- Six outstanding individuals will be awarded Honorary Doctorates
- Stellenbosch University announced this inspiring news via media briefings recently
- According to Stellenbosch University officials, the six people have made valuable contributions in various academic fields
Stellenbosch University management recently made the announcement that six outstanding individuals will be awarded Honorary Doctorates for valuable contributions in the fields of medicine, literature, the performing arts, business, science, education and community development.
The recipients are Rwandan paediatrician, Prof Agnes Binagwaho a paediatrician who has made remarkable contributions to improving the health and well-being of people in Rwanda and in the rest of Africa.
The CEO of Artscape and activist for the empowerment of disadvantaged groups, Dr Marlene le Roux, who has been steadfast in empowering and supporting disadvantaged groups in finding fulfilling careers in the arts.
The group chief executive officer of Women Investment Portfolio Holdings and champion of empowering women, Ms Louisa Mojela, who is a well-known figure in corporate South Africa having been a co-founder and long-time Group chief executive officer of Women Investment Portfolio Holdings (WIPHOLD), a company dedicated to the empowerment of women and the creation of development opportunities
The mathematician and scientific leader of international repute, Prof Daya Reddy; the author and recipient of numerous international literary awards, Prof Marlene van Niekerk; and the Chairperson of Umalusi and transformation educationist, Prof John David Volmink are the remaining awardees.
The remarkable recipients of the Honorary Doctorates will receive it in 2021, Stellenbosch University reported. They also said that the doctorates are their way of acknowledging the remarkable work of the aforementioned individuals.
They also said that the recipients of the doctorates serve not only as an inspiration but also as role models to the students of Stellenbosch University.
Briefly.co.za also reported that Kgaogelo Bopape has flown South Africa's flag high. The Grade 12 pupil, who hails from Soweto, managed to obtain an amazing achievement. The 17-year-old Horizon International School pupil walked away with a bronze medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).
The Olympiad was set to be hosted in Russia this year but because of the pandemic, young maths geniuses from around the world took part in it virtually. Bopape not only managed to get a medal, he also made history.
The young maths whizz became the first African to ever get a bronze medal at the IMO. Taking to Facebook, Horizon International School gushed about Bopape's amazing achievement. The post read:
"Well done to our very own Kgaugelo Bopape on being the first African learner to receive a bronze medal at the 61st International Mathematical Olympiad held in Russia. Thank you for making Horizon High School proud and South Africa."
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