An honorary doctorate for jazz legend Tete Mbambisa

27 July 2023 | Director and Edit Boikhutso Ntsoko. Videography Ruairi Abrahams and Boikhutso Ntsoko. Photo Lerato Maduna. VP Team Boikhutso Ntsoko, Ruairi Abrahams, Roxanne Harris and Rozanne Engel.

Tete Mbambisa was recently awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) July 2023 PhD graduation ceremony, for his
long-standing contribution to South African arts and culture.


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PhD Graduation July 2023

The July 2023 PhD candidates graduated on Friday, 21 July 2023. The ceremony was livestreamed on the website and on UCT’s YouTube channel.

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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 #UCTGrad2023 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.




#UCTGrad2023 – social media elements

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