Honorary Fellowships for Ellis, Warner

23 April 2008 | Story by Helen Théron

Prof George Ellis

The Royal Society of South Africa awarded prestigious Honorary Fellowships (upgrades of Ordinary Fellows) to Emeritus Professors George Ellis (left) and Brian Warner (below left) at their recent centenary conference.

"Generally, Honorary Fellows have been overseas residents; with Phillip Tobias the only Honorary Fellow living in South Africa. But now there are three resident in the country," Warner said.

Prof Brian Warner

Commenting after the announcement Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin West said the awards were well-deserved.

"Though both are officially 'retired', Professors George Ellis and Brian Warner are active scholars of international renown. They continue to enrich our academic endeavour at UCT, and we are proud of their achievements. Their Honorary Fellowships are well deserved."

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