- A Cape Town university has revealed their very own Nguni-style graduation gowns
- The gowns were unveiled during the summer graduation period this month
- They were designed by the institution's fashion design students
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology will be unveiling their new African-inspired graduation gowns during the summer graduation period.
The gowns were designed by their fashion design students. The designers drew inspiration from Nguni traditional attire, the CPUT symbol and the country's national flower.
It has taken over a year for the project to reach completion after many feedback sessions with the university management and students.
According to the institution's Fashion Design senior lecturer, Walter Buchholz, the design reinforces the fact that they embrace South African diversity. The final product features beading and embroidery, while still making sure that it is light and comfortable.
A total of 7 068 students will be graduating in a series of 16 ceremonies which started on Saturday, 7 December and will be ending on 13 December.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that a young man has dedicated his life to serving his community. After graduation he returned home to empower the young and unemployed. He hosts summits to help improve the living situations of youth in disadvantaged communities.
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