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22 June 2016 | Story by Newsroom
Winter weather couldn't dampen the cheer of nearly 4 000 graduates – and their friends, family and supporters – who gathered at UCT over the course of 13 ceremonies from 9 to 15 June 2016. Here are the mid-year graduation highlights in one place.
June 2016 graduates marked their crowning moment in signature style – with dancing, cheering, singing, praise and pride.
Moments of contemplation
Many speakers reflected on the 40th anniversary of the Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976 – and the task ahead for this generation.
“I will be listening and watching to hear and see what you say and do, using your special skills and knowledge to try to address the problems we face in South Africa and the world.” UCT Council's deputy chair Debbie Budlender
“Because I was prepared to die for the cause, I did not give up. To make the world see what apartheid was. How black people lived. I take my hat off to those photographers who died, who gave their lives for the cause.” Anti-apartheid photojournalist Peter Magubane
Peter Magubane's presentation slides
“Go out; make a difference in some way. Through your attitude and actions, you will be honouring the sacrifices made by hundreds of young people on June 16, 1976, 40 years ago, and in the struggles that followed up until today.” Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price
Honours and other decorations
There is a documentary film about El Anatsui currently in production, and coming out in 2017. Watch a video clip …