Chief Justice to receive doctorate

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy.

South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will today be awarded with an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy at the North West University in Mahikeng.

The Chief Justice will receive the prestigious honour as hundreds of education and law students graduate with their degrees.

He was appointed as Chief Justice in 2011, following a controversial interview which was broadcast live on national television.

This is the first Honorary Doctorate he will receive since assuming the position of Chief Justice.

Mogoeng, who is a former preacher, received a warm welcome from parents and students outside the hall, who say he regularly visits their churches.

He is expected to address students and the media on a range of issues after receiving his doctorate today.