Congratulations to our Graduates of 2020!!

Posted on April 20, 2020

The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies (DHHS) wishes to congratulate all its students that graduated in the virtual Autumn graduation ceremony of 2020. 

We are exceedingly proud of you all as you have attained this milestone achievement of receiving your degrees. We also wish to thank your parents, partners, relatives and friends who have walked this journey with you and made this dream a reality. You have done yourselves proud and we want to take this opportunity of wishing you everything of the very best for your future careers as graduates – albeit in the public or private sector, or pursuing your studies further.

A further congratulations to our 28 Honours students who completed their postgraduate studies! This is a wonderful achievement as we know how hard you worked to qualify for admission into the postgraduate programs in either History or Heritage and Cultural Tourism. We are very proud of you as you should be of yourselves. The DHHS is also delighted to announce that 40% of these Honours student completed their degrees with distinction!

The DHHS is also exceedingly proud of the six students who attained the Masters’ degrees in History and Heritage and Cultural Tourism. Half of these were also awarded with distinction. This is indeed an excellent achievement all round and we as a Department of very proud of your successes. Congratulations and very well done to you all: Matikoe Matsoso, Itumeleng Masiteng, Dominique Niemand, Sarah Meewes, Marius Scheepers and Elize Soer.

We are also very proud to announce that one of our cum laude Masters’ students in History, Elize Soer, who completed her all her degrees in the DHHS (BA, Honours and Masters’) was just awarded a doctoral scholarship to go to Germany to the International Max Planck Research School in Cologne. This is a fantastic achievement Elize – and we wish you well.

This graduation also saw the awarding of a Doctoral degree in History to Vicky Heunis. We are so very proud of Vicky who has been a student in the DHHS since 1999. She attained her BA degree cum laude with a triple major in History, Cultural History as well as Heritage and Cultural Tourism. She then completed her Honours in Heritage and Cultural Tourism with a selection of Museum Science modules and modules from Tourism Management – and was also one of the founder members of the award-winning UP Campus Tours. She then attained her Masters’ degree in Cultural History, also with distinction. Her doctorate, which was awarded in Autumn 2020, was very well received and will soon be published as a monograph. Very well done Vicky – you have done the DHHS, your lecturers as well as your Alma Mater very proud!


Published by Ian Macqueen

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