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8 July 2021
First Vice-Rector of the University of the Western Cape, Professor Jaap Durand, awarded honorary citizenship of Stellenbosch

The long-time Stellenbosch resident is a distinguished academic, theologian, writer and advocate for human rights. 

Executive Mayor Gesie van Deventer, who bestowed the Honarary Citizenship Award in recognition for Prof Duraand’s contribution to Stellenbosch as well as the broader South African Society, said: “Throughout his life and career he has made significant contributions in unifying South Africa and speaking out against the injustices of our past.”

She added: “Professor Durand is wellknown in theological circles and is also highly regarded in the academic community for his role at UWC and for his work in creating inclusive spaces for students and academics.”

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