Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership awards for 2 civil engineering students
The third induction dinner for newly selected scholars of the Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme was held at a restaurant in Constantia on 21 February 2018. A total of 14 UCT students from across all 6 Faculties were presented with award certificates by Professor Alphose Zingoni, Programme Director, and Professor Klaus-Jürgen Bathe, Programme Founder. Faculties of Commerce, Humanities and EBE each received 3 awards, Health Sciences and Law 2 awards, and Science one award. Two civil engineering students, Napo Mochekoane and Tariromunashe Mufunde, were among the recipients of the 2018 scholarships, after a rigorous selection process over last year. Hearty congratulations to them! Ten UCT scholars who have already qualified were also presented with completion certificates.
The Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme was launched at UCT in 2014, through a grant donated by Professor Klaus-Jürgen Bathe of MIT in the USA, who is an alumnus of the UCT Department of Civil Engineering, and a world authority on the Finite Element Method. The primary goal of the Programme is to produce graduates with outstanding leadership qualities and a strong sense of social justice, who will go on to play leading roles in business, government and civil society in South Africa and the African continent. To date 40 UCT students have received full-board scholarships through the Programme.