Community service


Student Affairs: Community service

RAG: Overview

UCT RAG (Remember and Give), is the student fundraising sector of SHAWCO. RAG volunteers organise a number of student and corporate fundraising events during the year, with all proceeds going to SHAWCO for its many community programmes.

Fundraising initiatives include:

  • The SAX Appeal magazine, RAG's annual humour magazine, sold to the public mainly on the streets of Cape Town.
  • The "Big Bash" which is the annual end-of-year Orientation party.
  • The RAG diary, an organisational tool for students at UCT.
  • RAG Graduation wine labelled with a list of all the graduates' names - about 4 000 - in fine print, with a complimentary wine glass and a magnifying glass to read the names on the label.
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A significant part of RAG's mandate on campus is to build the skills of its members through internal development programmes, and through its various projects. RAG believes in supporting the UCT and Cape Town communities and strives to grow its members, and to increase the amount of money donated to SHAWCO each year.

Students are encouraged to support RAG by attending its events and, early in the second half of the year to apply to join one of its committees.

Watch Varsity newspaper for details.

To contact SHAWCO or RAG please see contact details on the right. For more information please visit the RAG website.