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In the 2020 academic year, unprecedented in its historical significance the world over, Nelson Mandela University will pay homage to five outstanding men and women, who have made a remarkable contribution to society, through their work in the fields of literature, economic development and gender advocacy.
The University will confer honorary doctorate degrees on South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, former South African First Lady, Zanele Mbeki, and literary giants Sindiwe Magona and Ben Okri, as well as businessman and former MTN Chief Executive, Phuthuma Nhleko. The graduation ceremonies will take place during December 2020, with an option of autumn graduation ceremonies in April 2021.