High degrees

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) conferred 55 Doctoral degrees on Monday August 29, along with 108 Masters degrees, 64 honours degrees, 243 undergraduate degrees and 71 diplomas and certificates. Together with the earlier autumn graduation, that means over 100 PhDs and nearly 5000 graduates for 2017. Award-winning UWC scientist Usisipho Feleni, pictured, also received her PhD degree. UWC’s rector and vice-chancellor, Professor Tyrone Pretorius said graduation ceremonies were a time to reflect on and celebrate the successes of UWC students.