Honours Class 2015
Honours Class 2013
Honours Class 2013
Honours Class 2011
Honours Class 2011

The Centre has had many graduates over the years including, amongst others, those below:

S’fiso Ngesi was the first graduate in Rhetoric ever at UCT. He received his MPhil cum laude, with a rhetorical study of the Open Democracy bill, in 2001. He is a Researcher at the South African Parliament, PC on Transport.

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Professor Jairos Kangira obtained his PhD in Rhetoric Studies in 2005, with a thesis on Robert Mugabe’s presidential rhetoric. A former Deputy Dean of Arts at the University of Zimbabwe, he is now a Professor at the University of Namibia. A journalist and fiction writer, he is the founding editor of Nawa, a peer-reviewed journal in communication, rhetoric and language studies. In 2009 he co-edited with Ph-J Salazar a volume on Gender Rhetoric North-South (Windhoek, Poly Press).

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Lindiwe Mazibuko, Rhetoric Graduate 2008

Ms Zarina Adhikari, MPhil 2009 (thesis on T. Mbeki’s rhetorical presidency).

Dr Audrin Mathe graduated in 2009 with a PhD in Rhetoric Studies. He was subsequently appointed Chief News and Programming Officer and Deputy Editor in Chief at the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation. In this role, he presides over Television, Radio and News and Current Affairs divisions. He previously served as the Head of Corporate Communication at Roads Authority Namibia. He also worked at the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) as Executive Assistant to the Secretary General and served spokesman and speechwriter to two successive Namibian Prime Ministers.

He teaches Communication at the Polytechnic of Namibia and the University of Namibia. In April 2011, he founded the Dr Audrin Mathe Strategies Inc., a consulting firm established to provide political and communication strategy. Dr Mathe regularly provides commentary on media and politics to media organisations and writes extensively on the Namibian constitutional discourse and political rhetoric. He is the President of Karate-Zen Namibia. The Danish Boy Scouts and Scouts of Namibia jointly awarded him the Gilwell Scarf in 1997.

Additional graduate-linked resources

UCT graduate to host TV show on Namibian TV

Namibian academic studies cutting edge rhetoric

Jonathan Bain, The visual rhetoric of "Daily Voice"

Audrin Mathe on the Namibian Constitution

Top Honours dissertation 2008: Philippa Levenberg on Barack Obama's Vicarious Voice