List of alumni of the University of Cape Town

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This list of the notable alumni of the University of Cape Town is divided into the six faculties of the university: Commerce, Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering, and Law.

Commerce[edit]

Humanities[edit]

Music[edit]

  • Richard Cock, conductor
  • Cromwell Everson, classical music composer and composer of the first Afrikaans opera
  • Ernest Fleischmann, impresario best known for his tenure at the Los Angeles Philharmonic[1]
  • Malcolm Forsyth, musician; composer; Canadian Composer of the Year; Juno Award winner; member of Order of Canada
  • Hendrik Hofmeyr, composer and music theorist; winner of the 1997 Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Composition Prize; Professor of Music at the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town
  • Galt MacDermot, composer of the musical Hair
  • James May, musicologist; Emeritus Professor of Music; former Dean and Director of the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town
  • Barry Smith, organist, conductor, musicologist, former Associate Professor of Music at the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town
  • Francois du Toit, concert pianist; Associate Professor of Music; former Deputy Director of the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town
  • Pretty Yende

Fine art[edit]

Drama[edit]

Sciences[edit]

Health sciences[edit]

Social sciences[edit]

Law and government[edit]

  • Sheila Camerer, South African politician; former Deputy Minister of Justice; long-serving Member of Parliament of the main opposition the Democratic Alliance; ambassador to Bulgaria; completed a Bachelor of Law degree at UCT in 1964
  • Ryan Coetzee, South African politician; former CEO of the Democratic Alliance and Shadow Minister of Economic Development; chief strategist for Western Cape premier Helen Zille; graduated from UCT in 1994
  • Beric John Croome, Advocate of the High Court of South Africa; Chartered Accountant CA (SA); taxpayers' rights pioneer; completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1980), Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy (1981) and a PhD (Commercial Law) (2008) at UCT[4]
  • Ian Neilson, Executive Deputy Mayor of Cape Town
  • Kate O'Regan, former Constitutional Court of South Africa judge
  • Dullah Omar, South African anti-apartheid activist; lawyer; Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa; minister in the South African cabinet from 1994 until his death
  • Justice Albie Sachs, of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
  • James Selfe, long-serving Member of Parliament with the Democratic Alliance; chairperson of the party's federal council; holds a Master's degree from UCT
  • Donald Woods, South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist
  • Percy Yutar, South Africa's first Jewish attorney-general and prosecutor of Nelson Mandela in the 1963 Rivonia Treason Trial

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luther, Claudia. "Ernest Fleischmann dies at 85; manager who guided Los Angeles Philharmonic's transformation", Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2010. Accessed 20 June 2010.
  2. ^ FOX, Margalit (8 February 2013). "John E. Karlin, Who Led the Way to All-Digit Dialing, Dies at 94". New York Times. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Debora Patta resigns as e.tv head of news." IOL. 1 October 2009. Retrieved on 30 October 2012.
  4. ^ "DigiTool – Results – Full". Srvrhldig001.uct.ac.za.