Posted on May 11, 2023
On Wednesday, the 3rd of May 2023, the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies (DHHS) hosted its annual awards ceremony in the Auditorium of the Merensky Library. This year’s ceremony was the first in-person one since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and focused on the theme, “Be the X Factor” (in the world of Artificial intelligence- AI).
The DHHS has held annual award ceremonies to acknowledge and celebrate the academic achievements of its students since the early 1990s. These ceremonies have also functioned as a marketing tool over the years to showcase the activities of the DHHS and its students. This annual event also includes the active involvement of sponsors and alums of the DHHS, who attend the event as either presenters on behalf of sponsors, or as sponsors themselves. This clearly indicates the DHHS’s commitment to its students and the relationships that the Department builds with its current and former students.
From left to right: Abraham Mlombo, Nisa Paleker, Motlatjo Mogoboya, Karen Harris, Eddington Esterhuizen
This year, the DHHS was delighted to again be able to present prizes from the Historical Association of South Africa, the Southern African Historical Society, Historical Publications Southern Africa, Getaway magazine, Protea Book House, Van Schaik Publishers, Additionally, the Department is very proud and grateful to announce two new sponsors for these annual awards - Jonathan Ball Publishers and Greyspot Consult and Tour Operators. What makes this even more extraordinary is that DHHS’s alums made this possible in both cases. This further indicates the Department's relationship with its former students and alums.
From left to right: Hannes Engelbrecht, Angela Clarke, Karen Harris
The event was organised by DHHS lecturer Mrs Karina Sevenhuysen who Prof Karen Harris, Head of the DHHS, described as the Department’s “X-factor”. In her presentation, Mrs Sevenhuysen made the point that the “human factor” was still pivotal regardless of AI, while the award recipients shared what they regarded as their “X-factor” in their success. This year’s Awards Function allowed the Department to again acknowledge its top students and recent graduates and their dedication to their academic work. Acting Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof Sandy Africa, congratulated all the award winners as well as all the Department’s graduates for 2023, remarking that it was a “really wonderful occasion” for the DHHS staff, students and their families.
The winners and recipients of the awards are as follows.
HERITAGE AND CULTURAL TOURISM AWARDS
Veronique van Wyk
Twana Nel & Lesego Mokgandi
Bianca dos Santos & Tina Manyaneso
Aiden Cameron Schutte
Julia Kolbe Collingwood
Julia Kolbe Collingwood & René Sachs
Carol Read, Quinn Wash, Siwakhile Mazibuko & Stephanus Adriaan van Zyl Lötter
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