Former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela. Picture / EPA / African News Agency (ANA)

Durban - Former Public Protector, Professor, Thuli Madonsela is to be awarded the University of KwaZulu-Natal's highest honour in law, the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa.

According to UKZN,  Madonsela is being recognised for her outstanding contribution to the betterment of society. 

She is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and is best known for her former role as Public Protector of South Africa.

She will be honoured at the UKZN College of Law and Management Studies Spring Graduation ceremony on Thursday.

Madonsela is an advocate and professor of law, and was instrumental in drafting South Africa’s constitution. She also brought to light the R246m worth of upgrades at former President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead.

The university will confer degrees on 1977 graduands, 60% percent of whom are women. Three students have completed their studies summa cum laude and 30 cum laude. In all there are 1 007 undergraduate and 970 postgraduate degrees. There are 555 masters and 234 doctoral students, while 186 of the graduands are international students.

A total of 875 degrees will be conferred in the College of Humanities, 584 in the College of Law and Management Studies, 315 in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, and 203 in the College of Health Sciences

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