UKZN Virtual Graduation


Welcome to your Virtual Graduation

Your past academic year leading up to this celebration of your achievements has been unprecedented in its challenges, as you all know only too well.

Foremost in everyone’s lives amid your academic priorities has been the COVID-19 pandemic that swept across the globe and is ominously still here with us today – as it will be for the significant future. It is in the interests of safety – yours, ours, and our respective loved ones, and in observing the stipulated health protocols, that our graduations are again being held in the virtual space.

'Start Strong ...

Ms Mary de Haas

Doctor of Laws (LLD) honoris causa - Rhodes University

‘Congratulations on your achievements, but don’t rest on your laurels, keep on learning throughout your life and try to excel in your field. Be grateful for what you have - even basics like a roof over your head, enough food, clean water and a good education in a country where so many of our people lack those basics.’

Graduates of the College of Law & Management Studies

You did it!

Dear Graduands

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2021 and welcome to all of you to this virtual Graduation Ceremony. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we are constrained in meeting face to face, but know that recording and honouring your success virtually has the same significance and meaning as it would have, had we been able to gather in person.

Message from the Vice-Chancellor

Messages From

Mr Fanle Sibisi

President: UKZN Convocation

No matter where you find yourselves in the months ahead, in the years ahead, wherever you may be in the country, and whichever twists and turns your careers take over the coming decades, your graduation today brings with it two distinguishing features.

Ms Normah Zondo

Executive Director: Corporate Relations (Acting)

You have completed your degrees and diplomas in the middle of a life-threatening pandemic that continues to disrupt every aspect of life.

Moses Nkambako

UKZN SRC President

Education is a right and not a gift. On behalf of the Student Representative Council (SRC) we congratulate you on your success. A great achievement under very difficult times in our country. You do our generation proud.

Class of 2021 Numbers

Agriculture, Engineering & Science
Health Sciences
Law & Management Studies
Dr Siphelele Zulu

Head of UKZN HR Division Graduates Achieves Master’s Degree

‘When I enrolled at UKZN in 2015, obtaining a master’s degree had not been a priority in my future plans. The goal was to get a B Com, possibly pursue honours, and then leave! However, the incredibly inspiring and passionate staff in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance convinced me to stay on. One is constantly motivated by them to achieve more. 

Ms Fikile Dube

Master of Finance cum laude

Fourteen School of Management, IT and Governance Honours Candidates Graduate with Distinction

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