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EMS Deans Honours Awards

Honouring individuals who have the passion,commitment and determination at the EMS Deans Honours Awards.

The University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) honoured its top achievers at their Dean’s Honours Awards in April.

Acting EMS Dean, Professor Michelle Esau said she is proud to be part of the success of the students who showed perseverance, determination and commitment throughout their time of study at UWC.

“The purpose of this University and faculty is not only to educate our students but enabling them to confidently compete with graduates from other universities”, she said.

Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Ramesh Bharuthram who was in attendance, said that the Dean’s Honours Awards is special because the award winners are among the top of the  3136 UWC students who graduated in March this year.

“You are the leaders of tomorrow, in twenty years from now, you will be in charge of country and play important roles in the future of South Africa. We also extend special thanks to the parents because without their support and sacrifice your path would have been different,” he says.

The award winners are as follows:

1st Year Students

Rhondeline Williams (B.Admin)

Xiangyan Zhou  B.Com General)

Ngobile Hlongwana (B.Com General)

2nd Year Students

Arshad Musa (B.Com General)

Babalwa Kilani (B.Com Law)

Maphelo Batyi (B.Admin)

3rd Year Students

Francis Chiparawasha (B.Com Law)

Fadwah Fredericks (B.Com Law)

Millicent Grace Azangwe (B.Com Law)

Extended Four Year Programme

Sumayah Anthony (Foundation 1st and 2nd Year)

Abonga Sodawe (3rd Year)

Aveshin Govender (4th Year)


Laverne Petersen (Information Systems)


Bisrat Haile Gebrekidan (Economics)

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Lemay Llorente Quesada- Teacher of the year

Researcher Award

Professor Heng-Hsing Hsieh and Professor Kathleen Hodnett

Dean’s List 75% Average

Naushad Sonday

Fozia Achmed

Ifzaal Musa

Michelle Marilyn Hendricks

Kinyanjui Mungai

Candice Melody Langeveldt

Aqeela Salie

Mubeen Sanglay

Ruvarasie Patience Mugarisanwa

Thubelihle Privilege Mahlangu

Mohammed Yusuf Zainul Aabideen Toffar

Simone Lisa Cloete

Stellah Matemba

Garth Ray Hansen

Lazlo Ashley Adams

Lyall Scout

Marian Chantelle Gordan

Chevon Halford

Marco Luigi Murrie

Alain Matthew Alexander

Babalwa Namhla Melapi

Joshua Ogheneovo Oghenetega

Leslie Mitchell

Yakobeti Nyirenda

Awodwa Dabula

Tafadzwa Ailsa Kawome

Raramai Patience Munetsi

Yonda Jack