Mboweni's balancing act honoured

04 June 2010 | Story by Newsroom

Tito Mboweni

Former Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni's (left) "superb management" of South African monetary policy earned him the respect of not only the banking industry but also of the UCT community, who awarded him an honorary doctorate in economic science (DEconSc) on 3 June.

Professor Alison Lewis, who made her debut as UCT orator (taking over the reins from Emeritus Professor Francis Wilson), noted that Mboweni demonstrated steadiness, flexibility and focus over his tenure - essential qualities for his duties as the Minister of Labour (from 1994 to 1999), and as the Governor of the Reserve Bank.

Meanwhile, on 4 June, Professor Jerry Coovadia was accorded an honorary Doctor of Science in Medicine degree (DSc [Med]); photographer Peter Magubane received an honorary Doctor of Literature degree; educationist Victor Ritchie an honorary Doctor of Education (DEd) degree; and unionist, academic and competition-law specialist David Lewis received an honorary Doctor of Economic Sciences degree (DEconSc).

UCT hosted two graduation ceremonies on Friday. At 10h00, the faculties of Engineering & Built Environment, Health Sciences and Humanities capped their cohorts, while the Graduate School of Business had the 15h00 ceremony all to itself.

Read the honorary doctorates' citations.

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