'Role model par excellence' - UCT vice-chancellor receives honorary degree from UK university

2019-07-22 21:42

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.

UCT vice chancellor insists she doesn’t need extra security, following campus threat

2019-02-06 16:55

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.

Professor Mayosi was 'black excellence' - UCT vice-chancellor

2018-08-02 21:07

University of Cape Town Professor Bongani Mayosi was black excellence, vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng has told mourners at his memorial service.

He was called names 'like coconut or sell-out' - UCT VC on Professor Mayosi and #FeesMustFall

2018-07-31 10:29

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.

New UCT vice-chancellor on black pain, #RhodesMustFall and everything in between

2018-04-18 07:18

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.

Meet UCT's incoming vice-chancellor, who started school under a tree

2018-04-17 11:02

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng says focusing on what she's good at has helped get her where she is.


'I screamed and told him to stop' – UCT VC on parking lot threat

2019-02-08 16:43

UCT Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng says she had to scream to get rid of a man "charging" at her in a parking lot.

Transformation about 'changing a space' as well - UCT vice-chancellor

2018-11-10 20:45

Transformation is not just about employment equity, but also about transforming the space, says prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng, vice-chancellor of UCT.

UCT must take responsibility for Prof Mayosi's death – former Fees Must Fall leader

2018-07-31 14:03

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..

Max Price’s farewell at UCT cut short by protesting students

2018-05-21 22:58

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.

WATCH: UCT's new vice-chancellor remembers attending school under a tree

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.

0 comments5593 Views
WATCH: 'Max Price exploits us!' – Chumani Maxwele hauled off UCT graduation stage

A graduation ceremony at the University of Cape Town has been briefly halted after student activist Chumani Maxwele caused a stir. Watch.

0 comments6610 Views
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.