Virtual staff assembly in July

08 July 2022

Dear colleagues

It is now just over four years since my appointment as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2018.

When I took office, I introduced a vision anchored by three pillars: excellence, transformation and sustainability, which are critical aspects of Vision 2030. The implementation of Vision 2030 has not been without challenges and complexities, but I am pleased to report that we have made great strides towards achieving our goals. The COVID-19 pandemic has also given us an opportunity to reimagine our university further and in different ways.

For this reason, I invite you to join a virtual staff assembly where I will share plans for the next five years of my term of office, following my reappointment in April 2022.

I will be joined by members of the executive: Professor Sue Harrison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) for Research and Internationalisation; Professor Elelwani Ramugondo, DVC for Transformation, Student Affairs and Social Responsiveness; Professor Harsha Kathard, acting DVC for Teaching and Learning; Mr Royston Pillay, Registrar; Dr Reno Morar, chief operating officer; and Mr Vincent Motholo, chief financial officer. They will provide updates from their various portfolios as they relate to achieving our Vision 2030 goals.

When: Friday, 29 July 2022
Time: 09:30–11:00
Platform: Microsoft Teams

As always, we encourage staff to submit questions they may have before the meeting. These can be sent to

The executive and I will endeavour to address key issues during the meeting. We look forward to engaging with you all.

On behalf of the UCT executive, I thank you for your continued dedication and commitment to the university.


Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

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