|his fund was set up by two young South Africans, Jasper Lewitton and Nick Raphaely, who studied at Wits the University of Cape Town respectively and later at Cambridge in England. Appreciating that they had received educational opportunities denied to many of their fellow South Africans, they started a trust fund to collect money to assist previously and financially disadvantaged university students in South Africa.
he fund was established in 1999. Loyal donors and partners continue to send financial assistance and many new donors have joined the ranks to add their support. In 2012, Link-SA Trust supported 170 students at eight major universities in South Africa.
he main body of students receiving scholarships correlates to the demographics of South Africa in terms of race and gender.