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UP Archaeology Prize-Giving Tobias Coetzee wins coveted Hanisch Prize

By Sven Ouzman

Posted on 05 November 2009

Tobias Coetzee with Hanisch Prize certificate
Tobias Coetzee with Hanisch Prize certificate

UP Archaeology held its annual prize-giving on 21 October in the Old Arts Building. The coveted Hanisch Prize for Excellence in Postgraduate Studies was awarded to Mr. Tobias Coetzee, a Tutor and MA student in the Department.

 

The Hanisch Prize was first awarded in 1973 when the Witwatersrand Archaeological Society (today the Trans-Vaal Branch of the South African Archaeological Society) decided to set aside funds for a book prize for the best Archaeology student at Tuks, as had been done at Wits with the van Riet Lowe Prize. Prof Hannes Eloff suggested the prize be called the Hanisch Prize after Mr. Hanisch, a noted avocational archaeologist who had died two years previously. Mr. Hanisch’s son, Dr. Edwin Hanisch is a respected member of the South African Archaeological community. His father had over the years been asked to speak about the archaeological history of Pretoria at school, Voortrekker and other interest groups. He also sat on the Pretoria City Council involved with what we today would term “heritage:” Apecial mention must also be made of Ms. Leanne George, who came into the reckoning for the Prize. Last year’s winner was Ms. Nomcebo Matsebula.

Other prizes and mentions include:

2009 Tutors

Tobias Coetzee and Nomcebo Matsebula

Secretary of the year (and every year)

Lynette Holtzhausen

Class Representatives

Simone Brunton, Elouise Lamprecht, Jehan Grobler

Class of the Year

AGL 220

 

Archaeology I

Beyond Excavation ARCHAIC Fieldwork Prize

Fanie Ungerer

Special Mention: Itumelang Khoza

From Hominid to Hominin Award for Most Improved Student

Bianca Steyn

Dr. Alex Schoeman

Dr. Alex Schoeman

Special Mention: Helen Wang

Golden Rhino Award for Best Academic Performance

Anea Burke

Special Mention: Mandlekosi Gubuza and Ruth Shand

 

Archaeology II

Beyond Excavation ARCHAIC Fieldwork Prize

Justin Brebner

Special Mention: Jackie de Souza, Gerhard Jordaan and Henno Morkel

From Hominid to Hominin Award for Most Improved Student

Petra Swanepoel

Special Mention: Neil Swart, Christian Louw

Golden Rhino Award for Best Academic Performance

Jackie de Souza

Special Mention: Justin Brebner, Stefni Bierman, Elouise Lamprecht, Gerhard Jordaan and Liezel Rudolph

 

Archaeology III

Beyond Excavation ARCHAIC Fieldwork Prize

Tanya Hattingh

Special Mention: Fosche Munzhedzi

From Hominid to Hominin Award for Most Improved Student

Tsholofelo Mosala

Special Mention: Zoë Mamba

Golden Rhino Award for Best Academic Performance

Simone Brunton

Special Mention: Tanya Hattingh

 

Our thanks to the UP Archaeological Society for organising the event.



 




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