THOUSANDS SET TO GRADUATE FROM UKZN
NEARLY 9 500 students will graduate this year fromthe University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Graduation is already in full swing, with ceremoniesin Durban being under way since Monday. Ceremoniesfor Pietermaritzburg students will commence nextweek. UKZN will hold 20 graduation ceremonies.
UKZN will this year award several honourary doctorates,which will include former statisticia-generalat Statistics South Africa, Pali Lehohla, being honouredduring a ceremony in Pietermaritzburg for hisrole in advocating statistics.
Three UKZN academics will receive distinguishedteachers’ awards for teaching excellence. These areProfessor Naven Chetty, of the school of chemistryand physics, Professor Gueguim Kana of the schoolof life sciences and Dr Ansurie Pillay of the school ofeducation. There will be 112 Summa Cum Laude and322 Cum Laude graduates.
This year’s youngest graduate is 19-year-old BulelaniMsawakhe Mazibuko, who has obtained a Bachelorof Arts. Online celebrity fitness trainer SbahleMpisane also graduated with a degree in Housingand Town Planning. Eighty students with disabilitieswill graduate.