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UFS awards honorary doctorate to Minister Pravin Gordhan
2010-05-21

Prof. Teuns Verschoor, acting Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the UFS, hands the honorary doctorate to Minister Gordhan.
Photo: Stephen Collett

The University of the Free State (UFS) awarded an honorary doctorate to Mr Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Finance, during its autumn graduation and diploma ceremony in Bloemfontein this week. The degree Philosophiae Doctor (Honoris Causa) was awarded to Minister Gordhan for the significant improvements in the performance of the South African Revenue Service (SARS); the restructuring of the customs system; and for ensuring that the South African Customs Administration has become a key player in the drive towards customs initiatives in the region. Minister Gordhan was also honoured for his chairmanship of the Council of World Customs Organisation (WCO), in which he served from 2000-2006.

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