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Tshwane University of Technology lecturer Sipho Mbatha has become the first South African to obtain a doctorate in fashion design.

His study examined the fashion industry and government’s role.

Mbatha graduated during a virtual ceremony this month.

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has produced the country’s first doctor in fashion design.

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Dr Sipho said he had been motivated to complete his doctoral studies by his research mentor and supervisor, Professor Anne Mastamet-Mason.

The study’s findings have been presented at two international conferences and two articles have been submitted for publication.



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