UP wins big at MACE Awards 2021

Posted on August 06, 2021

The event was held virtually on 29 July 2021 and celebrated the excellence of marketing, advancement, and communication practitioners within the higher education sector. UP’S Department of Institutional Advancement’s (DIA) Marketing and Communications team accumulated a collection of Silver, Bronze and Gold awards across the media, skills and campaigns divisions. DIA also won a Platinum award (the highest award) for a video titled “Who are we?”.

"It is a great honour to be recognised by our peers,” said Isabel de Necker, Senior Marketing Manager.  “The awards are a testament to the great teamwork at DIA and mindfully living the values of THE UP WAY to pursue excellence and innovate in everything we do."

DIA Director Rikus Delport said, “I’m delighted and extremely proud of the DIA team’s excellent performance. This is well-deserved acknowledgement of the team’s creativity, innovation and commitment.”

Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe added, “Congratulations to the DIA team! Well done. This is a harvest of awards and a stellar performance indeed.”

The full list of awards obtained:


1. “Who are we?” video – Isabel de Necker and team


1.  UP – A World of Answers brand campaign – Petronella Khwane

2.  Keynote Address by Vice-Chancellor at Welcome Day 2020 – Shakira Hoosain


1.  Learn THE UP WAY Online Animation – Isabel de Necker and team

2.  “What If?” video – Isabel de Necker and team

3.  Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences video script – Shakira Hoosain

4.  ‘Javett-UP is the place to see the art of Africa on the continent’ – Masego Panyane


1.    Recruitment video – Isabel de Necker and team

2.    Postgraduate recruitment video – Isabel de Necker and team

3.    Moja Gabedi video – Isabel de Necker and team

4.    Career Services at UP video – Isabel de Necker and team

5.    #ChooseUP TV advert – Petronella Khwane and team

6.    Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences video – Isabel de Necker and team

7.    UP @ a Glance 2020 publication – Tebogo Menong and team

8.    #ChooseUP Student Recruitment campaign – Lerato Lushaba and team

9.    Learn THE UP WAY campaign – Isabel de Necker and team



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