- Retired television anchor Noxolo Grootboom has been given an honorary doctorate in philosophy from Nelson Mandela University
- Grootboom retired last year following a 27-year-long career in journalism and her contribution to journalism and language has been acknowledged with the honorary degree
- She has also received a doctorate from Rhodes University, she was conferred a degree of Doctor of Letters
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Retired television anchor Noxolo Grootboom has been given an honorary doctorate in philosophy from Nelson Mandela University for her contribution to journalism and language.
Grootboom retired last year following a 27-year-long career in journalism. She was given the doctorate in acknowledgement of her amazing career and contribution to the IsiXhosa language.
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Grootboom was born in Lady Frere in the Eastern Cape on 8 October 1960, in 1981 she moved to Soweto where she studied at a computer academy and took up a position at the SABC as a typist.
An opportunity came knocking in 1990 when she was to read a news bulletin in place of the late news anchor Mam' Thandi Mesetywa.
She did such a good job that the broadcaster asked her to continue as an anchor on the isiXhosa news.
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Source: Briefly News