At the Welcome Dinner, held on 13 March, certificates were awarded to the top 5 students in each undergrad residence from the November 2017 exams. Advocate Shuaib Rahim, Senior Lecturer: Faculty of Law, presented the following awards:
Allan Gray House Top 5:
Graham House Top 5:
Prince Alfred House Top 5:
At the Drostdy Hall Leavers Dinner, on Wednesday 10 October, many students were honoured for their achievements throughout the year. These included academic, leadership, cultural, sporting, as well as the Dean of Students Leadership Award.
Mr Evert Knoesen, Drostdy Hall Fellow & RU Business School Senior Lecturer, presented the following awards:
Namhla was the Community Engagement Rep in Prince Alfred House in 2017 where she formed a tight relationship with our community partners at Noncedo.
Namhla is a quiet leader who gets down and does the work without drawing attention to herself. She organised the Pick ‘n Pay trolley beg where R1472.20 was raised. This was used to purchase paint to paint classrooms at Noncedo. It is largely through her perseverance and efforts that the hall was able to achieve our partner’s three goals of gardening, school readiness and the painting.
She has fulfilled all her duties beyond expectations and has set an exemplary standard for other students to emulate, she is an excellent role model and a leader worth following.
She has fully embraced our hall value of community and for this reason she is most deserving of the Dean of Students Leadership Award.
Siyabulela Javu, of Prince Alfred House, for outstanding achievements in the performing arts.
Siyabulela performed in the following productions:
Natasha Bezuidenhout, of Celeste House, for outstanding achievements in the arts.
Natasha achieved the folowing:
The Eastern Cape Craft Collection Shop in East London displays artworks in a group format, and has provided Natasha with on-going support since 2016 to present.
The Floradale Fine Art Gallery in East London displays artworks in a group forma, and has provided Nataha with on-going support since 2015 to present.
She was selected as one of the top 100 finalists for the Sasol New Signatures Competition for the installation ‘To Break bread for 293 kms’.
She was selected as one of the top 100 finalists for the prestigious Absa L’Atelier Art Competition for the artwork “n Ring-oortjie en spaar sleutels”.
Displayed and sold an artwork at the “Anything But Painting” exhibition at The Ann Bryant Art Gallery in East London (23rd May to 9th June).
Two of her works, n Ring-oortjie en spaar sleutels and Tok-tiekie, formed part of the exhibition entitled Convergeat the National Arts Festival.
Donated two paintings from her undergraduate studies to the Carinus Annual Art Auction (19th MAY).
Conducted an "introduction to making clay beads", an art group therapy session with participants of the Khulanathi Psychosocial Rehabilitation Centre (5th and 26th September).
The First Year Academic Award was presented to Bridget Mtetwa, of Allan Gray House, for achieving 82.50%. This award is presented to the first year student with the best overall academic performance from the mid-year examinations.
The Second Year Academic Award was presented to Adam Butler, of Graham House, for achieving 83.75%. This award is presented to the second year student with the best overall academic performance from the previous November examinations and from the mid-year examinations.
Siphiwokuhle Mthonti, of Allan Gray House, was awarded the Third Year Academic Award, for achieving 80.11%. This award is presented to the third year student with the best overall academic performance from the previous November examinations and from the mid-year examinations.
Saying thank you to the Hall Senior Student, and Res Head Students, and to the Catering Staff:
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