Fisher celebrates 50 years at UCT

10 June 2015

UCT's Traffic Department had the rare opportunity to celebrate the 50th year of service with officer Harry John Fisher – who started his career at UCT on 8 June 1965 at the age of 15 years old. At this time his father had taken ill, and his uncle (who was working in the garden section at UCT at the time) advised him to come work with him. In 1982 he became supervisor of his section, with 28 staff members under his guidance.

In 1999, UCT's gardening services were outsourced and Fisher joined the Traffic Department, where he was promoted to a supervisor's position in 2003 – a post he continues to serve in today. Having witnessed and worked with the growing traffic flow on campus over the past years, he is now looking forward to retirement with his wife, three children and three grandchildren.

Photo caption (from left): Traffic Manager Keith Witbooi with Harry Fisher and Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price.

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