By: Poelano Malema
Congratulations are in order for legendary film and television producer Mfundi Vundla.
The ‘Generations’ and ‘Generations: The Legacy’ producer has been conferred with an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria.
Vundla received an honorary doctorate in literature from the university on Monday at a virtual ceremony.
As the founder and chair of Morula Pictures, Vundla has been creating award-winning content that has told the stories of many ordinary South Africans.
Vundla was honoured alongside internationally-renowned jazz musician Abdullah Ibrahim.
The legendary Jazz musician, who has been in the music industry for over two decades, had an honorary doctorate in Music conferred on him.
“The arts play a vital role in holding a mirror up to society. Mfundi Vundla and Abdullah Ibrahim have been trailblazers in their respective fields, and have told uniquely South African stories. I am pleased that we are able to bestow these honours on two giants of the arts in recognition of their service and contribution to the country and the world,” said vice-chancellor and principal professor Tawana Kupe.
#UPGraduation2021: Internationally renowned jazz musician Abdullah Ibrahim and ‘Generations’ creator Mfundi Vundla had honorary doctorates conferred on them in Music and Literature respectively. Read more: https://t.co/Ef9pfIzYH3 pic.twitter.com/QzSkUT0waP
— Univ. of Pretoria (@UPTuks) May 3, 2021
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