Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng will direct the programme for the event.
National anthem by Sibongile Mngoma
Chair of Council, Ms Babalwa Ngonyama
Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Mr Buti Manamela
Musical performance by The Probs
Message on behalf of Convocation
Mr Keith Gottschalk
Students who have graduated as a result of assistance from the Motsepe Foundation
Registrar, Mr Royston Pillay calls on the Chair of Council to read the dedication
Chair of Council reads the dedication
Registrar calls upon the SRC President, Mila Zibi to read the citation
SRC President reads the citation
The Chancellor signs the UCT Golden Book and stands for the capturing of the official record
Music by Odwa Bonga – South African School of Music
Video Messages of congratulations
Former UCT Chancellor, Mrs Graça Machel and other messages
Chancellor, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe
Musical item by Nontobeko Bhengu
Vote of thanks
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng
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On Friday, 10 December 2021, the University of Cape Town installed its sixth Chancellor, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe.
The Chair of Council of the University of Cape Town
Ms Babalwa Ngonyama
has the pleasure of inviting you to watch the installation and inaugural address of UCT’s Chancellor
Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe.
This event took place from 11:00 on Friday, 10 December 2021.
“The chancellor is the titular head of the university and presides at graduation ceremonies, confers degrees, and awards diplomas and certificates in the name of the university. The role of chancellor requires an individual of stature with exceptional personal qualities and integrity.”
– Chair of UCT Council
On 30 August 2019, Sipho M Pityana, then Chair of Council at UCT, was proud to announce that Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe had been duly elected as the new chancellor of the university, a position that she would take up from 1 January 2020. The new chancellor was elected by an electoral college consisting of holders of UCT qualifications, academic and PASS (professional, administrative support and service) staff, and students.
The chancellor is elected for a 10-year term and Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe’s term started on 1 January 2020. She has embraced the role, even as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in early 2020 and gained momentum in the months that followed.
“As I took up the reins as Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT) last year, I was inspired by the example the institution set during the pandemic and lockdown crisis. I saw the resolve of Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng and her colleagues to continue to care for their students and each other while lockdown forced everyone to remain at home. I saw the students’ resolve to continue their degree programmes, even under conditions of hardship.”
– Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, UCT Chancellor
from her welcome message in UCT’s Year in Review 2020 publication