Vice-Chancellor visits retirees to thank them for their service to UCT

07 December 2020 | Director Lerato Maduna. Video Astroclutter Films.

A celebratory feast with electrifying musical performances would have been a perfect way to mark an end to illustrious careers of UCT’s retirees. But due to lockdown regulations, Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng has instead opted to visit some of them, handing over gift packs and personally thanking them for their service.


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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