Cheers, ululations as UCT celebrates PhD grads

25 July 2022 | Words Niémah Davids. Photos Je’nine May.

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) first in-person graduation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic was a festive, jubilant affair. And students, their loved ones and academic staff were delighted to be back inside the Sarah Baartman Hall – with all the bells and whistles – after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus. They received the graduation ceremony of their dreams as their loved ones and academics who have equally contributed to their successes cheered, ululated and applauded excitedly.

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PhD Graduation July 2022


The July 2022 PhD candidates graduated on Friday, 22 July 2022 at their faculty’s graduation ceremony as per the published schedule available on the graduation page on the UCT Students website. Ceremonies were livestreamed on the website, and video recordings are now available on this feature page and on UCT’s YouTube channel.

We are excited to see our UCT graduates unleash their potential for a fair and just society. Join in with the celebrations on social media by using the #UCTGrad2022 hashtag.


Our stories: inspirational graduates

The UCT News team has profiled a cross-section of inspirational PhD graduands whose stories have inspired us. To all those we haven’t been able to feature, we’d like to say: each one of you is an inspiration – to your university, your families and your communities. We wish you every success in the future.

#UCTGrad2022 – social media elements

Customised Facebook and Instagram stickers are available on our social media platforms. Watch the tutorial videos here to see how easily you can get your online presence ready to celebrate.

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