HRH, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi with MUT Acting VC, Professor Marcus Ramogale, second from right; and academic Deans, from left, Dr Bheka Ntshangase; Professor Roger Coopoosamy; and Professor Babatunde Bakare

Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) will this week honour three South Africans, who have contributed to South Africa’s development and served humanity in their various careers, during its graduation ceremonies which run from Monday, 08 August to Saturday, 13 August 2022.

MUT Founder, freedom fighter, politician and education champion, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi; world-renowned clinical infectious diseases epidemiologist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim; and author, businesswoman, philanthropist, medical doctor, and academic doctor, Dr Judy Dlamini; will be honoured during various graduation ceremonies. Prince Buthelezi will be honoured during the Faculty of Engineering graduation ceremony; Professor Karim will be honoured during the Faculty of Natural Sciences ceremony; while Dr Dlamini will be honoured during the Faculty of Management Sciences graduation ceremony.

Prince Buthelezi will be honoured at the first ceremony on Monday, 08 August 2022, and will attend the ceremony. He is especially honoured for championing education for black youths at the height of South Africa’s segregated past. You can watch the ceremony through:

Professor Karim is well-known for leading a team of top scientists who advised the Department of Health, the National Coronavirus Command Council and

Professor Salim Abdool Karim (Source: Columbia Mailman School of Public Health)

the Cabinet on the Covid-19 pandemic. Professor Karim is also the Director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban; CAPRISA Professor of Global Health at Columbia University, New York; as well as an Adjunct Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard University, Boston; Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Cornell University, New York; and Pro Vice-Chancellor (for Research) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Professor Karim will be honoured on Thursday, 11 August 2022. You can watch the ceremony through:

Dr Dlamini will be honoured on Friday, 12 August 2022. Dr Dlamini is one of South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs and served and continues to serve on various organisational boards. She is the Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Mbekani Group, and Co-Founder and sponsor of her family’s PBO, Mkhiwa Trust. The trust is aimed at social upliftment.

Dr Judy Dlamini (Source: Google)

Dr Dlamini is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader with a career that spans decades. For her success, Dr Dlamini has been honoured with numerous awards and honorary doctorates from UKZN and Nelson Mandela University. Dr Dlamini has so far published three books: “Equal but different: Women Leader’s Life Stories – overcoming race, gender and social class”, “The Other Story: Fireside Chat with African Leaders”, and co-authored “Grow to be great”. She also published two journal articles entitled: “Social justice and psychology: conjunction in a time of peril” and “GBV Twin Pandemic to COVID-19”. You can watch the ceremony through: