Alumni honoured

21 November 2005

Cape winners: Christopher Thurman and Veronica Paeper were winners of recent awards by the Cape 300.

One current and one former UCT student were among those recently honoured by the Cape Tercentenary Foundation, also known as the Cape 300 Foundation. Christopher Thurman, a PhD student in the Department of English Language and Literature, won the foundation's prestigious Dudley D'Ewes Scholarship towards his work on writer Guy Butler. The scholarship is worth R10 000, and was one of only three awarded this year for post-honours studies. Veteran ballet personality Veronica Paeper received a Molteno Gold Medal in recognition of her lifetime achievements in the performing arts. Paeper received her ballet training under the tutelage of Dulcie Howes at the UCT Ballet School. She later joined CAPAB Ballet where she was resident choreographer from 1974, crafting over 50 ballets for the group. The Cape 300 Foundation was established by fruit pioneers Harry and Edward Molteno in 1950 to encourage and promote literature, the fine and performing arts, and the natural and cultural environment of the Eastern, Western and Northern Cape provinces. The scholarships, general grants and the Molteno medals are awarded each year to further these aims.

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