Faculty of Humanities graduation ceremony – 13 December 2021 at 19:30

13 December 2021 | Director Evan Zerf & Roxanne Harris. Videography and Edit Oatmeal Productions. Photo Lerato Maduna.

With COVID-19 restrictions rendering it impossible to host graduation ceremonies, UCT honoured 243 graduates from the Faculty of Humanities in a virtual ceremony on Monday, 13 December 2021, with musical performances and social media elements created to add some fun and excitement. We congratulate the December 2021 graduates on their academic success during an exceptionally challenging year.


Video credits:

Produced by UCT’s Communication and Marketing Department

Evan Zerf
Roxanne Harris

Prosper Sibam
Ashwin Marescia
Michael Jairani
Ruairi Abrahams 

Oatmeal Productions

Production Coordinator
Rozanne Engel

Graphic Designer
Gregory Hendricks


The South African National Anthem

Cape Town Youth Choir

David Morin

Bungalow Four Productions

Choir Conductor
Leon Starker


Johaar Mosaval Documentary 

Kim Cloete

Niémah Davids

Dan Clayton


Spoken Word Poem

Siphokazi Jonas

Roxanne Harris

Evan Zerf
Jarryd Kleinhans

Location Sound
Joshua Yon


La Traviata “Brindisi”

Tertia Downie
Reuben Mbonambi
Estella Alek
Ondelwa Martins
Sakhumzi Martins
Sakhiwe Mkosana

Zoe Ramushu

Khosie Dali

Jacques Roos
Hangula Lukas

Focus Puller
Nathan Brooks

VT Operator
Aubrey Pasha

Production Assistant
Oratile Thole

Lighting Design

Sound Recording
Abdul Burton

Final Mix
Dave Langemann

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Graduation December 2021


Graduation 2021

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 events was not taken lightly. We congratulate the December 2021 graduands on their academic success during exceptionally challenging times.

The December 2021 cohort graduated during the virtual celebratory events as per the published schedule available on the graduation page on the UCT Students website, where you will find full information about graduation.

You can also follow the celebrations on UCT’s Twitter page by using the #UCTGrad2021 hashtag.


Video and photo highlights

You did it!

The names of all of the December 2021 graduands (before the ceremony) and graduates (after the ceremony) can be found in the ceremony programme PDFs. Congratulations to all of you!

Faculty of EBE and Faculty of Science 17:00, 14 December 2021
Faculty of Humanities 19:30, 13 December 2021
Faculty of Commerce 17:00, 13 December 2021

Our stories: inspirational graduates

The UCT News team has profiled a cross-section of inspirational graduands whose stories have 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.

Distinguished Teacher Award

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Fellows of UCT

UCT’s Council established fellowships for members of permanent academic staff in recognition of original, distinguished academic work that merits special recognition. In 2021, nine new fellows have been recognised.