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Legendary actor Thato Nkhatho awarded with honorary doctorate

Thato Nkhatho

Legendary actor, playwright and author Khotso Nkhatho received an Honorary Doctorate in Communication and Language Practice from the Central University of Technology (CUT), in the Free State.

Taking to their official social media pages, CUT made the announcement on Thursday, also paying homage to the industry icon for his immense contribution to the conservation of the Sesotho language.
“As a Free Stater by birth, Dr Nkhatho is a great ambassador for our province. He is a qualified educator, which is what the CUT Faculty of Humanities strives to produce with students who enrol for further studies in education.

“As the University is currently revising its language policy, Dr Nkhatho’s experience and knowledge of Sesotho and acting represent what the faculty strives to achieve,” read the statement issued by the university.

“From the Department of Communication Sciences to the Department of
“Dr Nkhatho seeks to develop upcoming artists, who often include CUT students, as he usually casts them in his Sesotho plays, which are broadcast on Lesedi FM,” added the CUT statement.

This accolade comes two years after Dr Nkhatho was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas), for his valuable contribution as an actor, presenter, scriptwriter and producer for the past four decades.

Born in Ventersburg, Free State in 1953, Nkhatho’s acting career kicked off at the age of 15 in school dramas.

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Source: IOL