Wits Confers Degrees and Honorary Doctorates Online
The Chancellor of Wits University, Dr Judy Dlamini constituted a congregation on 7 July 2020 as per the University’s statutory requirements, in order to confer the July 2020 graduation cluster of degrees, diplomas and certificates, in a closed ceremony.
[WATCH] A video of the closed July 2020 graduation ceremony in which the Chancellor, Dr Judy Dlamini, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof. Adam Habib and the Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Postgraduate Affairs, Prof. Zeblon Vilakazi, congratulate graduands on their achievements.
Witsies who have successfully completed their qualification can only be issued with a certificate once details appear on an official graduation programme and the qualification is conferred in accordance with the University’s rules. The names of all graduands appear in the graduation booklets.
Graduates will still have a chance to participate in a stage-crossing ceremony when circumstances permit. Over 1 200 graduands from five faculties would have walked across the stage in the Wits Great Hall this week. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the traditional graduations have not taken place.
Wits bestowed honorary doctorates on two great South Africans on 7 July 2020 – Professor Emeritus Isidor (Issy) Segal, a renowned gastroenterologist and Dr John Kani, the legendary artist.