The ZSSA council presents an annual award for the most outstanding third year and Honours students in Zoology at each of the southern African universities.
Heads of Zoology Departments are invited to annually submit the names for potential award winners from their students. Proposals must be submitted as soon as the final marks are available.
Attention is drawn to the following aspects when making a selection. The Head of Department will decide on the excellence of a candidate. The award shall be granted to the best student in that year, providing that the student is deemed to be of sufficiently high standard. Other attributes such as leadership qualities, interest in Zoology, and Zoology as a career should be considered.
Complimentary student membership of the Society for one year accompanied by a suitable certificate, will be awarded to the successful candidate.
Heads of relevant Departments should be encouraged to present these awards at a suitable occasion to ensure the necessary publicity, for example if graduation takes place in December, it would be the perfect opportunity to present the award.
Head of Departments are welcome to contact the ZSSA office for more information:
Dr. Heike Lutermann
Department of Zoology & Entomology
University of Pretoria
Private Bag X20
Student winners for the 2017 academic year
|Instution||3rd Year Student||Honours Student|
|Nelson Mandela University: Dept of Zoology||Lyle De Menezes||Taryn Smit|
|University of Johannesburg: Dept of Zoology||Erin Frances Oberem||Liam James Connell|
|University of Cape Town: Dept of Biological Sciences||Sejal Pramlall||Michaela Martins|
|University of Fort Hare: Department of Zoology & Entomology||Bantony Ziko||Godfrey Padare|
|University of KwaZulu-Natal: Westville||Yadvi Balgobind|
|University of KwaZulu-Natal: Pietermaritzburg||Nokwanda Mkhize||Nikisha Singh|
|University of KwaZulu-Natal: Westville (Biology and Marine Biology)||Advaitaa Haripershad||Amy Shurety|
|University of Mpumalanga: Dept of Zoology||no reward yet||no reward yet|
|University of North West: School for Biological Sciences: Zoology||Carina Verster||Franziske Coetzee|
|University of Pretoria: Department of Zoology & Entomology||Emma Maeve Jepsen||Shannon Mitchell|
|University of Rhodes: Department of Zoology & Entomology||Amy Alison Hunter||Megan Kim Reid|
|University of Stellenbosch: Dept of Botany and Zoology||Andre Scheepers||Nicole (Nikki) Voster|
|University of the Free State: Department of Zoology & Entomology||Kaylee Nancarrow||Klinette Sutherland|
|University of the Western Cape||Amieroh Abrahams||Erin Jooste|
|University of Venda: Dept of Zoology||Fhulufhelo Mulaudzi||I Chauke|
|University of Witwatersrand: Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences||Mijke Muller||IeIyzavata Ivanova|