Influential Women in Government: UKZN's Professor Leana Uys wins

2009-08-08 00:00

UKZN Professor Leana Uys has been named as a winner in the Most Influential Women in Business and Government awards.

Professor Uys is the deputy vice chancellor and head of the College of Health Sciences. She is abroad and was unavailable for comment yesterday. She was named the winner in the Education and Training category, along with Professor Tebello Nyokong.

The awards go to women who are helping to transform the country’s social, economic and political landscapes.

A panel comprising Judge Willem Heath, Tina Thomson of Epiphany Leadership and industry representatives identified the most influential women in various sectors.

“We basically looked at a holistic approach, looking at the women who basically make a difference,” said Thomson. — WR.

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