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Tukkie Credit Card (Tukkie Card)





A Tukkie Credit Card. For well-read achievers.


When you qualify for a Tukkie Card (whether a silver of gold card), you’ll be making more than a proud statement about your academic heritage and your alma mater in RED – a colour of your University. You’ll also be enabling the next generation of Tuks graduates to walk in your shoes and achieve a measure of success that extends far beyond the colour of your credit card. 

Every time you transact with your new Tukkie Card, you will help enable tomorrow for thousands of enquiring minds at the University of Pretoria – and it won’t cost you an extra cent! You will also earn Absa Rewards on your transactions.

Start swiping and Absa will automatically donate a percentage of your annual card turnover to the Tukkie Card Fund. This fund is in aid of deserving campus projects such as upgrading the access to campus buildings for people with disabilities or books for poor students. 

Show you care with this effortless way of giving 

The Tukkie Card provides a simple and convenient way for our valued alumni to support their alma mater with no direct financial giving. As a proud UP symbol, the vibrant red Tukkie Card will demonstrate your appreciation for the University’s influence on your life and career – and that you’re committed positively shaping the future of our current student family and generations to come. 

Will you take up the challenge to enable tomorrow? 

If you are an existing Absa credit card client, it’s a hassle-free process to switch to a new Tukkie Card. And if you’re not an Absa client, you can also easily apply for a new Tukkie Card in addition to your existing banking products – subject to normal credit evaluations – without any need to switch financial service providers.  


To apply, simply SMS your name, surname and ID no and “Tukkies” to 33776 (eg BobœSmithœ8105055358081œTukkies). 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 under >credit cards >affinity credit card at or visit your nearest Absa Branch and ask for an application form for the Tukkie affinity credit card.