Dear colleagues and students
Our chancellor, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe began her 10-year term on 1 January 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown, we were not able to have the installation ceremony, as is tradition, to welcome our new chancellor to the university.
I am now pleased to announce that we will host the official installation ceremony for Dr Moloi-Motsepe, who is the sixth chancellor and the second black woman to occupy this role at UCT.
The ceremony will be held in a hybrid format, with a limited number of invited guests in attendance physically under strict COVID-19 protocols. It will be livestreamed on UCT’s social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, and on the feature page on the UCT News website to afford the broader UCT community an opportunity to follow proceedings.
I invite you to please join us virtually for this ceremony.
Date: Friday, 10 December 2021
Time: 11:00 to 12:30 SAST
Dr Moloi-Motsepe is a businesswoman and philanthropist. She holds an MBChB and a diploma in child health – both from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) – as well as a diploma in women’s health from Stellenbosch University. She started her career in medicine at Wits and has worked in various public hospitals in South Africa as well as at the Medical College of Virginia in the United States. She co-founded the Motsepe Family Foundation in 1999 and also established African Fashion International in 2007.
On behalf of the UCT community, I once again wish Dr Moloi-Motsepe success over the rest of her term and look forward to her official installation.
Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng
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