Shauwn Mkhize receives an honorary doctorate degree in Philosophy

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Media personality and businesswoman Shauwn Mkhize was honoured with a Doctor of Philosophy degree by the Good Shepered College of Religion, Culture, and training.
Media personality and businesswoman Shauwn Mkhize was honoured with a Doctor of Philosophy degree by the Good Shepered College of Religion, Culture, and training.
Oupa Bopape

She has already updated her social media names. From now on, you can call her Dr Mkhize!

Entrepreneur and reality TV star Shauwn Mkhize, famously known as Mamkhize, is officially a doctor, after being honoured with an honorary degree in Philosophy for her good deeds.  

The Royal AM president's honorary doctorate was conferred by a Christian institution, the Good Shepherd College of Religion, Culture, and Training. 

The KZN-based institution of higher learning recognised Mamkhize with the Ph.D. qualification for the role she has played in uplifting her community and improving the lives of many individuals. 

This is not the first time Mamkhize has been recognised for her work. In 2020, she was awarded with the woman of the year award by the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPA) which honours American and African pioneers of industry, academia and the arts.

Read more | Shauwn Mkhize, an international woman of honour

Mamkhize’s family and friends threw her a celebratory dinner and she took to social media to share all the moments from her graduation ceremony to her party to the close of the evening. 

Mamkhize took to Instagram to pen a letter to her late parents, "Dear Mama and Papa. Here we are your daughters are both doctors. I hope you and dad are watching over this moment and you are beyond proud. Thank you Lord for this day and thank you to oKhabazela ka Mavovo kayihlandla. It’s moments like this that I cherish from the bottom of my heart , being celebrated and acknowledged whilst I’m still alive."

She also shared a glimpse of what her day of celebration looked like. 

Social media users had mixed feelings about the honour. 

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