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21 November 2005

Pioneers: VC and principal, Prof Njabulo S Ndebele, thanks Catherine Napoleon, directory administrator with Information & Communication Technology Services (ICTS), for her contribution to CC175.

VC thanks staff for giving

UCT's Chancellor's Challenge 175 (CC175) Campaign - the university's ambitious drive to raise R175-million towards bursaries and the university's endowment fund - turned one recently. To celebrate the occasion, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Njabulo S Ndebele, hosted a cocktail function for contributors, known as the Chancellor's Circle of Pioneers, last week. Here Ndebele thanked CC175's most recent band of pioneers, made up of staff from all walks of UCT life. Graduate Bruce Ackerman was also honoured with an award for the Bruce and Raymond Ackerman 175 Bursaries (students have already been selected) that he established at UCT this year. In his update on CC175, Ndebele announced that the campaign is heading steadily towards the R30-million mark, donors now counting over 200. In its next phase, due to kick off shortly, the university will be turning to corporate South Africa and the international market to join staff and local alumni on the donors list.

Calling all macebearers

The university urgently needs macebearers (staff or student volunteers) for the December 2005 graduation ceremonies.

The macebearers will:

  • lead the platform party (procession) in and out of Jameson Hall at the start and end of ceremonies; and
  • assistwithprovidingaca-assist with providing academic dress to staff members joining the platform party.

Macebearing is voluntary and there is no payment for providing this service.

If you would like to more information, please email Denise Benjami, or telephone 650-2187.

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