Honorary Doctorate Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng
“The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa challenges all of us to recognise that once upon a time there were injustices in this country and today, we believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it and may God bless South Africa.” These were the sentiments of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, who was acknowledged with an honorary doctoral degree by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Tuesday, 27 March 2018. The University conferred an honorary doctorate on Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng in recognition of his pioneering commitment to serving humankind by upholding the independence of the judiciary and by promoting access to justice in tangible ways. This has earned him widespread respect and admiration for serving humankind. Speaking ahead of the conferral, the Chancellor of UJ, Prof Njabulo Ndebele highlighted the significance of such an honorary degree – both to the recipient and to the University, pointing out that this honorary doctorate is conferred upon Judge Mogoeng as an acknowledgement of his notable contributions within the judiciary sphere - which should remind South Africans to take the Constitution as a guide that will give us unity to build our country and to reconcile us all as South Africans. Mogoeng Thomas Reetsang Mogoeng, born in 1961, is the Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, having assumed office on 8 September 2011. Through his exemplary leadership of the judicial branch of government, he has steadfastly advanced the
From left: The Registrar, Professor Burger Kinta, and chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng.
THIS HONORARY DOCTORATE IS CONFERRED UPON JUDGE MOGOENG AS AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FOR HIS NOTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS WITHIN THE JUDICIARY SPHERE - WHICH SHOULD REMIND SOUTH AFRICANS TO TAKE THE CONSTITUTION AS A GUIDE WHICH WILL GIVE US UNITY TO BUILD OUR COUNTRY AND TO RECONCILE US ALL AS SOUTH AFRICANS.
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