UCT's June graduands do it by degrees, diplomas and honorary doctorates

11 July 2002
IT MAY be the smaller of the University's two graduations, but the achievements of the 923 graduands at the June 21 ceremonies are equally laudable.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Njabulo Ndebele is delighted to announce that the total number of graduands is 43 up on last year's tally (880), excluding the 56 PhD candidates who will be capped at Friday's two ceremonies.

Our graduands will be in esteemed company. Apart from the regal, gown-clad academics on stage and the guests and family members in the assemblies, UCT will honour four other outstanding individuals who will receive honorary doctorates: South Africa's chief land claims commissioner, Advocate Wallace Mgoqi, HIV/AIDS activist Zachie Achmat, renowned art historian Vincent Kolbe, and ardent civil rights campaigner Dot Cleminshaw.

At 10h00, degrees and diplomas will be conferred on 436 Commerce students, 36 Health Sciences students and 67 students from Engineering and the Built Environment. The 14h30 ceremony will see 60 Science students, 103 Law students and 221 Humanities students receive their degrees and diplomas. This special graduation edition highlights just a handful of these achievers. To those we have not featured, congratulations and celebrations! (Note: Figures correct at the time of going to print. Provisional figures were used for the PhD candidates.)

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