CUT has a proud history of honouring prominent leaders and world-renowned individuals for their leadership roles in society and their contributions to the advancement of human kind, and Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) as a young and innovative institution.

The following recipients of CUT’s honorary doctorates and masters have been awarded.

Year

Awardee

Honorary Degrees Awarded (honoris causa)

2001

Dr NR Mandela

Doctor Technologiae: Education

2003

Dr K Mokhele

Doctor Technologiae: Management

2003

Trevor Manuel

Doctor Technologiae: Business Management

2004

University mergers: Technikon Free State and Vista Welkom Campus officially becomes Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT)  on 1 January 2004.

2004

Prof. K Asmal

Doctor Technologiae: Education

2004

Dr T Wohlers

Doctor Technologaie: Mechanical Engineering

2004

Dr MA Pyoos

Doctor Technologaie: Management

2005

Dr S Mthembi-Mahanyele

Doctor Technologaie: Management

2006

Dr D Tutu

Doctor Technologiae: Education

2006

Dr P Molemela

Doctor Technologiae: Management

2007

Dr CA Troskie

Doctor Technologiae: Management

2009

Dr PJ Gordhan

Doctor Technologiae: Business Administration

2013

Dr HSP Mashaba

Doctor Technologiae: Business Administration

2014

Dr G Marcus

Doctor Technologiae: Business Administration

2015

Prof. ZKG Mda

Doctor Technologiae: Language Practice

2017

Prof. S Ramakrishna

Doctor Technologiae: Engineering

2018

Mr L Mule

Masters Technologiae: Business Administration

2019Dr Brand PretoriusDoctorate of Management Sciences in Marketing Management
2020Dr KD NkhathoDoctor Technologiae: Communication in Language Practices
2021Prof. IJ MosalaDoctor Technologiae: Business Administration
2021Dr JS ChakaDoctor of Philosophy: Environmental Health
2022Dr CJ Hansen
Doctor Technologiae: Mechanical Engineering
2023Dr D Mashile-NkosiDoctor of Philosophy in Management Sciences (Entrepreneurship)
2023Dr S Joosub
Doctor of Philosophy in Management Sciences (Business Administration)



The honorary degrees awarded are listed in the CUT Calendar – Honorary degrees, https://www.cut.ac.za/calendar

Chancellor's Excellence Awards

Recipients of the Chancellor’s Excellence Award have demonstrated leadership and the capacity to guide as well as motivate others to excellence. The recipients have proven commitment to serving the community and improving the lives of others.

Year

Awardee

In recognition

2017

Mr Teboho Loate

Leadership and community involvement

2018

Dr Sylvan Seane

Leadership and community involvement

2019

Dr Ellen Blekie

Community involvement

2021

Dr Tate Makgoe

Leadership

2023Mr George Ellert CohenHospitality Management
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