JT Ross Property Group

EST. 1902

Giving back to
communities in
need, sustainably

As the leading developer and manager for property investments in South Africa, the JT Ross Property Group is passionate about uplifting our surrounding communities. We recognise the role that businesses need to play; leveraging resources available to us to move South Africa and other communities forward. Without the support of business and leaders, governments have a near impossible task. We also acknowledge that without the support of South Africa’s people; their skills and their sheer hard work, we would not be able to do what we do.

“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our CSR Projects

John Douglas Ross Bursary Trust

The Trust awards bursaries to University of KZN students studying towAards a BSc Property Development degree, as well as to students within the Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying and related building science faculties. To date, we have helped numerous students with our bursaries and are happy to see the results of the initiative.

“I was a bursary recipient from JT Ross in the early 2000’s when I was completing my BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying at UKZN. I then graduated and moved on to work in a Professional QS company as a Junior QS, after which I then got into the Nedbank Graduate Programme and worked in the Property Finance area, within the PM department. A year later I was promoted to look after the Gauteng PM division for Nedbank. I spent five years with the Nedbank Group and then was asked by The Standard Bank Group to look after their PM area for all development loans in South Africa and the rest of Africa. I also now sit on the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) South African Board and am the Vice Chair of the Women’s Property Network (WPN). So I thought I’d say a big ‘Thank You’ for your generous contribution twelve years ago, because the bursary made the world of difference at a time when I was up to my ears in student loans for my studies.”

– Bursary Recipient

JT Ross Charitable Trust

This trust also set up to award bursaries to University of Cape Town students studying towards a BSc Property Development degree. In addition, we are regularly involved with the below organisations:

Rally to Read

We have partnered with Rally to Read to improve the literacy skills of learners at remote rural primary schools to acceptable levels. Without such skills, they have difficulty completing school, studying further, and progressing in a career. https://rallytoread.org.za/

School Construction & Improvements

For many years JT Ross has driven the construction, fitting out, and supply of materials for new schools such as Maris Stella Primary School in Oshabeni, and others. Our passion for education across our nation is at the heart of JT Ross' CSR strategy.


The organisation is close to our hearts and we get involved here wherever we can - both with funds support and helping hands with JT Ross Staff. the mission is to promote holistic Early Childhood Development in formerly disadvantaged areas by improving learners’ health and education outcomes with nutrition and education programmes. We help children reach their developmental milestones in their formative years. VISIT: https://zero2five.org.za/

Santa Shoe Boxes

Each year the Santa Shoebox Project collects and distributes personalised gifts of essential items and treats for underprivileged children throughout South Africa and Namibia. We have been a proud supporter of this organisation for the past few years. In 16 years, the boxes created by the JT Ross group and other partners have reached over 1 Million children. VISIT: https://santashoebox.org.za/

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