David Kramer sings his way to a doctorate

2013-10-04 11:23
 
David Kramer
Stellenbosch - The satirical singer and songwriter David Kramer will be receiving an honorary doctorate in Philosophy from Stellenbosch University (SU).

Viewed as a 'cultural philospher', the local musician has been in the business for more than 30 years and have been very involved in anti-Apartheid music making. He also penned, alongside the late Taliep Petersen, the famous District Six musical that looked at the forced removals from a cultural rather than a political angle.

He also had a policy of providing opportunities to those trying to break into the business and is responsible for many successful careers in the industry.

His music mixes English, Afrikaans and vernacular forms of both, which was very important in questioning the right to free use of language, for which has received many lifetimes awards.

Alongside this remarkable man, the University will also be honouring Minister of Home Affairs Naledi Pandor, Professor Andreas van Wyk, Dr Edwin Hertzog and German nationals Prof Wolfgang Huber and Prof Reimund Neugebauer for their contributions to South African society.

They will be receiving the doctorates in December or March.

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