Announcement of innovative digital project

15 June 2022 | VC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng

Dear colleagues and students

I started my tenure as Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a futures oriented vision to deliver a new strategic plan that is centred around three pillars: excellence, transformation and sustainability; and to challenge the university to imagine what a successful and thriving UCT would look like in 2030.

The success of our university depends on the success of all of us within our community. For this reason, we continue to introduce interventions that can support current and past students to continue their journey of learning. This is an important part of our social responsibility, to find and offer excellent and innovative educational programmes to help our students succeed.

We are thus excited to announce the launch of an innovative digital pilot project as part of our Vision 2030, in partnership with Umuzi – which trains top talent for digital roles at leading corporates and other institutions in South Africa. This new programme will offer an additional pathway to employment for determined young individuals. It will help students unleash their digital potential.

We will share more on this important pilot project at the launch next week.

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Time: 12:00–13:15
Platform: Microsoft Teams

I encourage you to join us at this event and be a part of this momentous occasion, as the university launches another programme to unleash human potential for a fair and just society.


Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

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