The official Graduation was the next day, but we did manage to assemble as many Christians from the final year Christian class as possible to celebrate, thank, and ‘send out’. The programme comprised praise and worship and testimonies (by students and family members). Dr Sipho Dlamini and Dr Jodi Wiles each gave short encouragements. The most dynamic phase was when we open the floor for testimonies. After all of this, we did the reading of the UCT Christian Dedication Pledge that a group of final year Christians in the class have completed with Prof Steve Reid and Dr Janet Giddy in their home during the year, as part of a ‘mentorship’ meeting for final year Christians. After the pledge was read, everybody came forward and prayed with the graduates.
– Dr Jan Kunene