THE TUKSALUMNI BOARD'S LAUREATE AWARD
The Laureate Award is the highest award an alumnus of the University of Pretoria or an outstanding achiever can receive from fellow alumni.
This award has been presented to distinguished alumni since 1974. Any member of TuksAlumni may submit nominations for this award. The nominations are evaluated by the TuksAlumni Board according to set criteria. The Laureate statuette was introduced in 2000. This artwork, comprising the silhouette of Kya Rosa in bronze, is mounted on black granite, and was designed and cast by Tuks alumnus Angus van Zyl Taylor.
The central theme of Kya Rosa, which is displayed in the statuette, symbolises the origin of the University of Pretoria and, therefore, represents a significant image with which alumni can identify.
Front: Mr Willie Spies, Chairperson of the TuksAlumni Board, Ms Lerato Mosiah, Prof Cheryl de
la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, and Ms Maureen Manyama-Motome. Back: Judge Willem
van der Merwe, Mr Louis van der Watt, Prof Henning Pieterse, who received the award on behalf
of Prof Antjie Krog, and Dr Lance Coetzee.
TuksAlumni has honoured the following alumni with this special award since 1974:
List of recipients