South African university honours Ndulo

By Staff Reporter

 

South Africa’s University of Johannesburg (UJ) has honoured Zambian professor of law, Muna Ndulo for his distinguished scholarly works.

At a colourful ceremony held in Johannesburg on November 15, the US-based Prof Ndulo was awarded in absentia with the 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Award for Global Excellence and Stature.

The annual award celebrates and honours an international scholar for their outstanding contributions to promotion of international scholarship and global collaboration in advancing the University of Johannesburg’s goal towards Global Excellence and Stature.

In conferring the honour, UJ’s statement read: ‘’The award is in recognition of your exemplary championship of global excellence as evidence by your scholarly contributions and leadership in various political and legal associations and mission, globally.’’

Prof Ndulo who could not attend the ceremony had his award received for him by the University’s Dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof Letlhokwa Mpedi. 

And later in an interview with newsdayzambia.com, Prof Ndulo dedicated the award to all those who struggle for the promotion of human rights.

‘’To be treated as a human being is the undying quest of the human spirit, as Augustine of Hippo said: ‘Justice is the end of society. What are societies without justice but robber bands on a large scale?’’ said Prof Ndulo.

‘’I am humbled by the recognition and thank the university of Johannesburg for the honour. I dedicate it to all those men and women who dedicate their lives to the struggle for an Africa that respects human rights and human dignity.’’ 

The Cornell University Prof Ndulo was recognised for his contribution towards a successful collaborative study abroad programme in collaboration with UJ’s Faculty of Law, called Law and Social Change.

Through his work at UJ and internationally, particularly on the African continent, Prof Ndulo consistently foregrounds the values of the university.