Internationally renowned paediatric bone health specialist and clinician, Professor John Pettifor, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by his alma mater.
Honorary doctorate awarded to stellar student who became an exception researcher and academic.
Wits University bestowed an honorary doctorate on Marjorie Manganye for her selfless, lifelong dedication and service to the ill, frail and elderly.
Wits University has awarded an honorary doctorate to Professor John Gear, who introduced the concept of primary health care at his Alma Mater in 1979.
Mosa Mabuza, Wits alumnus and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Geosciences urges graduands to seek knowledge and wisdom.
Holding down three demanding roles or more is a reality for many of the students pursuing higher degrees.
5 December is a historic day in South Africa and is associated with life events of major liberation leaders.
Investec CEO, Stephen Koseff, tells graduands that together, under the banner of a common purpose, there are no limits to what South Africa can achieve.
Prof.Helen Rees, internationally renowned expert in HIV prevention, vaccines, and reproductive health urged graduands to be fearless and “do the right thing."
Accomplished business leader, Jabulane Mabuza commended the Class of 2016 for their tenacious spirit in defying the odds.
Teaching and researching South African history is a privilege and an obligation.
Music icon Hugh Masekela tells graduands to "go out there and kick some booty’.
Distinguished engineer and author of Pyrosim software, Dr Rodney Jones, shared his passion for continued professional development with Witsies.
The responsibility to make South Africa a great country lies with its people, not the politicians says business tycoon and philanthropist Patrice Motsepe.
An honorary doctorate for seasoned activist and lecturer, Professor Eddie Webster, who pioneered the study of labour in South Africa.
Humanities graduands encouraged to belief in themselves and to set goals for themselves.
"The world is presumed to be about power, and the humanities is about talking the truth power," says Professor Dilip Menon.
Seven Wits staff members graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education [PGDipE(HE)] during the Faculty of Humanities graduation ceremony.
SCA Justice Carole Lewis tells graduates that besieged as we are by bad news daily and by crisis in government, we tend to forget how bad the old days were.
Wits School of Education praised for shaping future teachers and educators.
Former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, receives an honorary doctorate from Wits.
Professor Harvey Dale from New York University receives an honorary doctorate from Wits University.
Prof. Loyiso Nongxa, former Vice-Chancellor of Wits today delivered the keynote address at the Faculty of Science graduation ceremony.
Wits awarded alumnus, Adrian Gore, founder and CEO of Discovery Group, an honorary doctorate for his entrepreneurialism and contribution to healthcare.
Wits has awarded the University Gold Medal to SECTION27, a public interest law centre that works towards equality and social justice in South Africa.
Professor Robin Crewe encouraged Science graduates to advance the science revolution and inspire upcoming scientists.
The University awarded the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) a Gold Medal for its sterling contribution to society.
Receiving his honorary doctorate, Professor William Pick tells new doctors they have a much bigger role to play than keeping their patients healthy.
Professor Cuthbert Musingwini urges graduands to continue learning and to remain relevant throughout their future careers.
Wits' Professor Peter Cooper urges graduates to make a difference in the health sector.
Professor Beric Skews honoured for his distinguished contributions to South African science and engineering.
Professor Crain Soudien urges graduands to use their education to overcome their fears.
Enthusiastic young people should be given a chance, even if they don’t have the experience.
South African Cuban-trained doctors have graduated at Wits through an agreement forged by Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro in 1996.
Professor George Ellis challenges graduands to value the humanity of all and make a difference in the lives of others.
Carruthers has built a remarkable career as a wildlife author and environmental consultant.
Professor Glenda Gray tells Health Sciences graduates that medical history can be made in South Africa by doctors at Wits.
Santu Mofokeng documented life in South Africa and the struggle against Apartheid.
Professor Anton Harber advised graduands of the Faculty of Humanities to choose their friends, battles, and enemies wisely.
Mark Heywood, one of South Africa’s most prominent social rights activists, posed important questions to graduates from the Faculty of Humanities.
Isaac Shongwe's life lessons guides students to reaching beyond success.
Vuyo Jack, founder of Empowerdex, says SA needs a new breed of leadership.
Successful people fail, they fail many times and they fail quickly, says Doug Anderson, speaker at a Humanities graduation ceremony on 31 March 2016.
The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, says South Africa has a new struggle that he wants people to join.
Bidvest CEO and founder honoured for his contribution to business and society in South Africa.
Various tools measuring the status of South African households show a steady increase in the education levels of the country.
It is harder to resist this (moral) slippage than to go along with it.
Andrew Forbes reminded graduands that their future success is also the success of the University.
Lee Berger tells Science graduands that many more discoveries are out there waiting to be made.
Proverb: We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
Professor Ames Dhai navigates graduands towards an ethical path.
Honoray Doctorate in Music adds to Khumalo's long list of accolades.
Sir Jack Zunz has received an Honorary Doctorate of Science in Engineering.
The opportunities as a medical graduate to contribute to nation building are second to none - Shabir Madhi.
The achievements of scientific and technological advances have raised ethical issues, creating an irony around these developments.
Tito Mboweni warns against inconsistent policies.
Dr Julien Hoffman receives honorary doctorate for his research, his clinical work and his teaching.
Former president, Kgalema Motlanthe, delivered the keynote address at a graduation ceremony where public servants graduated.
South Africa’s leading lensman, Peter Magubane, receives an honorary doctorate degree.
Education specialist, Professor Yusuf Sayed, addresses CLM graduates.
Veteran journalist Raymond Louw receives honorary Doctor of Literature.
Professor Claudine Storbeck, founder of Deaf Education and the Director of the Centre for Deaf Studies, addresses graduates.
Professor Rehana Vally, Chair for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria, addresses graduates.
Sharon Lewis, a city development practitioner and Programme Manager for South Cape at the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership, addresses graduates.
Dr Meyya Meyyappan, Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology NASA receives honorary Doctor of Science.
Ivan Vladislavić, Distinguished Professor in Wits University’s Creative Writing Department, addresses graduates.
Kathrada was awarded a Doctor of Literature (DLitt) degree during the annual December Graduation Ceremony.