Stellenbosch University to honour John Kani for his 50-year career

Stellenbosch University to honour John Kani for his 50-year career

- Local acting legend, John Kani's talents will be acknowledged by the University of Stellenbosch

- The Hollywood star and playwright will be bestowed an honorary doctorate for his contribution to performing arts

- This isn't the first time Kani will be honoured for his achievements

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Briefly.co.za learnt that Stellenbosch University announced it will bestow an honorary doctorate on the legendary South African actor, playwright and Hollywood star, John Kani.

This is in acknowledgement of the actor's talents and contribution to performing arts in a 50-year career.

Kani is one of six people who will receive doctorates during the university's December or January graduation ceremonies.

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In addition, SABC News reported Kani will also be honoured on 29 October at the Market Theatre in Joburg for his contribution to the arts and entertainment field in Mzansi.

A statue of Kani will also be unveiled.

This isn't the legend's first experience at being honoured. About five months ago, the multi-award-winning actor, director and playwright was honoured and given the special award, the Naledi Theatre World Impact Award.

The actor humbly said his thanks on social media. South Africans are very proud of Kani:

Audrey Fredericks

"Congratulations to John Kani for this well-deserved recognition of his contribution."

Lulu Ntweni

"Well deserved, congratulations Mr John Kani."

Sonwabo Mbananga

"Well deserved. This also signals a Stellenbosch University that is evolving. Congratulations all around."

Gxilishe Unathi

"Wow congratulations to him, John Kani, nothing but the truth."

Rachel Slinger

"Well deserved..."

Reign Colleen

"Well done! Great job Stellenbosch University for being the only Uni to recognise talent!"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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