PhD graduate’s doctoral thesis champions the inclusion of people with disabilities in non-competitive sports

22 December 2022 | Video Production Team Boikhutso Ntsoko, Roxanne Harris, Rozanne Engel. Videography & Video Edit Boikhutso Ntsoko. Photo Lerato Maduna.

After being inspired by her supervisor’s experiences as a blind runner, PhD graduate Dominique Brand focused her doctoral thesis on the support or assistance given to people with disabilities in non-competitive sport.

Brand received her PhD degree during a summer graduation that took place outside the Sarah Baartman Hall and the Plaza on 14 December 2022.

Visit the graduation feature page for stories on some of our inspirational graduates and to view the graduation ceremonies.

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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

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