UCT alumni Denis Goldberg to receive an honorary doctorate
Anti-apartheid activist and philanthropist Denis Goldberg will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Cape Town (UCT) at a graduation ceremony on 12 July 2019. Goldberg graduated from UCT with a bachelor of science in civil engineering in 1955.
He was an anti-apartheid activist and a member of the Modern Youth Society; he served the Congress of Democrats as treasurer and chairperson at various times; he was active on an organising committee for the Congress of the People. He has made substantial contributions to civil society, most notably by serving as director of the development organisation Community HEART (Health, Education and Reconstruction Training) in London between 1994 and 2002, and now as honorary president.
Goldberg established the Denis Goldberg Legacy Foundation Trust in 2016.