Tukkie Credit Card







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Your current credit card might suggest your status. A Gold Tukkie Credit Card confirms your pedigree.

The Gold Tukkie Credit Card.  For well-read achievers.


When you qualify for a Gold Tukkie Credit Card, you’ll be making more than a proud statement in RED (the face of the card) – a colour of your university ‒ about your academic heritage and your Alma Mater. You’ll also be enabling the next generation of Tuks graduates to follow in your footsteps and achieve success that goes well beyond the colour of a credit card.

Each transaction you do with your Tukkie Credit Card will help enable tomorrow for thousands of enquiring minds at the University of Pretoria – and it won’t cost you a cent extra.

Every time you swipe your card, Absa will automatically donate a percentage of your annual card turnover to the Tukkie Credit Card Fund. This fund is in aid of deserving campus projects such as upgrading access to campus buildings for people with disabilities or providing books for financially constrained students. You will also receive Absa Rewards on your qualifying card transactions.


An effortless way to give back

The Tukkie Credit Card provides a simple and convenient way for our valued alumni to support their Alma Mater without having to make a direct financial donation. As a proud UP symbol, the vibrant red colour of the Tukkie Credit Card will show your appreciation for the University’s influence on your life and career – and that you’re committed to positively shaping the future of our current student family and generations to come.


Will you take up the challenge?

If you already have an Absa credit card, it’s hassle free to switch to a Tukkie Credit Card. Phone the Absa Card call centre on 0861 GO CARD (0861 46 2273) and request a conversion. And if you’re not an Absa client, you can apply for a Gold Tukkie Credit Card in addition to your existing banking products – subject to normal credit evaluations – without any need to switch financial service providers.


How to apply

SMS your name, surname and ID no followed by ‘Tukkies’ to 33776 (for example Bob*Smith*8105055358081*Tukkies). An agent will contact you to complete your application. (Terms and conditions apply. SMS charged at R1,50.)

You can also apply online on the Absa website at www.absa.co.za or visit your nearest Absa Branch and complete an application form for a Gold Tukkie credit card.



Published by Marianne Hettasch

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