Curtain raiser: Vice-chancellor Dr Max Price (middle) with Janet Suzman and Sir Antony Sher, who received honorary doctorates from UCT.
Acclaimed thespians Sir Antony Sher and Janet Suzman (Monday Paper article) added a touch of class to graduation proceedings yesterday when they received honorary doctorates of letters (DLitt) from UCT. In a break from recent practice, the recipients also addressed the gathering.
In total, just over 1 000 students were capped yesterday.
Today sees the final two graduation ceremonies. The 10h00 ceremony brought together graduands from the Faculties of Law, Science and Health Sciences.
At this ceremony, UCT also awarded honorary LLDs to Baroness Lynda Chalker and Judge Navi Pillay (Monday Paper article). In addition, Dr Hanna-Andrea Rother officially received UCT's Distinguished Social Responsiveness Award, made in recognition of her research on the harmful effects of street pesticides on children's health (Monday Paper article).
UCT also presented the President of Convocation Medal to Annie Templeton, prime founder, with husband Peter, of the Catholic Welfare Bureau.
This afternoon at 15h00, the Faculty of Humanities hosts the last of UCT's 12 graduation ceremonies of the past week.
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