CUT Chancellor celebrates the newly graduated doctors

The Chancellor’s Doctorandi Dinner is one of the happiest ceremonies in the university calendar intended to recognise and make an important landmark of the personal achievement of doctoral graduates who have attained a pinnacle of scholarship. Hosted by the Chancellor, Madam Justice Mahube Molemela, the soiree is also envisaged to acknowledge families of the graduates for their commitment and continued support as well as to celebrate and welcome them as new members within the intellectual community.

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In her welcome address, the hostess, Madam Justice Molemela congratulated the newly crowned doctors for their hard work, perseverance, commitment. “I dedicate this event to all of you. What you have achieved today is an outcome of consistent application of the mind to complex issues confronting humanity and communities. As CUT we want to celebrate with you and show respect to you for having earned that precious prize from us. Your achievement is a good reflection on the institutions’ intention to promote hallmarks as an academic institution, namely- teaching and learning, research and community engagement. Our teaching here is designed to constantly develop our capacity to teach our students how to learn and how to take charge of their thoughts.  What many of our students know is not as important as to what they do with what they know.”

She further expressed her appreciation to the academics who played a tremendous role in the development of students. “Much of your achievements could not be attained without the support of the intellectual community within the university. On that note, I wish to express my appreciation to management, our academics for their close involvement in the work of our students; and for their commitment towards strengthening the research and innovation capacity within their respective academic and research portfolios so that this university continues to increase the development of world-class postgraduate programmes, and high-quality outputs in research, she said.

In conclusion, the Chancellor applauded Dr Seane for his involvement and contribution during his tenure as Chairperson of Council. “I want to commend Dr Seane for his contribution to this university.  You served this university under challenging yet rewarding times. You were not discouraged at all. You ran a good race.  For me, it has been a huge privilege and honour to have served in this council with you in the past.  You have been instrumental in a number of projects that came to fruition. These include infrastructure projects that we are unveiling during this Heritage month.  You have helped this university to write its own narrative through this project.  I want to assure you that CUT is still in good hands. We have new players, new blood with new vision and strategy.”



From left: Prof. Henk de Jager, Vice-Chancellor and Principal; Prof. Alfred Ngowi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research Innovation and Engagement; Dr Loganathan Munsamy, Dr Esther Palmer, Dr Jimmy Makoni, Madam Justice Mahube Molemela, Chancellor; Dr Pitso Kheza, Dr Sephiri Hlohlolo, Dr Dalene Crowther, Dr Jane Nkhebenyane, Dr Mohammad Parvez and Dr Jacques Combrinck.


Uploaded: 13 September 2018

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