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Unisa library inherits works of literary lion

Prof Keorapetse William Kgositsile

Prof Mandla Makhanya, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa, announced with pleasure and pride on 16 January 2018 that the works of the late Poet Laureate, scholar, intellectual and Unisa honorary doctorate recipient, Prof Keorapetse William Kgositsile, had been donated to the Unisa library at the request of the Kgositsile family.

"Unisa is deeply honoured by this most generous gesture,” said Makhanya. "Prof Kgositsile’s works will add to the growing body of works of our past presidents, scholars and intellectuals who contributed to the struggle and attainment of our democracy, and will undoubtedly be used by present and future generations in such a manner that they will shape the growth and development of informed African scholarship."

In making this generous gesture, he said, the Kgositsile family had demonstrated in a very tangible manner the esteem in which the university is held and the trust that is vested in the institution to make good on its commitment to be the African university shaping futures in the service of humanity.