Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Queen is coming to town!

I heard at the end of last month already that Oprah Winfrey was coming not only to South Africa but to MY home town! I could not believe it at first, like really, what are the odds that my idol would come to my home town? I thought it just couldn't be.

 It turns out its the truth, Oprah is coming to town this Friday the 24th June 2011, to receive an honorary degree from the University of the Free State. The website of the University had the says "Our university will be awarding an honorary doctorate in Education to the global media icon, philanthropist and public educator, Ms Oprah Winfrey, on its Bloemfontein Campus on Friday, 24 June 2011.Both the Council and Senate of our university gave strong support to awarding the honorary doctorate to Ms Winfrey.By awarding the honorary doctorate, we want to recognise Ms Winfrey’s accomplishments and unparalleled work as a global media leader, as well as a philanthropist with vision and foresight in the field of education and development.

“It is a great privilege for us to be the first South African university to honour Ms Winfrey in this way and to be able to recognise a global icon of her stature,” says Prof. Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of our university.Ms Winfrey already holds honorary doctorates from Princeton University as well as Duke University in the United States, among others".

Sadly for me the tickets to see the whole event are sold out, I'm slowly dying inside, I'm sad because I would've really loved to see her in person.


  1. Stumbled on your blog =)

    I love Oprah!
    Yeah, her tickets are near impossible to attain =\


  2. I've given you with an award!! Check the blog when you get a chance!! Smooches Darling!


  3. I would die if Oprah came to my home town!! I adore her!! Kiah