University of Cape Town Must be 'Unapologetically African'
Mamokgethi Phakeng, the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, has said that she wants to create a university culture where young people felt their issues were being heard without needing to resort to protest action. Phakeng, the first black woman to earn a PhD in Mathematics Education in the country, said it is the responsibility of all academics to understand, engage with, and "solve the level of anger and desperation" felt by students today.
News24Wire, 18 April 2018
Incoming UCT Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng says universities should have had a conversation about historic symbols on campuses long before the Rhodes Must Fall movement in… Read more »
News24Wire, 17 April 2018
Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng started her education under a tree and had to walk up to 10km just to get to school. Read more »
University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng (file photo).
The Conversation Africa, 8 February 2018
Nine years into my research and academic career, one of the most common questions I hear from family and friends is, "uzoqedanini ukufunda?" ("Will she ever finish studying?") Read more »
South Africa: Row Over University Professor's Maths Qualification
News24Wire, 7 October 2017
University of Cape Town (UCT) rector Max Price on Saturday expressed outrage over a series of emails suggesting a mathematics professor, who was honoured by President Jacob Zuma,… Read more »
Mamokgeti Phakeng will take office asVice Chancellor at the University of Cape Town in July 2018, replacing Max Price who served at the university for 10 years. Read more »