem or complaint before it is referred to the Ombudsman.

You can complain to Pension Funds Adjudicator and to the Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance directly (you do not need to hire a lawyer) and for free.

Should the Pension Funds Adjudicator’s ruling not be to your satisfaction, you may apply to the division of the High Court within six weeks.

Contact details of the Pension Funds Adjudicator

Call Center: 086 066 2837

Tel: 012 346 1738 , 012 748 4000

Fax: 086 693 7472

Email: enquiries@pfa.org.za

Postal Address: P.O. Box 580, MENLYN, 0063

Working Hours: 08h00am till 17h00pm weekdays

Website: www.pfa.org.za

Contact details of the Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance


0860 662 837

021 657 5000 /
0860 103 236


021 674 0951




Private Bag X45, Claremont, Cape Town, 7735

Office Enquiries:

8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday to Friday


Third Floor, Sunclare Building, 21 Dreyer Street, Claremont, Cape Town, 7700