Bongani Mayosi


The University of Cape Town mourns the passing of Professor Bongani Mayosi, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, who left us on the morning of Friday, 27 July. While this is a very difficult time for both students and staff, particularly those in the Faculty of Health Sciences, it is also a time to reflect on and celebrate the incredible life of one of the university’s finest academics and researchers.


The family have requested that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Prof Mayosi’s honour to the Impilo Bursary Fund, a Faculty of Health Sciences initiative which supports Medical students who find themselves in financial difficulty and are unable to cover day-to-day academic and living costs – or are prevented from graduating because of outstanding debt costs.


Should you wish to join the UCT Trust in making a donation towards the Impilo Bursary Fund please contact us at or click here to make an online donation.


Click here to view tributes to, messages of condolences and memories shared by the community of Professor Mayosi.