The University of South Africa (Unisa) has conferred the degree of Doctor of Social Work posthumously on the late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela for her doing social work and impacting the lives of many South Africans and fighting the apartheid system.
Madikizela-Mandela, who was a professional social worker, was also recognised for her role in community development and women empowerment.
The university recently renamed three buildings after Madikizela-Mandela.
Madikizela-Mandela’s grandson, Zondwa Mandela, who received the award on behalf of the family, says this a proud moment for the family.
Meanwhile, Unisa Vice-Chancellor Prof Mala Makhanya says:”We always say that everything else in life has its own time. It may not have happened at any other time but this is an appropriate time.”
“You may be aware that we recently renamed this building that is an academic building in the university as a Winnie – Madikizela – Mandela building , that says something profound about our view of the lady that we have honoured tonight.”