July 2004: Invited to deliver Keynote Address at International Conference on ‘Composing Apartheid’ South Africa.
May 2002- Named a ‘Most Influential Professor’ by the students of Duke University. Honored by President Nan Koehane at Seniors Graduation Reception, Duke University.
2001-2002- DUKE BIDDLE-SEMANS FELLOWSHIP (with DOLLY RATHEBE)
For the Project ‘So Long Dolly: The Biography of Dolly Rathebe’: to record (on audio and video) the life history of a township jazz legend.
2001-2002 WENNER-GREN ARCHIVAL FELLOWSHIP-
For the project ‘The Life and Works of Ernestine Friedl”
A record of the life and works of the senior anthropologist through video and audio interviews.
2000-2001: AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES FELLOWSHIP
For writing of ethnomusicology manuscript entitled "Things Come Together: Musical Codes, Characters and Collaborations in Apartheid South Africa".
1997-1998: RICHARD CARLEY HUNT (WENNER-GREN ) AWARD (American Anthropological
Association): For post-doctoral fieldwork, research and writing on dissertation project
"Mirror, mediator and Prophet: The Music Indaba of Late-Apartheid South Africa".
Journal article appeared in Ethnomusicology, 1998.
November 1996:CHARLES SEEGER PRIZE:
Awarded for “Most Distinguished Paper presented by a Doctoral Candidate” in 1995.
Annual conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Los Angeles, California.
Award Ceremony in Toronto, Canada in November 1996.
July 1995: HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL “DOCTORAL PRESTIGE SCHOLARSHIP”
(South Africa) for final dissertation write-up.
1991-94: ERNEST OPPENHEIMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP renewals:
Awards of R10,000 renewed annually from grade transcripts and faculty recommendations.
1991-94 DUKE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP:
July 94 SIGMA Xi AWARD: For fieldwork expenses in South Africa towards doctoral dissertation.
June 94 ALEANE WEBB AWARD: For equipment and materials during fieldwork visit to South Africa.
June 94 DUKE GRADUATE SCHOOL TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP: For South African fieldwork.
June 93 CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AWARD: For summer research in South Africa.
1990-91 ERNEST OPPENHEIMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Towards Master's Degree at Duke.
1990 FULBRIGHT AWARD: for graduate studies in USA: (Declined in order to attend Duke specifically).
June 90: NATIONAL PANASONIC VIDEO PRODUCTION AWARD: Individual Winner.
Awarded in London, England for production, script, camera and editing.
Educational Documentary “When Nations Meet” on Global Intercultural Communication.
1981-2 SACEE BURSARY (South African Council of English Education):
Awarded for the purpose of a BA Honors Degree in English Literature.