‘God is not done with me yet’ - Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng, UCT Vice Chancellor

The eminent announcement of Professor Mamekgethi Phakeng’s appointment as the new Vice Chancellor of UCT was made on Saturday the 17th March 2018.

In an interview with #WeekendBreakfast host Phemelo Motene, Professor Phakeng spoke about the struggles of the people that came before her, and addresses the subject around free education.

Professor Phakeng says that there were many people who struggled to have the democracy that we have today and without it, people like her wouldn’t have been considered for the position.

In 12 years, I went to 8 different schools just because that was the struggle for us as black people at that time living in poverty,

Professor Mamekgethi Phakeng, Vice Chancellor of UCT

Truth be told, I am not the smartest girl in the room, I work hard but there are so many people who work hard says Professor Phakeng.

I live my life as a work in progress because I am not done yet adds Professor Phakeng. I must be true to who I am she says.

It’s a daunting task ahead, we shouldn’t fool ourselves.

Professor Mamekgethi Phakeng, Vice Chancellor of UCT

Click on the link to hear segment one of the interview…

Click on the link to hear segment two of the interview…


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