In remembrance: Dee Bradshaw

09 June 2018

Dear colleagues and students

It is with heartfelt sadness that I inform you of the passing of one of our dear colleagues, Emeritus Professor Dee Bradshaw. She passed away peacefully on the evening of 7 June 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Professor Bradshaw has had a long association with the University of Cape Town (UCT). She graduated from UCT in 1981, at a time when very few women studied in the Faculty of Engineering. In 1997 she was awarded her PhD. She later joined the Centre for Minerals Research as a research officer. In 2016 she was appointed as the holder of the South African Research Chair in Minerals Beneficiation and as director of the Minerals to Metals Initiative.

Throughout her time in academia, Professor Bradshaw was passionate about the development of students and believed in giving them an opportunity to travel and learn. She set up the Dee Bradshaw and Friends International Travel Scholarship for students who display academic merit and are registered for a postgraduate qualification in the minerals sector at UCT.

Professor Bradshaw is survived by her husband, Mike, three sons and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Monday, 11 June 2018, at 16:00 at the Jubilee Community Church in Nelson Road, Observatory, Cape Town.

The Department of Chemical Engineering will also host a “Celebration of Dee Bradshaw’s Life” on 18 June 2018 at 10:30 in the Chemical Engineering tea room. Everyone is invited to come and share their memories and to celebrate her life.

Please send any tributes and memories to where they will be collated by her family. For those who would like to send flowers, the family has asked that instead a contribution be made to the Dee Bradshaw and Friends International Travel Scholarship. Please contact Mary Hilton for information on how to donate.

The university extends its condolences to family, friends, colleagues and students of Professor Bradshaw.


Dr Max Price

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