24 April 1976
Benjamin John Peter Tyamzashe, Xhosa composer and musician, received an honorary M.A. Degree from the University of Fort Hare in recognition of the major contribution he had made to Xhosa music. In the 1988 Old Mutual-Telkom National Choir Festival, Tyamzashe was again honoured posthumously for his immense contribution to the field of music.