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Brian Warner (25 May 1939–5 May 2023)
Brian Warner, senior scholar and emeritus Distinguished Professor in the Department of Astronomy at UCT, died peacefully at home on 5 May 2023 at the age of 83.
08 May 2023
George Ekama: 1949–2023
George Ekama passed away on 19 February 2023.
19 Feb 2023
Geoffrey Hughes (20 April 1939–30 October 2022)
Geoffrey Hughes passed away on Sunday, 30 October 2022.
23 Jan 2023
Chad Brevis (27 October 1989–15 August 2022)
The University of Cape Town (UCT) community mourns the passing of Dr Chad Brevis, a tutor in the Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) in the Faculty of Humanities.
18 Aug 2022
Owen A M Lewis (1931–2022): Distinguished teacher, excellent supervisor and UCT Fellow
Emeritus Professor Owen Lewis was a distinguished teacher, excellent supervisor and UCT Fellow.
30 May 2022
Emeritus Professor Francis Wilson (1939–2022): UCT mourns the passing of economics doyen
Emeritus Professor Francis Wilson, a well-loved and revered member of UCT’s academy, passed away on Sunday, 24 April.
24 Apr 2022
Professor Enrico Uliana (1950–2022): unique leader, exemplary teacher and world-class academic
Professor Enrico Uliana, a well-loved and revered member of UCT’s academy, passed away on Monday, 24 January.
24 Jan 2022
Emeritus Professor Peter James Leonard Klatzow: 1945–2021
On Wednesday, 29 December 2021, Emeritus Professor Peter Klatzow passed away aged 76.
29 Dec 2021
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu: 1931–2021
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who has died at the age of 90, leaves a legacy as a towering figure in the theology of compassion.
26 Dec 2021
Emeritus Associate Professor Peter E Spargo: 1937–2021
Emeritus Associate Professor Peter Spargo – from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) – passed away on 2 August 2021.
02 Aug 2021
Emeritus Professor Horst Klump: 1940–2021
Emeritus Professor Horst Klump – from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Biochemistry – passed away on 18 May 2021 after a long illness.
18 May 2021
Graeme Bloch: 1956–2021
Struggle stalwart, higher education activist and beloved UCT alumnus and former Council member Graeme Bloch has died at the age of 65.
09 Apr 2021
Emeritus Professor Jean Cleymans: 1944–2021
It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of Professor Jean Cleymans.
22 Feb 2021
Dr Stuart Saunders (1931–2021): dedicated servant, steward and supporter
Specialist physician and former UCT vice-chancellor Dr Stuart Saunders has passed away. Saunders will be remembered for his servanthood, stewardship and support of the university over decades.
15 Feb 2021
Thembekile ‘Kimi’ Makwetu
It is with great shock and profound sadness that we learn of the passing of Thembekile ‘Kimi’ Makwetu, the auditor general of South Africa – a comrade of the struggle for the emancipation of South Africans, an activist and servant of the people.
12 Nov 2020
Professor Julian Beinart 1932–2020
It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of Professor Julian Beinart.
02 Oct 2020
Professor Hans-Peter Künzi: 1955–2020
It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of Professor Hans-Peter Künzi.
08 Aug 2020
Emeritus Professor Mike de Kock: 1933–2020
It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of Emeritus Professor Mike de Kock.
24 Jun 2020