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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Decision of FSPHRA regarding possible covering of the MT Steyn statue
Decision of FSPHRA regarding possible covering of the MT Steyn statue

UFS special task team supports conditions stated in the FSPHRA’s permit.

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Applications for 2019 are now open
Applications for 2019 are now open

More information regarding the 2019 applications.

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Bright future for Two Oceans winner and former Kovsie Gerda Steyn
Bright future for Two Oceans winner and former Kovsie Gerda Steyn

Two Oceans winner has fond memories from alma mater.

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Submissions received regarding the covering of the MT Steyn statue
Submissions received regarding the covering of the MT Steyn statue

The special task team would like to thank those who submitted oral and written submissions.

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