“Maputo” performed by Carla Stokes Music

06 December 2021 | Director Mahmood Osman Videography Moody Visualz. Video Edit Moody Visualz. Photo Lerato Maduna.

The talented Carla Stokes Music band with lead singer Aimee George performs “Maputo” at the 2021 UCT Annual Awards.

The Global Citizenship Award, Service Excellence Award and the Transformation Award were handed over at the 2021 UCT Annual Awards on 06 December 2021.

Follow the celebration on YouTube and Twitter via #UCTAwards2021.



Credit list:

Carla Stokes Music Band:
Tenor sax and bandleader – Carla Stokes
Vocals – Aimee George
Trumpet – Shaw Komori
Guitar – Bradley Prince
Bass – Luke Verezzen
Piano – Brathew Van Schalkwyk
Drums – Lilavan Gangen

Mahmood Osman

Mahmood Osman
Moghamad Ameen
Shaik Luqmaan Gierdien

Candy Links

Production Assistant
Jibreel Wafai



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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.