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Honorary doctorate conferred on ex-Kimberlite

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The University of Johannesburg conferred an honorary doctorate on former Kimberlite Thebe Ikalafeng, the founder of Brand Africa.

Thebe Ikalafeng with University of Johannesburg vice-chancellor and principal Professor Letlhokwa Mpedi. Picture: Supplied

THE UNIVERSITY of Johannesburg conferred an honorary doctorate on former Kimberlite Thebe Ikalafeng, the founder of Brand Africa, on March 19.

He is a St Boniface High School alumni and is expected to receive a secondary honorary doctorate from Unisa next month.

Ikalafeng has won over 75 global branding and marketing awards and has worked on over 100 brands across the African continent.

He has worked abroad for big-brand companies including Colgate Palmolive in New York and as the chief marketing officer of Nike Africa.

He serves as a non-executive director at South African Tourism, the Mercantile Bank Group and Cartrack Group and has held directorships in both the public and private sectors, such as Brand South Africa, Foodcorp and Nike.

Ikalafeng is also a member of the board of the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa and serves on the social ethics and transformation committee.

He was recognised by New African Magazine as one of the 100 most influential Africans.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters in Business Administration from Marquette University in the US.

He attended Wits Business School and completed his studies as a chartered marketer and attended Harvard Business School in the US.

The University of Johannesburg conferred an honorary doctorate on former Kimberlite Thebe Ikalafeng. Picture: Supplied
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