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DA Free State Leader Roy Jankielsohn Receives Second Doctorate from UFS

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The Democratic Alliance Leader in the Free State, Dr Roy Jankielsohn has received his second doctorate from the University of the Free State (UFS) on Friday, 9 December 2022.

The Democratic Alliance Leader in the Free State, Dr Roy Jankielsohn has received his second doctorate from the University of the Free State (UFS) on Friday, 9 December 2022.

He also has a Bachelor of the Arts Degree, two Honours Degrees in Political Science and English respectively, a Master of the Arts degree in Political Science specializing in International Relations, a Doctorate in Political Science from North West University and now a second Doctorate from the Governance Programme at the Department of Political Science at the UFS.⁣

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⁣Among many academic course certificates and academic publications in scientific journals and books some other academic highlights include the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Scholarship in 1998, a US Information Service grant to attend the 1999 Summer Institute on the American Political System at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), a course in Civil-Military Relations at the US Post Graduate Naval School in Monterey in 2002 as well as various other international courses.⁣

The Democratic Alliance Leader in the Free State, Dr Roy Jankielsohn has received his second doctorate from the University of the Free State (UFS) on Friday, 9 December 2022.

The Democratic Alliance Leader in the Free State, Dr Roy Jankielsohn has received his second doctorate from the University of the Free State (UFS) on Friday, 9 December 2022.

The title of his thesis is, The governance of custodianship over animals in South Africa – an analysis and alternative frameworkDr Tania Coetzee, Programme Director in the Department of Governance and Political Transformation, was his supervisor.

Being an eternal student, this politician delivered several research proposals on various subjects, such as land redistribution and water issues. Some of this research has morphed into policy suggestions offered by the DA. This former UFS lecturer, study leader, peer reviewer, and member of the Academic Advisory Board in the Department of Political Sciences and Governance, says research is his hobby. “I research topics that interest me. My wife and I are avid animal rights activists. I hope my research creates animal welfare awareness. Animals have emotions and experience pain too.”

 

Second PhD

Dr Jankielsohn, who now has two PhDs, says his thesis includes a model – the first of its kind in the country – in which animal rights, welfare, and governance are placed on a spectrum.

“Politics ties with animal rights. We don’t have enough animal rights. We have a lot of industry-created rules, but not enough legislation.”

Referring to the recent spike in pit bulls attacking humans, he says owners and breeders are to blame.

“The problem isn’t with the animals. Animals are (wrongfully) bred to fight. Owners often don’t know how to look after them. Animals get frustrated too when they don’t get enough exercise.”

Jankielsohn, a foster owner of dogs, donkeys, horses, and pigs, says more legislation is needed to keep breeders in line and homeless animals to the minimum.”

This Bethlehem resident says obtaining a doctor’s degree takes time and commitment. “You need to have a lot of time available. You need to keep on when you feel like giving up and your family needs to understand you are in the race for the long haul.”

Dr Jankielsohn’s wife, Astrid, a renowned entomologist in the Free State, is also an avid lifelong student. Following his dad’s choice of a tertiary institution, his son Tristan is looking forward to studying at the UFS too. This prospective marketing student accompanied his dad to his graduation ceremony and the Chancellor’s Luncheon.

The Democratic Alliance has congratulated Dr Jankielsohn on his sixth university degree.

“As Free Staters we are proud to have one of the most qualified politicians in the country in our Legislature and province.⁣“

 

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