The old flag was the product of attempts to unify white South Africa, to the exclusion of black South Africans, writes Pieter du Toit.
In awarding the honorary degree, the university hailed Phakeng as a trailblazer "in mathematics in post-apartheid South Africa" who had created opportunities for people to access the subject.
University of Cape Town Vice Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng has maintained that she does not require any extra security measures after she was threatened while walking to her office on campus.
University of Cape Town Professor Bongani Mayosi was black excellence, vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng has told mourners at his memorial service.
The University of Cape Town's vice-chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, in her own words addresses the suicide of Professor Bongani Mayosi and the post trauma of the #FeesMustFall protests.
Incoming UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng says universities should have had a conversation about historic symbols on campuses long before the Rhodes Must Fall movement in 2015.
Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng says focusing on what she's good at has helped get her where she is.
UCT Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng says she had to scream to get rid of a man "charging" at her in a parking lot.
Transformation is not just about employment equity, but also about transforming the space, says prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng, vice-chancellor of UCT.
The University of Cape Town rejected Mayosi's attempt to leave the institution because "it would look bad if a senior black academic resigned", Chumani Maxwele has alleged..
A small group of protesting students managed to cut short a farewell for outgoing UCT vice-chancellor Max Price when they drowned out proceedings with their singing.
University of Cape Town's incoming vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng tells News24 about her memories of attending school classes under a tree, starting university at 16, and her vision for UCT. Watch.
A graduation ceremony at the University of Cape Town has been briefly halted after student activist Chumani Maxwele caused a stir. Watch.
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