Death of academic

14 July 2016 | Story by Newsroom
Campus announcement
14 July 2016

Dear colleagues and students,

I am very sorry to have to tell you that Peter Cramer, a lecturer in the Tax Section of the College of Accounting in the Faculty of Commerce, died suddenly but peacefully, early on Tuesday morning, 12 July 2016, at the age of 61.

The Dean's office said in the Faculty of Commerce announcement: “Peter is a long-standing friend and colleague from the tax section and a senior lecturer who has always put others before himself. He was a steadfast role model; always seeking the greater good. The many students that he has taught will remember him for his dry sense of humour and his passion for tax.” Mr Cramer joined what was then the Department of Accounting at the University of Cape Town on 1 March 2001.

Mr Cramer is survived by two sons, Alexander and Richard. Richard is currently completing his PhD through the Law Faculty at UCT. Mr Cramer's wife Barbara passed away just a few months ago, in March.

Plans for a memorial service are not finalised yet but the family will inform colleagues in the Commerce Faculty.

On behalf of the UCT community I extend heartfelt condolences to Alexander, Richard and other members of their family on this sad loss.

Sincerely

Kylie Hatton
Acting Executive Director
Communication & Marketing Department


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