Varsity confers honorary doctorate on judge

Khangale Makhado

Khangale Makhado

The University of Limpopo will today confer an honorary doctorate on Deputy Judge President of the Transvaal Provincial Division, Mathale Phineas Mojapelo, at a graduation ceremony to be held at the campus' Tiro Hall.

University spokesman Kgalema Mohuba told Sowetan yesterday an honorary LLD would be conferred on Judge Mojapelo, who is also a graduate of the university.

Mojapelo completed his BProc and LLB degrees from the then University of the North and also lectured in its Faculty of Law.

He was interested in deepening his understanding of law, particularly as it related to the protection and promotion of human rights.

Mojapelo has from 1985 to date received a considerable number of awards and appointments here and abroad.

He was also national secretary of the Black Lawyers Association and its national president from 1991 to 1995.

Mojapelo also contributed in the National Democratic Lawyers Association, Law Society of the Northern Province, Council of the Law Society of South Africa and the Judicial Services Commission.