Mayosi: Thought Leader of the Year

27 March 2017

The Black Management Forum in the Western Cape recently celebrated its Black Excellence Awards at a gala dinner at the Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town. This is a prestigious ceremony designed to showcase outstanding business owners, industry experts, professionals, students and entrepreneurial success stories in the Western Cape.

The awards recognise the relentless efforts of individuals and companies to succeed in their careers and professions.

The winner of the category of Thought Leader of the Year was Professor Bongani Mayosi, dean of UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

Mayosi said that it is very important to invest in the intellectual property of South Africa.

“Academia and business must work to solve the problems of South Africa, Africa and the world,” he said.

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Bongani Mayosi


The University of Cape Town mourns the passing of Professor Bongani Mayosi, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, who left us on the morning of Friday, 27 July. While this is a very difficult time for both students and staff, particularly those in the Faculty of Health Sciences, it is also a time to reflect on and celebrate the incredible life of one of the university’s finest academics and researchers.

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Letters of condolence

Justice VC Saldanha 13:13, 1 August 2018
Dr Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome 08:46, 1 August 2018