Complimentary tweets have been pouring in for Ashwin Willemse, who moved on from the University of Witwatersrand on Thursday with a Masters degree.

Willemse's degree is in Management in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation.

Minds University tweeted a photo of Willemse in his graduation outfit nearby his significant other Michelle, who additionally graduated with a Philosophy degree on Tuesday.

"Education is the path to wherever your heart desires, to wherever your courage will take you," said Willemse.

"It is the path to the true liberation. Our human dignity is embedded in education."

South Africans also tweeted their congratulations to the former Springbok star who was recently embroiled in a racism incident at Supersport where he worked as a rugby analyst.