Welcome to the new Vice-Chancellor

The UCT community is proud to welcome Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. Professor Phakeng started her term of office on 1 July after serving as Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation since January 2017. Previous to this appointment she served as Vice Principal for Research and Innovation at the University of South Africa (Unisa) for five years, and served three years as Executive Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at the same university. Professor Phakeng has made clear her intentions to make a significant contribution towards making UCT ever more sustainable, while seeking to transform the university and make it even more inclusive, while improving its excellence in research, teaching and learning, and social responsiveness.