2009

Brian Warner

Emeritus Professor Brian Warner received an honorary doctorate in science. Warner has vast work experience in lunar phenomena and astronomy, and he stands out as one of the most distinguished scientists to have made South Africa his home.

His career has produced a "prodigious" scientific output, with 400 scientific papers and 18 books to his name. At least one, Cataclysmic Variable Stars, is considered definitive in its field.

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George Ellis

Emeritus Professor George Ellis was awarded an honorary doctorate in science. A UCT alumnus, Ellis is one of the most distinguished scholars this country has produced.

In his more than 40 years' work experience, he has produced over 350 articles or chapters in books, and 12 books spanning disciplines as diverse as cosmology, complexity, neural development and the brain, science policy, social development, science and mathematics education, and the relationship between science and religion.

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Gavin Mooney

Professor Gavin Mooney was awarded an honorary doctorate in social science. He is considered to be one of the founding fathers of health economics. He has held the position of Professor of Health Economics at the University of Copenhagen, the University of Sydney and, most recently, Curtin University in Perth.

Mooney has made an exceptional contribution to scholarship and the discipline of health economics both internationally and at the University of Cape Town.

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Richard Dudley

The late Richard Dudley was awarded an honorary doctorate in education. His involvement with the Teacher's League of South Africa during the apartheid years galled both the authorities and his immediate supervisors.

An alumnus of UCT, Dudley's teaching career at Livingstone High in Cape Town over 39 years is widely recognised as the foundation upon which hundreds of former pupils built success in a wide range of professional and academic fields. By providing an alternative to the curricula of the Coloured Affairs Department, Dudley and his colleagues went well beyond what was required by the syllabus.

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