Since 1950, we have recognised individual excellence through our honorary awards, honorary doctorates, shields of honour, Council medals, and Chancellor’s Medals. Some of these individuals include:

  • E van Heerden: Late South African poet – DLitt 1991
  • NR Mandela: Late former South African President – LLD 2001
  • P Gordhan: Former South African Minister of Finance – PhD 2010
  • D Tutu: First black Archbishop of Cape Town – DTh 2011
  • OG Winfrey: American media proprietor and philanthropist – DEd 2011
  • M Nussbaum: American philosopher with 56 honorary degrees from universities across the world – DLitt 2012
  • MA Oduyoye: Africa’s first and foremost woman theologian – DTh 2015
  • TA Manuel: Former South African Minister of Finance – DEcon 2016

List of honorary awards, honorary doctorates, and Council and Chancellor's Medals

Honorary Awards UFS

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Returning and current students - Important information regarding 2018 UFS tuition fees
Returning and current students - Important information regarding 2018 UFS tuition fees

Further to the email concerning fees for 2018.

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