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“I am particularly humbled by the overwhelming support that I have received within the university community” – Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng on her appointment as UCT’s new VC.

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Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, currently the deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation at UCT, has been appointed by Council as the new vice-chancellor of the university with effect from 1 July 2018. Professor Phakeng will take over from Dr Max Price, who has held the position since 2008.

The UCT Council congratulated Professor Phakeng on reaching this milestone in her career.

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