The Lady Day Big Band perform a South African vintage pop medley at UCT

02 December 2020 | Commissioned by UCT's Communication and Marketing Department.

From Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuze to Yvonne Chaka-Chaka, Brenda Fassie, Mafikizolo and Malaika, the pop medley by the Lady Day Big Band and the UCT School of Dance added some fun and excitement to the 2020 UCT Annual Staff Awards, dance music that was sure to get even the those with two left feet off their couches.



Arranged by A. Tiffin The Lady Day Big Band featuring Lana Crowster and the UCT School of Dance

The Lady Day Big Band
Amanda Tiffin
Lana Crowster
Leah Joy Adams
Anathi Mobo

The UCT School of Dance
Choreography by Brigitte Reeve-Taylor & Lisa Wilson
Julio Jantjies
Carla Scholtz
Donnlyn Fischer
Bjorn Cupido
Bran-Leigh Challens
Unathi Makhambi

Amanda Tiffin

Lana Crowster

Paige Fiddes

Candy Links

Production Assistant
Aimee George

Lighting Design
The Beanstalk SA


Commissioned by UCT’s Communication and Marketing Department

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UCT Annual Awards 2020


On Wednesday, 2 December, Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng hosted the UCT Annual Awards 2020, which serve to honour and celebrate exceptional individuals at UCT for their contributions through excellence and dedication in research, teaching and service.

The celebration acknowledged 225 staff receiving Long Service Awards and the recipients of the Distinguished Teacher Award, the Alan Pifer Research Award and the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. The evening also recognised those staff members who have received ad hominem promotions this year.

Distinguished Teacher Award

The Distinguished Teacher Award is the highest accolade awarded to teaching staff at all levels within the university. Through the award, the University of Cape Town acknowledges the primary place of teaching and learning in the university’s work.

Alan Pifer Award

This award is the vice-chancellor’s annual prize in recognition of outstanding welfare-related research. It highlights UCT's strategic goal of promoting socially responsive research, and honours a UCT researcher whose outreach work has contributed to the advancement and welfare of South Africa’s disadvantaged people.