Goldstone gets honorary doctorate

2010-09-28 16:57 Johannesburg - Richard Goldstone, a former Constitutional Court judge, received an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Tuesday.

This was "in recognition of the remarkable contributions (he) made to intellectual and public life," UJ said in a statement.

"UJ honours Richard Goldstone with an honorary doctorate because he represents the university's vision of advancing freedom, democracy, equality and human dignity as high ideals of humanity."

The university would also confer an honorary doctorate on businessman Richard Maponya on Monday for his "contribution to democracy".