Graduation goes virtual amid COVID-19 lockdown

8 April 2020, 7:31 PM
In South Africa and around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted all aspects of life including education. Most universities have now opted to host virtual graduations to confer certificates, diplomas and degrees to the laureates.
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