Research of institutional systemic models vs individual (ecological model)and Sianne Abrahams’ research supervised by Professor Dennis Francis on university programmes for MSM-LGBQTI (note that the use of the term MSM-LGBQTI is the author’s own reference and not that of Abrahams), establishes that there is a gap in relevant services for self-identifying students on campus. Abrahams constructed UCT’s programmatic response based on the ecological theory of Merrill Singer and prolific authors from sub-Saharan African who have forged the path for reframing African identity and sexuality.