Welcome to the University of Cape Town News
UCT luminaries among Premier's honourees
29 April 2003
UCT luminaries (past and present) featured in great numbers among the recipients of awards at the Western Cape Provincial Honours Awards function at the Castle recently. The awardees were honoured for rendering meritorious service in their various fields in the interests of the Western Cape.
The late Professor Chris Barnard, world-renowned heart surgeon as well as student and lecturer at UCT, and Natalie du Toit, South African swimmer and UCT 1st-year student, were honoured with the Western Cape Golden Cross respectively for exceptional achievements in the field of medicine and sports.
Order of the Disa (Officer)
Renowned South African businessman and loyal UCT supporter, Raymond Ackerman was awarded the Order of the Disa (Commander) for exceptional achievements in the field of business. UCT awarded Ackerman an honorary degree in December 2001.
Order of the Disa (Member)
Well-known Cape art expert and historian, the late Frank Rosslyn Bradlow, was awarded the Order of the Disa (Member). Bradlow served for many years on the council of the University of Cape Town. He died in 2000 at the age of 87.
David Jack, architect and visionary behind the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, received the Order of the Disa (Member). Jack obtained his BArch at UCT. He is also a graduate of the UCT Graduate School of Business.
Phyllis Spira, acclaimed South African ballerina, received the Order of the Disa (Member) for her contribution to ballet and the development of ballet in disadvantaged communities.
Mark Shuttleworth, UCT alumnus received the Order of the Disa (Member) for his contribution to the promotion of science and technology to the young.
Premier's Commendation Certificate
Professor Angelo Gobbato, Director of UCT Opera School, received the Premier's Commendation Certificate for his service in the field of opera.
Majorie Vuyelwa Mamputa, an active community worker, received the Premier's Commendation Certificate for her meritorious service to the needy and the sick. Mamputa has been involved in infant and nutrition research with UCT for nearly 20 years tracking the development of children exposed to poverty.
Elizabeth Triegaardt, acclaimed South African ballerina and director of the UCT School of Dance, received the Premier's Commendation Certificate for her service in the field of ballet.