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UKZN hosts Spring Graduation ceremonies (11-12 September 2019)

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will be hosting the annual UKZN Spring Graduation Ceremonies on 11 and 12 September 2019 at the Sports Centre on the UKZN Westville Campus.

The ceremonies are held mostly for graduands who have completed their studies between April and August each year. UKZN will confer degrees on 1 977 graduands, 60% of them women.

Renowned human rights lawyer and former Public Protector of South Africa, Professor Thulisile "Thuli" Madonsela, will receive an Honorary Doctorate from UKZN. The Chancellor of UKZN, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, will confer on her the *Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Thursday, 12 September 2019 at 10am. Madonsela is being recognised for her outstanding contribution to the betterment of South African society.

University management is especially proud of the three *summa cum laude and 30 *cum laude graduands who have completed their studies with distinction.

UKZN will award 1 007 undergraduate and 970 post-graduate degrees. There are 555 masters and 234 doctoral students; 186 of the graduands are international students.

A total of 875 degrees will be conferred in the College of Humanities, 584 in the College of Law and Management Studies, 315 in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, and 203 in the College of Health Sciences.

The graduation ceremonies will be held as follows:

The sessions will be held as follows:

Wednesday, 11 September:10h00 - College of Humanities14h30 - College of Humanities

Thursday, 12 September:10h00 - College of Law and Management Studies14h30 - College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science & College of Health Sciences

Go to for more information on the UKZN September 2019 Graduation Ceremonies.

Issued by:Mr Ashton BodrickExecutive Director: Corporate Relations DivisionUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal

To attend the graduation ceremonies and for further information please contact:

Sejal Desai, Media Liaison Officer on 031 260 7829 / 083 284 9333 or at [email protected] Moodley, Media Liaison Officer on 031 260 7213 / 083 555 9508 or at [email protected]

Graduands are persons who are about to graduate/receive their academic qualifications.

To graduate summa cum laude is to:I) Have obtained a credit-weighted average of at least 80% in all modules required for the qualification;II) Successfully completed all modules in the curriculum at the first attempt and without recourse to supplementary examinations; andIII) Completed the degree in a prescribed minimum time.

A cum laude graduate follows the same criteria with the exception of the credit-weighted average being at least 75% in all required modules.

* We will share more information on the graduands as the ceremonies progress.