Launched in 2014, this prestigious
event serves to honour some of our most deserving alumni – people who used what
they learned at UWC to contribute to their fields of study and towards nation
This annual event will recognise
the outstanding achievements of alumni in their professional life – from
culture and sport to business and community service.
The inaugural event was, significantly, held in the 20th
year of our democracy. Given the leading role UWC played
in developing our country – from being part of the pre-1994 negotiations, to
drafting our Constitution and other significant laws, to producing students who
lead significant changes in our society – it was only fitting that we paid tribute to alumni who went on to become
Rectors and Vice-Chancellors, and who opened the doors of learning to thousands
of students marginalized during the apartheid years and beyond.
From 2015 onwards, the
Outstanding Alumni Awards will be based on nominations.