The University of Fort Hare has awarded SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Administration for his excellent work as an outstanding football administrator.
Dr Jordaan, whose sterling work as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on home soil earned him global accolades, will be conferred with the Doctorate at the graduation ceremony to be held in East London on Thursday, 7 May 2015.
Fort Hare has played a key role in producing some of the finest leaders in the country and much of the sub-Saharan Africa, including the likes of the late former state President Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo of the African National Congress, Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Robert Sobukwe, Desmond Tutu, Kenneth Kaunda, Julius Nyerere, Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo.
Fort Hare has been undergoing major period of renewal and revitalisation aimed at playing a key role in supporting post apartheid democracy through the generation of world-class skills, cutting edge knowledge and active involvement in socio-economic development.
Dr Jordaan already has Doctorates from the University of South Africa, the Nelson Mandela University and University of the Western Cape.
He is a recipient of the Special Presidential Award (1994) from the late State President Nelson Mandela in addition to Presidential Sport Achievement Award which he received from former President Thabo Mbeki in 2001 and the Order of Ikhamanga in Gold from President Jacob Zuma in 2011.