Watch the UCT Annual Awards 2021

06 December 2021 | Ceremony Directors Evan Zerf & Roxanne Harris. Ceremony Video Edit Oatmeal Productions. Photos Lerato Maduna & Je’nine May.

On Monday, 06 December, Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng hosts the UCT Annual Awards 2021, which serves to honour and celebrate exceptional individuals at UCT for their contributions through excellence and dedication in research, teaching and service.

The celebration acknowledges 266 staff receiving Long Service Awards and the recipients of the Distinguished Teacher Awards, the Alan Pifer Research Awards and the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. The evening also recognises those staff members who have received ad hominem promotions this year.

Follow the celebration on YouTube and Twitter via #UCTAwards2021.



Commissioned by UCT’s Communication and Marketing Department

Video Credits:

Produced by
The Communications and Marketing Department, UCT

Evan Zerf
Roxanne Harris

Ceremony Edit
Oatmeal Productions

Ceremony Videographers
Evan Zerf
Ashwin Marescia
Lyal Fillies

Graphic Designer
Gregory Hendricks

Researcher & Production Coordinator
Rozanne Engel

Musical Medley by Carla Stokes Music
with UCT Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies
in collaboration with Brigitte Reeve Dance Connection
at Harrington’s Cocktail Lounge, Cape Town

Carla Stokes Music Band:
Tenor sax/bandleader – Carla Stokes
Vocals – Anathi Mobo
Trumpet – Christin Rohl
Guitar – Arianna Carini
Bass – Tracey Johannes
Piano – Nobuhle Ashanti
Drums – Chante Phillips

UCT Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies
Choreography by Brigitte Reeve-Taylor & Lisa Wilson
Dancers: Bran-Leigh Challens
Bjorn Cupido
Unathi Makhambi
Lusanda Ngcobo
Carla Scholtz
Donnlyn Fischer

Akona Matyila

David Leite

Production Manager
Caroline Gray

Akona Matyila
Kyle Trytsman

Jessica Le Los

Data Wrangler & Editor
Motsiba Sesiu

Paul Chunkason

Wilson Ningpuanye

Best Boy Grip
Sive Lolo

Chair of Council video message

Charles Meadows

Videography & Edit
Incubate Productions

Average White Band’s “Pick up the Pieces”
performed by Carla Stokes Music with lead singer Aimee George
at UCT’s Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town

“Boogie Wonderland”
performed by Carla Stokes Music with lead singer, Aimee George
at UCT’s Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town

performed by Carla Stokes Music
at UCT’s Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town

Carla Stokes Music Band:
Tenor sax and bandleader – Carla Stokes
Vocals – Aimee George
Trumpet – Shaw Komori
Guitar – Bradley Prince
Bass – Luke Verezzen
Piano – Brathew Van Schalkwyk
Drums – Lilavan Gangen

Mahmood Osman

Mahmood Osman
Moghamad Ameen Shaik
Luqmaan Gierdien

Candy Links

Production Assistant
Jibreel Wafai


Long Service Awards video inserts

Roxanne Harris
Rozanne Engel

Jayson Bayard
Jarryd Kleinhans

Kamvelihle Stemela

Photo Montage Editor
Nico Badenhuizen

Distinguished Teacher Awardee Dr Marlon Swai insert
Alan Pifer Awardee Prof Catherine Ward insert
Alan Pifer Awardee Prof Ambroise Wonkam insert

Michael van Ryneveld

Videography & Edit
Ryno Productions

Distinguished Teacher Awardee Dr Bodhisattva Karr insert

Roxanne Harris

Videography & Edit
Carbon Visuals

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