“Iza Ngomso” performed by the Cape Town Youth Choir

14 December 2020 | Conductor Leon Starker. Video production Bungalow Four Productions.

“Iza Ngomso” was performed by the Cape Town Youth Choir as part of UCT’s virtual graduation celebrating the March cohort.

For more about UCT’s virtual graduation celebration on 14 March 2020, visit the graduation feature page.



English Lyrics:

The rain will return to the cloud
The clouds bring down the rain
I will climb
Where over fields and pastures green
The painted ships float high in the air


Like a bird I fly
I’m holding on to the wind
Like a bird I fly
I’m holding on by my wings


Come tomorrow
The rain will clear
May it be tomorrow


The day is coming
I fly, I swim all over the lands
I’m holding on to the wind
Over desert sands,
over gulf and bay Like a bird


I fly Like a bird
I sing


Come tomorrow
The rain will clear
May it be tomorrow



Conductor: Leon Starker

Tenor: Jason Atherton

Strings: Elina Koytcheva, Louise Starker, Azra Isaacs, Pearl Jung

Djembe: Schalk Wasserman

Video production: Bungalow Four Productions

Sound editing: Marcelo Gándaras

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Graduation 2020


We understand the disappointment that our students and their families feel about the impact that the global pandemic has had on the normal operations for graduation ceremonies. Please know that the decision to host virtual graduation celebratory events was not taken lightly. We congratulate the March and December 2020 graduates on their academic success during an exceptionally challenging year.

The March 2020 Senate List of Qualifiers was approved at the beginning of March and everyone on that list had technically already graduated in absentia with a confer date of 19 March 2020. The celebratory event video was made available online at 18:00 on Monday, 14 December to honour the March 2020 graduates.

The December 2020 graduands have graduated during the virtual graduation celebratory event at 18:00 on Tuesday, 15 December 2020.

Find full information, including Frequently Asked Questions, on the Graduation page on the Students website. You can also follow the celebrations on UCT’s Twitter page and the #UCTGrad2020 hashtag.

Videos – 15 December virtual graduation celebratory event

Your names

The names of all of the 2020 graduates and graduands can be found in the ceremony programme PDFs. The names of all of the March 2020 graduates are accessible in the March programme PDFs that you can find through the index: just click through the March index to find your graduation ceremony group PDF. The names of all of the December 2020 graduands are accessible in the one December ceremony programme PDF.

Your photos

Graduates and graduands were invited to submit photos for publication as part of the 2020 celebrations. If you submitted a photo, you will find it in the gallery collections, divided into the March and December cohorts.

Our stories: inspirational graduates

The UCT News team has profiled a cross-section of inspirational graduands and graduates whose stories inspired us. To all those we haven’t been able to feature, we’d like to say: each one of you is an inspiration – to your university, your families and your communities. We wish you every success in the future.




Graduates’ Video messages