VETERAN film director Dr John Kani has bagged another accolade after he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Stellenbosch University today. The 75-year-old star from New Brighton, in the Eastern Cape, was honored for his great work in the film and television industry. He tweeted: “Thank you to the Stellenbosch University for honoring me this morning with PhD-honoris causa – For my contribution to the Arts and service to humanity through my work as a writer, actor and playwright Kani is known for his theatre work and storytelling. The director has travelled all over the world showcasing his work.
He played a huge role in the entertainment industry and his work has been played both locally and internationally. The multi-award-winning director also has a theatre named after him at The Market Theatre, Joburg.
This is the second time that Kani was honoured for his contribution in the industry in less than two months. Last month Kani, who recently took international roles in blockbuster movies like The Lion King, Black Panther, and The Ghost, was honoured by Empowaworx and The Speakers Firm for his contribution in the Arts and Culture sector.
Thank you to the Stellenbosch University for honoring me this morning with PhD- honoris causa- For my contribution to the Arts and service to humanity through my work as a writer, actor and playwright pic.twitter.com/NPMvZF2v1D
— JohnKani (@JohnKani2) December 13, 2019
Welcome to acclaimed South African author, playwright and actor, Bonisile John Kani, who will be receiving an honorary Doctorate at #SUgrad this morning at 10:00. You can watch this live at https://t.co/Yu5ZIlh6CL pic.twitter.com/MFFvNadzYq
— Stellenbosch Univ (@StellenboschUni) December 13, 2019