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TUT Faculty of Humanities Graduations Commence on High Note



TUT Faculty of Humanities Graduations Commence on High Note

At Soshanguve South Campus, the University’s 2023 Autumn graduation ceremonies began on 11-14 April with the Faculty of Humanities.

With Dr Makisi Marhanele, who was granted an Honorary Doctorate, is Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tinyiko Maluleke.

Three thousand six hundred and ninety graduates from the Faculty received degrees this year, including 1962 Honours, Postgraduate Diplomas, and BTechs. A high number of Masters’ and Doctoral graduates has been produced by the Faculty, with 50 Masters’ degrees and 32 Doctoral degrees graduating in 2022. Twenty-five Masters’ and eleven Doctoral degrees were conferred this autumn from a variety of disciplines.

TUT Faculty of Humanities Graduations Commence on High Note

The doctorates were conferred on two members of the staff. Sabelinah Mmabjala Tshoane, an nGap lecturer at the Polokwane Campus, received a Doctor of Policing degree from the Department of Applied Languages. Martha Kabinde was awarded a Doctor of Language Practice degree from the Department of Applied Languages.

The Chancellor’s Trophy for the Baccalaureus Educationis: (FET): (General) Cum Laude was awarded to Mengo Cosmos Masuku. Having seen the rewards of hard work, I feel blessed and humbled. My goal is to pursue my Honours degree in Computer Sciences, and I have already registered for it. I plan to continue my Masters program until I am able to complete my PhD. Mengo Masuku confided, “I might someday become a lecturer at TUT.”.

Additionally, two students with visual impairments graduated from the faculty. The Bachelor of Education degree for Rebone Yvette Mogale is in General Education and Training (Intermediate phase), and the National Diploma for Sedzani Netshikweta in Public Management.

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According to Netshikweta, people with disabilities have limited resources to continue their studies. The achievement, however, made him overjoyed. This sentiment was echoed by Mogale who achieved her qualification cum laude. For their support and assistance during her studies, she thanked her lecturers and TUT’s Disability Unit.

During the Faculty’s graduation ceremonies on 14 April, Dr Max Makisi Marhanele was honoured with the honour of DOCTOR OF LANGUAGE PRACTICE, Honoris Causa. He was an outstanding educator, former principal, and extraordinary indigenous language writer.

As a beacon of change in the transformation of South African academia, Dr Marhanele expressed his delight at the University’s leadership.

A school such as TUT recognizing indigenous achievements like mine is a significant step forward. To legitimize and expand Xitsonga literature throughout the world, I will continue to contribute. He expressed his sincere gratitude.

Mengo Cosmos Masuku received the Chancellor’s Trophy for the Baccalaureus Education, Cum Laude.

Sedzani Netshikweta received the National Diploma in Public Management.

Rebone Yvette Mogale, a visually impaired student who obtained the Bachelor of Education Honours in general education and training (intermediate phase).

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