Lelona Thembakazi Fufu Memorial Prize.

Members of Rhodes University will be aware that Ms Lelona Thembakazi Fufu was murdered while hitching from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown for her graduation on Thursday 12 April this year. Ms Fufu had come through the Science Foundation Programme to complete a BSc in mathematics and mathematical statistics and in 2011, a joint Honours in mathematics and mathematical statistics. The University has decided that a memorial prize in her name would be an appropriate way to remember her and what she brought to the life of the University and her residence.

The Lelona Thembakazi Fufu Memorial Prize will be awarded annually at Graduation to a student graduating in science with a BSc or BSc (Hons) who has overcome educational hardships to achieve very good results. Preference will be given for a student who has come through the Foundation Programme and who has majored in the mathematical or statistical sciences. Where there are suitable recipients at both BSc and BSc (Hons) levels, two awards may be made.

You are invited to contribute towards the fund that is necessary to support this award in perpetuity, at Student fees either in Eden Grove or the main admin building for account number 60414 769 172

Thank you for supporting this award.

Ric Bernard



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