Researchers in the Faculty of Humanities regularly win awards for their teaching, publications and creative productions. These include:
- The UCT Book Award. A list of award-winning books is available on the UCT site.
- The UCT Creative Works Award. These awards were established to recognise major creative works, including art works, performances, productions, compositions and architectural designs produced by UCT staff.
- The UCT Distinguished Teachers Award. This is the highest accolade awarded to teaching staff at all levels within the university and recognises excellent teaching. Through the award, the University of Cape Town acknowledges the primary place of teaching and learning in the university's work.