Honouring Ramaphosa's brother-in-law: Patrice Motsepe gets Stellenbosch centennial doctorate

Honouring Ramaphosa's brother-in-law: Patrice Motsepe gets Stellenbosch centennial doctorate

- The Stellenbosch University announced they would be honouring Patrice Motsepe, Thabo Magoba and Max Du Press with doctorates as part of their centennial celebrations this year

- The institution would honour a total of 14 thought leaders, including founder of Gift of the Givers‚ Dr Imtiaz Sooliman and Professor Brian O’Connell

- The doctorates would be awarded at the March graduation ceremony

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The Stellenbosch University would be awarding honorary doctorated to 14 thought leaders as part of its centennial celebrations this year.

Among the 14 leaders were mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba and veteran journalist Max du Preez, Times LIVE reported.

Briefly.co.za gathered the leaders would be given the doctorates in March, at the university’s graduation ceremony.

According to vice-chancellor Wim de Villiers, the recipients were all respected local and international though leaders.

“They exemplify not only graduate attributes that we aim to instill in our students‚ but also the qualities we seek to take with us into the future as we enter the second century of our existence as a leading university.”, de Villiers added.

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The South African president’s brother-in-law was described by the university as a “trailblazer for responsible corporate citizenship and business entrepreneur”.

Makgoba, who they called a voice of reason, would be honoured for his part in the fight for equal access to education.

The intuition added Du Preez’s journalistic work, which was described as uncompromising, principled and independent, placed him among those honoured.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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