Prof Daya Reddy gives a message on behalf of UCT Academic staff retiring in 2020

11 November 2020 | Video edit Oatmeal Productions.

After 42 years at UCT, Professor Daya Reddy bids farewell to an institution he has seen grow from an intimate space with 10 000 students in 1979 to a more diverse space that embraces transformation. In this video, he expresses his gratitude to an institution that afforded academics a pleasant environment to impart knowledge and foster growth and understanding.


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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