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Monday, 21 April 2008

Prestigious Research Excellence Awards established at CPUT

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The Vice-Chancellor of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Professor Vuyisa Mazwi-Tanga, announced the establishment of the Mauerberger Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship for Research Excellence at the April 2008 Graduation Ceremony. This prestigious award of R1.4 million over the next four years will reward outstanding academic achievement and support top students to continue to postgraduate study at CPUT.

Professor Mazwi-Tanga paid particular tribute to Mrs Estelle Yach, the Chairperson of The Mauerberger Foundation. Mrs Yach has been a visionary and long-standing benefactor to CPUT. For more than twenty years the Foundation has supported many deserving students through its bursary programme which has to date contributed over R2 million to CPUT.

""In establishing this new scholarship programme at CPUT, Mrs Yach and The Mauerberger Foundation Trustees are not only rewarding outstanding student achievement but also creating invaluable benefit to the university as we strengthen and grow our research programme at the postgraduate level,"" Professor Mazwi-Tanga said.

The first recipients have all achieved their degrees with distinction.

Their names are as follows:

  • Alia Adams (Business)
  • Adrienne Van As (Education)
  • Anton Harris (Engineering)
  • Adriaan Rootman (Engineering)
  • Koketso Kujane (Engineering)
  • Brent Vallay (Engineering)
  • Vernon Davids (Engineering)
  • Donovan Malgas (Informatics and Design)

The scholarship in an annual award and students from all disciplines who have achieved first class results are eligible to apply through the Postgraduate Scholarships Office

Photograph: Ms Estelle Yach (second from left) and CPUT Vice-Chancellor Prof Vuyisa Mazwi-Tanga (centre) are surrounded by the recipients of the Mauerberger Foundation Scholarship.

Written by CPUT News

Email: news@cput.ac.za