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South Africa: Vusi Mahlasela to receive honorary Doctorate in September
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Africans rising South Africa: Vusi Mahlasela to receive honorary Doctorate in September

Vusi Mahlasela, popularly called “The Voice of South Africa,” who was set to be conferred with a honorary doctorate by the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal for his contribution to society through his music could not receive his award this week due to illness. The university said it hopes the musician will be well enough to receive the degree at its spring graduation ceremony in September, 2018.

Esther Mahlangu, the matriarch of contemporary Ndebele art, receives honorary doctorate
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Africans rising Esther Mahlangu, the matriarch of contemporary Ndebele art, receives honorary doctorate

At the age of 82, internationally acclaimed Ndebele artist Esther Nikwambi Mahlangu will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg for “her legacy as a cultural entrepreneur, skillfully negotiating local and global worlds, and as an educator,” said the executive dean of the UJ Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Prof Federico Freschi

Youngest Batswana Cabinet Minister Bogolo J Kenewendo is Career Goals
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Africans rising Youngest Batswana Cabinet Minister Bogolo J Kenewendo is Career Goals

Social media users across the continent are celebrating the appointment of 30 year-old Bogolo Joy Kenewendo as Botswana’s new Investment, Trade and Industry Minister. Kenewendo first joined parliament in 2016 as an MP becoming the country’s youngest MP. Kenewendo is a trained trade and economic diplomacy professional. However, her accession to parliament and cabinet at such a young age is not the only reason why she should be everyone’s career goals.