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Giyani Mayor in hot water for giving an entertainer “PHD”

Joke or not, the city hall leader of Greater Giyani region has no position to give a privileged degree on a Limpopo performer. 


"As indicated by the Higher Education Act, there is no autonomous school or private schooling establishment that can give out privileged doctorates. What occurred, if it was a joke, is against the demonstration," says Joe Samuels, a specialist on capabilities and previous CEO of the SA Qualifications Authority (SAQA). 


City hall leader Basani Shibambu is taking fire from the public excessively after visuals were shared of her presenting "a privileged doctorate" on a Limpopo man with dwarfism at a Limpopo school work. 


Performer July Mabunda, otherwise called Buti Majulie, turned into an overnight sensation at the end of the week after recordings of him saying "Yena Aaya kwini" (inexactly deciphered as "where was he/she going?") became famous online via web-based media. 


A picture shared of the declaration on Twitter by a Patriotic Alliance official, Ntsako Shivambu, showed he was granted a privileged "level of specialist of godlikeness" by the Nkwangulatilo Education Center, a school in Giyani, for his "mending powers" of giggling and parody. 


As per the Higher Education Act, no autonomous school as characterized in the South African Schools Act, or other private schooling establishment might consider itself a college or technikon or present a residency or a privileged degree or utilize the title minister, bad habit chancellor or chancellor except if it is enlisted as a private advanced education organization. 


The workplace of Limpopo co-employable administration, human settlements and customary undertakings MEC, Basikopo Makamu, said he had connected with the city hall leader for replies. 


"The MEC [Makamu] has connected with the civic chairman to comprehend her essence at the occasion as a city hall leader, considering it was anything but an administration occasion. Express that there is no conventional examination of any kind into this. The division and the MEC were not at all included or knowing about this occasion," MEC representative Hitekani Magwedze said. 


Shibambu and her representative neglected to react when of distribution. TimesLIVE will give an update when their remark is gotten. 


In a previous Facebook post, the region said Shibambu had gone to the service to give a privileged degree on the performer after the school chose to respect him for his "positive commitment and impact locally through amusement".

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