Graduation Day 1: Celebrating Commerce and Humanities graduates

19 December 2022 | Words Helen Swingler. Photos Lerato Maduna, Robyn Walker.

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Vision 2030 and drive to unleash human potential for a fair and just society came alive on Wednesday, 14 December, the start of a celebratory two-day summer graduation. This year the summer graduation was held outdoors on the steps of Sarah Baartman Hall and the Plaza. “This is time to reflect on the year that has gone and to think about your future. It is time to celebrate the holiday spirit. And what a brilliant way to start our celebration by celebrating you,” said Chancellor Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe in her address to the graduates.


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Graduation December 2022



The December 2022 cohort graduated on Wednesday, 14 December and Thursday, 15 December 2022 at their faculty ceremonies.

The livestream was available on this feature page and on UCT’s Twitter and Facebook pages. Video recordings are now available here and on UCT’s YouTube channel. Join the celebrations on social media by using #UCTGrad2022.

We are excited to see our UCT graduates unleash their potential for a fair and just society.

Download the official Graduation December 2022 programme.

Our stories: inspirational graduates

The UCT News team has profiled a cross-section of inspirational graduands whose stories have inspired us. To all those we haven’t been able to feature, we’d like to say: each one of you is an inspiration – to your university, your families and your communities. We wish you every success in the future.

#UCTGrad2022 – social media elements

Customised Facebook and Instagram stickers are available on our social media platforms. Watch the tutorial videos to see how easily you can get ready to celebrate online.

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