VC candidate presentations

21 February 2018 | Story Pete van der Woude. Photos Robyn Walker.
Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng and Prof Vivienne Lawack – the two shortlisted candidates for the role of new VC at UCT.
Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng and Prof Vivienne Lawack – the two shortlisted candidates for the role of new VC at UCT.

The two shortlisted candidates for the position of new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town gave their presentations to representatives of various campus constituencies this morning in the Mafeje Room.

The selection committee for the appointment of the new Vice-Chancellor reached a final shortlist of two candidates: Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng and Professor Vivienne Lawack.

Each candidate was given 15 minutes to speak on the topic “Positioning UCT as a world-class institution: Between a rapidly changing world, and local imperatives for radical transformation”.

VC candidate presentation – Prof Vivienne Lawack
VC candidate presentation – Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng

Each presentation was followed by a short round of questions from the audience.

Mr Sipho Pityana, Chair of the UCT Council, chaired the meeting and received general comments from those attending, which will be provided to the selection committee at the interview meeting on Thursday, 22 February 2018.


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