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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Singh dedicates honorary doctorate to Kathrada

HONOURED: CPUT’s newly elected Chancellor, honourable Thandi Modise, honorary doctorate recipient Anant Sing, Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Design, Johannes Cronjé and Acting Vice-Chancellor, Dr John Volmink during the graduation ceremony HONOURED: CPUT’s newly elected Chancellor, honourable Thandi Modise, honorary doctorate recipient Anant Sing, Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Design, Johannes Cronjé and Acting Vice-Chancellor, Dr John Volmink during the graduation ceremony

Acclaimed film producer Anant Singh, who has been awarded an honorary doctorate from CPUT, has dedicated the accolade to the late struggle stalwart, Ahmed Kathrada.

Singh, the producer of films such as Sarafina and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was honoured with a Doctorate in Technology in Design for his outstanding contribution to the development and sustainability of the South African film industry.

“I want to dedicate this amazing accolade to Ahmed Kathrada,” Singh said during the graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Informatics and Design, during which his honorary doctorate was conferred.

“He was an exceptional human being and I was very fortunate to have him as a friend. He was a selfless leader, committed to humanity, a fighter and warrior for the downtrodden and less fortunate – not only of this country but people around the world.”

He urged the graduates to learn from Kathrada’s life.

“I would like to accept this accolade with humility and appreciation and acknowledging many thousands of people that come together to make films.

CPUT Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr John Volmink said the ceremony was a very special one.

“It is our privilege to have in our midst for the first time the newly elected Chancellor of CPUT, Thandi Modise.”

Modise is the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces and took over as chancellor from Trevor Manuel.

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Health and Wellness Sciences and Informatics and Design Faculties.