VC Inaugural Lecture with Prof Linda Ronnie

30 September 2022 | Director Nico Badenhuizen Videography & Video Edit Ruairi Abrahams

Prof Linda Ronnie from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Commerce presented the Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture on 28 September 2022 at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Her lecture was titled: “Women in academia: Thriving or Surviving?”, and focused on the psychological contract – the relationship between academics and their institutions and how that has been changing over the last decade. The lecture examined the psychological contract from the perspectives of women academics in South Africa at a turbulent time for universities.

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The UCT Inaugural Lecture Series


In April 2023, Interim Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Professor Daya Reddy announced that the Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture Series would be held in abeyance in the coming months, to accommodate a resumption of inaugural lectures under a reconfigured UCT Inaugural Lecture Series – where the UCT extended executive has resolved that for the foreseeable future, all inaugural lectures will be resumed at faculty level.




The Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture Series


Inaugural lectures are a central part of university academic life. These events are held to commemorate the inaugural lecturer’s appointment to full professorship. They provide a platform for the academic to present the body of research that they have been focusing on during their career, while also giving UCT the opportunity to showcase its academics and share its research with members of the wider university community and the general public in an accessible way.



















2016 and 2015


No inaugural lectures took place during 2015 and 2016.