Cheers to the July 2019 graduates

15 July 2019 | Photos Michael Hammond.

There was plenty to celebrate on 12 July when Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng joined staff, graduates, family members and friends to raise a glass to recognise the hard work of the 389 students honoured during the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) July graduation ceremony. The degrees and diplomas included a very special honorary doctorate, which was presented to treason trialist and UCT alumnus Denis Goldberg, in recognition of his unwavering and indelible contribution to the country, the continent and the world at large. The qualifications conferred comprised 102 doctoral degrees, 61 master’s degrees, 143 MBAs, one honours degree and 82 diplomas and certificates. Michael Hammond was there to capture the celebrations.

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July graduation 2019

The University of Cape Town honoured almost 400 students during a graduation ceremony that took place on Friday, 12 July 2019. During the ceremony an honorary doctorate DScEng (honoris causa) was awarded to UCT alumnus and anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg, who was the speaker.


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