UKZN to cap 9?486 graduands

2013-04-11 00:00

THE University of KwaZulu­-Natal will confer 9 486 degrees at its 21 graduation ceremonies over eight days in Durban and Pietermaritzburg this month.

Sixty-one percent of the graduands are women.

UKZN spokesperson Nomonde Mbadi said women constituted 56% of the 396 graduands who would graduate cum laude and summa cum laude .

Sixty-seven percent of graduands have disabilities.

About 1 646 degrees will be conferred in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science; 907 in the College of Health Sciences; 4 832 in the College of Humanities and 2 101 in the College of Law and Management.

It will also confer honorary doctorates on several prominent South Africans, including former Azapo president and former minister of Science and Technology Mosibudi Mangena.

Two leading academics, Dr Anthony Collins and Dr Corrie Schoeman, will receive the university’s Distinguished Teachers’ Award for teaching excellence.

The award recognises innovative and outstanding teaching commitment.

Four academics will be made fellows of the UKZN: Professor Gerald West, Professor Leana Uys, Professor Jacek Banasiak and Professor Marie-Louise Newell.

“University fellowships are conferred annually on outstanding academics for research excellence and distinguished academic achievement,” Mbadi said.

The graduation ceremonies will take place from April 15 to 23.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.