In remembrance: Mike Abia

08 September 2020

Dear colleagues and students

It is with sadness that we write to belatedly inform you of the death of Mr Mike Abia (42), who passed away due to illness on Saturday, 15 August 2020.

Mr Abia was studying towards a PhD in Information Systems. He was also an academic at the Namibia University of Science and Technology.

He will be remembered for his jovial personality and passion for research work. Mr Abia’s enthusiasm for his studies was illustrated through all the sessions he had with his supervisor and through how he always looked forward to discussing his PhD progress whenever he went in for consultations.   

Mr Abia is survived by his wife, Shuvai as well as two children, Nicky Akanaka and Laura Kukunda.

His funeral took place last Thursday, 3 September, in Zimbabwe.

The university has reached out to offer support to the Abia family, and our heartfelt condolences go out to them and all who knew him.


The UCT Executive

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