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Mitchell Shackleton: 1920–2017
Professor Mitchell Shackleton has died at the age of 96.
20 Jul 2017
Pat Tebbutt: 1924–2017
Former judge Pat Tebbutt died on 20 May 2017 at the age of 93.
20 May 2017
Craig Comrie: 1946–2016
Emeritus Associate Professor Craig Comrie was a pillar of strength in Physics at UCT for 40 years. A few days after his 70th birthday, while walking his dog Mac on Rondebosch Common, Craig suffered a fatal heart attack.
08 May 2017
Anita Saunders: 1945–2017
Anita Saunders (née Louw) was born in De Aar on 27 May 1945 and came to UCT in the mid-60s to study art and cultural history. In 1978, Anita joined the staff of the Department of Cultural History at UCT where she worked as an academic until 1984 when she married Stuart Saunders (then UCT Vice-Chancellor).
22 Apr 2017
Henning Snyman: 1938–2017
Daar is min letterkundiges wat so insigryk oor die digkuns kon skryf as HJ Snyman, oftewel Henning Snyman.
29 Mar 2017
Tom Raworth: 1938–2017
The British poet Tom Raworth died on Wednesday, 8 February, after a long and courageous struggle with cancer. He will be remembered at UCT for his teaching of the very first course on creative writing, held in the English department in 1991; the exhibition of his books at the Jagger Library; and for the unforgettable readings he gave while here. A selection of writing by the students from the course was published as Velcro Donkey (Cape Town: Option 92, 1991).
08 Feb 2017
Leon Kritzinger: 1930–2016
Professor Leon Kritzinger, a former Head of the Department of Accounting and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town, passed away on Monday, 12 December. He was 86 years old.
12 Dec 2016
Bill Bowen: 1933–2016
Dr Bill Bowen, the renowned labour economist who led a charge for breaking down exclusionary barriers at elite universities, and an important benefactor of poor students from UCT, passed away on 20 October 2016. He was 83.
20 Oct 2016
Frederick (Sam) Sawkins: 1935–2016
Sam Sawkins passed away quietly in his home in Urbanna, Virginia.
06 Oct 2016
Elaine Salo: 1962–2016
Elaine Rosa Salo was an outspoken feminist scholar, public intellectual and generous mentor who will be sorely missed.
13 Aug 2016
David Brown: 1951–2016
Mr David Brown has died at the age of 65.
30 May 2016
Daniel Kunene: 1923–2016
Daniel P. Kunene, emeritus professor of African languages and literature at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, died peacefully at his home on the evening of 27 May 2016 surrounded by his family. He was 93.
27 May 2016
Augustine Shutte: 1938–2016
Dr Augustine Shutte has died at the age of 78.
23 May 2016
Timothy Dunne: 1948–2016
Emeritus Professor Timothy Dunne has died at the age of 67.
21 Apr 2016
Granville de la Cruz: 1954–2016
Mr Granville de la Cruz has died at the age of 62.
31 Mar 2016
Richard Wake: 1935–2016
Mr Richard Wake has died at the age of 81.
18 Mar 2016
Graham Lindsay Drury Ross: 1924–2015
Dr Graham Ross, doyen of South African road engineers and transportation historians, passed away in December after a short illness.
02 Dec 2015
Konke Mazwai: 1988–2015
Mr Konke Mazwai has died at the age of 27.
01 Sep 2015