Dr Sindiwe Magona; I honour thee

2018-05-03 06:01
Dr Sindiwe Magona

Dr Sindiwe Magona

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This year’s Rhodes University Honorary Doctorate recipients is poet, activist, and David Philip author, Dr Sindiwe Magona.

One of South Africa’s literary stalwarts, Magona was bestowed with a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) during the April 2018 graduation session at the Grahamstown based university.

Magona has written over 120 children’s books in her lifetime and was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in 2011.

Currently a Writer-in-Residence at the University of the Western Cape where she continues her work as a language ambassador and mentor for young writers in Southern Africa, Magona has worked for the United Nations for 20 years in the past.

Other recipients of honorary doctorates include Professor Peter Mtuze, Dr Andrew Mlangeni, Professor Vishnu Padayachee, Ms Yvonne Chaka Chaka, and Judge Dikgang Moseneke.

Dr Sizwe Mabizela, Vice-Chancellor for Rhodes University, said: “It is a privilege for us as the Rhodes University community to honour such outstanding citizens for their many and significant contributions. We warmly congratulate them for their notable achievements. Not only have they enriched the lives of others, but are excellent role models to us all.”

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