Dr Mpho Tshivhase at UJ Art Centre, situated at the University’s APK campus, on Thursday, 26th April 2018. Photo by: Nokulunga Sandra Mthembu.

UJ Awards First Black Woman In SA With Philosophy Doctoral Degree

South Africa’s first, black woman was awarded her Doctoral Degree in Philosophy by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on the Thursday, 12th April 2018.

Dr Mpho Tshivhase, who was supervised by Prof Thaddeus Metz, received her qualification which forms part of 50 doctoral degrees the Institution has conferred for this year’s first graduation season.

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The thesis of such a qualification is termed as, Towards a Normative Theory of Uniqueness of Persons, in which “Dr Tshivhase argues that a unique identity, though related to other values such as happiness and morality, is not identical with them,” wrote UJ’s VC Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala in the 20th April 2018 letter to staff and students of the University.

“She champions the view that individuality is something worth having in its own right,” he added.  

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Gaby Ndongo Nkolo is a liberal Congolese nationalist who is currently studying Journalism at the University of Johannesburg. He works as a journalist for both The Open Journal and The Journalist. His interests are diverse ranging from skateboarding, boxing, the culinary arts, cycling and most importantly journalism which brought with it, interests in reading and writing. In particular Gaby enjoys activities that require speed or concentration; however, music beguiles his soul and rejuvenates his mind. This individual’s aspiration is to always be his true self and love who he is as a person; additionally, he aims to appreciate people for who they are as individuals.

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