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16 October 2015
2015 Student Development and Support Student Achievement Awards

2015 Student Development and Support Student Achievement Awards

Student assistants, leaders, tutors and mentors who provided support and assistance to the University of the Western Cape in 2015 were acknowledged and awarded at the annual ceremony of the Student Development and Support (SDS) Student Achievement Awards on 16 October 2015.

The aim of the event is to encourage co-curricular and extra-mural activities among students in order to develop into well-rounded graduates ready for employment.

Categories at the award ceremony ranged from Student Governance Leadership and Social Responsibility, to Student Tutoring and Academic Support, and more (eight in total). The winner of each category received a trophy and a certificate. The Top Achiever Female and Male achievers received a cheque of R5 000 each. The four (SDS+Sports) Top Achievers contended for the Overall Achiever Award to receive R10 000. These prizes were sponsored by the Office of the DVC – SDS towards each students’ fee account.

The winners of the various categories were:

Student Governance Leadership - Songezo Mpikashe

Student Leadership - Lunga Mbulana

Social Responsibility - Ndumiso Craig Dlamini

Student Mentoring - Tholeka Ndabeni

Student Tutoring - Nthabeleng Mary Brown

Academic Support - Francis Chiparawasha

Student Orientation - Bernadine Vester

Student Assistant - Nontozamo Tsetse

Top Achiever Female - Lunga Mbulana

Top Achiever Male - Ndumiso Craig Dlamini

Overall Achiever – Thembi Kgatlana

The following students were also acknowledged for their achievements:

Overall winner of the House Committees in Residence Award 2014/2015 - Disa House Committee

Top Academic Student Leadership in Residence Award 2014/2015 - Bonke Xakatha

Andre Lakey Mentoring Award - Busisiwe Matontsi

UWC Varsity Football Ladies Team

UWC Varsity Football Men’s team

UWC Sportswoman of the Year - Thembi Kgatlana

UWC Sportsman of the Year - Sinethemba Blom

Imperial Barrel Award 2015 – M Sc Applied Geology students: Giovanni Amansure, Sylvia Mabitje,

Teddy Raphiri, and Muazzam Hashim.

Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015 - MSc Computer Science Student Kurt Jacobs