- Women make up the majority of graduates at this year’s graduation ceremony at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
- The percentage of female graduates will be 62% and is consistently high at the university
- Females also make up 64% of the cum laude graduates
The University of KwaZulu-Natal will be hosting 22 graduation ceremonies over the course of a week.
In total, degrees will be awarded to 5 510 undergraduate and 4 170 postgraduate students.
The majority of those are women.
Females make up the bulk of graduates, with 62%, and 65% of the cum laude graduates are females as well.
SowetanLIVE reported that 787 master's and 276 doctoral graduates will be honoured as well.
UKZN representative, Normah Zondo, revealed that women make up 71% of the summa cum laude graduates.
77 graduates with disabilities will be celebrated during the ceremonies.
Honorary doctorates will be awarded to Willie Bester, Dr Judy Dlamini and Protas Madlala.
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Madlala is a well-known anti-apartheid activist and Bester a popular resistance artist.
Dr Dlamini is the chancellor of the University of Witwatersrand and founder of the Mbekani Group.
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