Collen Mashawana Recognised by UNISA for Outstanding Contributions to Social Justice

Collen Mashawana Recognised by UNISA for Outstanding Contributions to Social Justice
Collen Mashawana

Johannesburg, 10 April 2024: The University of South Africa (UNISA) has announced that it will confer an honorary degree of doctor of philosophy on Collen Mashawana for his exceptional dedication to promoting social justice and his invaluable contributions to society. Mr. Mashawana, a distinguished alumnus of Henley Business School with a Master of Business Administration, is a renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist who has spearheaded numerous successful ventures, including the esteemed Afribiz Invest Group.

UNISA will initiate the conferment of the degree on the 18th April 2024 at 18:00 at the ZK Mathews Hall at the Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Building at the UNISA main campus in Pretoria, Gauteng.

Collen Mashawana’s philanthropic journey through the Collen Mashawana Foundation has made significant impacts on countless lives, with initiatives focusing on education, healthcare, and community development. His profound commitment to social justice and the empowerment of youth and marginalized communities underscores his dedication to effecting meaningful change.

In the realm of business, Mashawana has been instrumental in advancing South Africa’s technological infrastructure, significantly contributing to the digital economy. His innovative business practices earned him the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2018 from the South African Department of Social Development. This honor reflects his commitment to innovative entrepreneurship and social responsibility.

Recognized as one of the 100 most influential Africans in 2020 by Reputation Poll International, his impact is felt beyond the domains of business and philanthropy. This accolade emphasizes his in-depth understanding of the South African technological and business landscapes, contributing to his development of strategic solutions for national challenges.

Mashawana’s educational background, marked by a Diploma in Information Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Henley Business School, complements his professional achievements. His leadership of Afribiz Invest Pty Ltd, with its expansive portfolio across multiple sectors, showcases his strategic foresight and diverse societal impact.

The accolades and accomplishments of Collen Mashawana serve as a source of inspiration, illustrating his unwavering commitment to social justice, education, and economic empowerment. His exemplary leadership and philanthropic efforts continue to pave the way for a brighter future for South Africa and beyond.

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