UCT Annual Awards


A total 134 long-serving staff were honoured at the 2018 University of Cape Town (UCT) Annual Awards on 19 November, an event at which Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng also congratulated recipients of ad hom promotions, the Distinguished Teacher Award and the Alan Pifer Award.



Distinguished Teacher Award

Discovering purpose and potential Trauma surgeon Professor Pradeep Navsaria, one of four 2017 Distinguished Teacher awardees, describes himself as ʻan accidental or incidental teacherʼ. 08 Jun 2018
Top teaching honour for celebrated surgeon Lead from the front, support from behind, says acclaimed teacher and spinal surgeon Professor Robert Dunn, who was recently honoured with a Distinguished Teacher Award. 08 Jun 2018
Distinguished physics teacher leaves his mark Relaxed, irreverent, interactive, engaging. That’s how physics lecturer Gregor Leigh describes his teaching style. Leigh is one of four new Distinguished Teacher awardees. 05 Jun 2018
Voting creativity and engagement into law Distinguished Teacher awardee Associate Professor Jacqueline Yeats didn’t plan to become a teacher, but almost 13 years later she wouldn’t have it any other way. 04 Jun 2018

Alan Pifer Award

Heather Zar: improving and saving lives Reknowned scientist and paediatrician, Professor Heather Zar has been named recipient of the 2017 Alan Pifer Award. 26 Jun 2018