Chair of Council gives a message to staff retiring from UCT

11 November 2020 | Director Lerato Maduna. Cameraman Evan Zerf. Video editor Oatmeal Productions. Autocue operator Allister Petersen.

As dozens of employees prepare to close the UCT chapter and step into retirement, Chair of Council Babalwa Ngonyama thanked them virtually for their commitment and contribution towards moulding UCT into a leading university in Africa, and for being the backbone of the university.


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2020 Retirees Recognition

This year we have the privilege of honouring 87 retirees from across the university, including academic and professional, administrative support and service (PASS) staff. It’s an opportunity for us to say a deserved thank you to the staff members who have served UCT for as long as they have, and for their ongoing commitment to building the university we are proud to be a part of today.


“This is how universities become great, because people commit to making them great. UCT is strong because you have helped to keep us strong, even during challenging times. Thank you.” – VC Prof Phakeng

This year’s retirees

Please note: only photos supplied by the retirees have been included in this gallery. See the full list of retirees’ names.

Our retirees’ stories