In celebration of Prof. Mayosi's life

1 Aug 2018 - 09:30
Heart Prof Mayosi
Prof. Mayosi

We are aware that many people will want to be part of this occasion even if they cannot make it to campus, so we will be live-streaming the service via

This memorial service and many others happening on campus are part of our healing process as a community.

If you would like to send a message of condolence and support to the Mayosi family, you can do so via We will be posting selected tributes to Professor Mayosi on a memorial page on the UCT website. Please take a moment to visit this page and to reflect on Professor Mayosi’s legacy and how we can encourage one another the way he encouraged us.

As I have said, Professor Mayosi was an inspiration to all of us, especially to black students. He represented black excellence – he was living proof that black researchers and scholars can be the best in the world in whatever they do. He was that message walking around on campus.

We can all honour his legacy, regardless of our race, by becoming that message to each other and the world.


Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng