POLITICAL activist and Port Elizabeth lecturer Dr Janet Cherry has been awarded the Distinguished Old Rhodian Award from Rhodes University.
The award is given to those alumni who, through their individual actions and achievements, have acted as role models and enhanced the reputation of the Grahamstown university.
"I was very touched and proud to be given the award by my peers. [It means that] they really understand what I've been involved in. It was very good to be acknowledged for the work that I'm doing," Cherry said yesterday.
A senior lecturer in Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's Department of Development Studies, Cherry is interested in human rights, social justice and social development.
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