Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa has bestowed Professor Musa Dube an honorary doctorate. Professor Dube was bestowed the Doctor of Theology (DTh), honoris causa at SU’s second graduation ceremony on March 20, 2018 as part of the institution’s centenary commemoration.
“I’m greatly honored and humbled to be a recipient of an honorary doctorate from your illustrious university at this moment of its history celebrating 100 years of existing, educating and self-transformation,” said Professor Dube upon receiving the honor.
SU is one of the leading tertiary institutions in Africa, and has acknowledged Professor Dube as an internationally recognised scholar and social activist. The honorary degree she received was in recognition of “having pioneered a new way of reading the Bible in pursuit of justice for all, including African women and peoples still suffering the consequences of colonization, and for drawing on her discipline to fight HIV/AIDS on the continent, being a prime example of socially engaged scholarship,” says a statement from SU.