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Thursday, 25 June 2020

Sky’s the limit for Vice-Chancellor’s medallist

ACHIEVER: Heinri van Zyl is the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's medal ACHIEVER: Heinri van Zyl is the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's medal

BSc Diagnostic Radiography graduate Heinri van Zyl has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s medal after passing his degree summa cum laude with a 91 percent average.

Van Zyl, who hails from the Boland town of Worcester, is a community service radiographer at Tygerberg Academic Hospital.

His personal motto is: ‘Life isn’t always easy, but it’s always beautiful’

“It is a great honour to have been selected for the Vice-Chancellor's medal. I am thankful to all my lecturers and classmates who partook in my journey towards my degree, and to CPUT for providing us with the opportunity to be rewarded for our hard work. This award is dedicated to all our sleepless nights, study sessions and class projects and to our parents, guardians and sponsors who supported us in our studies,” he said.

Van Zyl matriculated from Worcester Gymnasium High School in 2003. He qualified as a pilot in 2009 and obtained his South African Civil Aviation Authority Commercial Pilot’s licence, which he passed with distinction. He has worked as a flight instructor for Worcester Flying Club and was a navigation expert volunteer with Search and Rescue, where he helped with numerous rescues and body recoveries.

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Health and Wellness Sciences and Informatics and Design Faculties.