Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago will be awarded an
honorary doctorate from Stellenbosch University this week.
According to a statement issued by the university on Friday, on its graduation ceremonies, the Reserve Bank head was named among three other individuals
who will be awarded honorary doctorate degrees.
Kganyago will be awarded the degree Doctor of Commerce, on
Monday December 10, at 17:30.
The other individuals who will receive honorary
doctorates are Prof Homi Bhabha – the world’s foremost postcolonial literary
theorist from Harvard University in the US, Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell – the former
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath who made globally significant contributions
to social psychology and Justice Zak Yacoob,a jurist in the fields of human
rights and constitutional law.
Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Bill Gates, Antjie Krog, Helen
Suzman, Athol Fugard, Tito Mboweni, Naledi Pandor, David Kramer, Thuli
Madonsela, Edwin Cameron and Mervyn King are among others who received honorary
degrees from the university.
Kganyago is also the chair of the International Monetary and
Financial Committee. He was named the Central Banking’s
Governor of the Year for 2018. At the time, his work in defending the independence
of the Reserve Bank was recognised by the organisers of the award – Central Banking.
The governor has been outspoken about the negative impact of populist economic policies.
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