Carla Stokes Music performs a classic South African medley at the 2021 UCT Annual Awards

06 December 2021 | Director Akona Matyila. Videography and Edit Blacklist Productions. Photo Lerato Maduna.

From Miriam Makeba to Judith Sephuma, Hugh Masekela and Winston Mankunku Ngozi, the classic South African pop medley by Carla Stokes Music and the UCT Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies in collaboration with Brigitte Reeve Dance Connection added some fun and excitement to the 2021 UCT Annual Awards.

Follow the celebration on YouTube and Twitter via #UCTAwards2021.



Credit list:

Carla Stokes Music Band:
Tenor sax/bandleader - Carla Stokes
Vocals - Anathi Mobo
Trumpet - Christin Rohl
Guitar - Arianna Carini
Bass - Tracey Johannes
Piano - Nobuhle Ashanti
Drums - Chante Phillips

UCT Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies

Brigitte Reeve-Taylor & Lisa Wilson

Bran-Leigh Challens
Bjorn Cupido
Unathi Makhambi
Lusanda Ngcobo
Carla Scholtz
Donnlyn Fischer

Akona Matyila

David Leite

Production Manager
Caroline Gray

Akona Matyila
Kyle Trytsman

Jessica Le Los

Data Wrangler & Editor
Motsiba Sesiu

Paul Chunkason

Wilson Ningpuanye

Best Boy Grip
Sive Lolo


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UCT Annual Awards 2021

On Monday, 6 December, Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng hosted the UCT Annual Awards 2021, which serve to honour and celebrate exceptional individuals at UCT for their contributions through excellence and dedication in research, teaching and service.

The celebration acknowledges 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 recognises those staff members who have received ad hominem promotions this year.

The UCT Annual Awards 2021 event premiered on this page, as well as on UCT’s social media channels, from 18:00 to 19:30 on Monday, 6 December 2021. The ceremony recording and individual video segments are now available on this page, along with written stories about some of the award winners.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards

There is an appreciation from the Vice-Chancellors’ Excellence Awards committee that teamwork, collective action, collaboration and leadership have contributed towards the health and wellbeing of colleagues and ensured the sustainability of the university. Awards are made in the three categories: global citizenship, service excellence and transformation.

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.