South African University Appoints New Vice Chancellor

Mamokgeti Phakeng will take office as Vice Chancellor at the University of Cape Town in July 2018, replacing Max Price who served at the university for 10 years. Prof Phakeng is an outstanding mathematics educator who, in 2002, became the first black female South African to obtain a PhD in Mathematics Education.
March 19, 2018
  • South African University Appoints New Vice Chancellor

    The Deputy President, David Mabuza has, in his capacity at Chair of the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDCSA), congratulated Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng on her appointment as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT). Prof Phakeng served as vice-principal of research and innovation at the University...
  • Everest beckons for black women climbers

    There are unlikely to be any black South African women on Everest this year, despite an effort by the Sport and Recreation Ministry to fund such an expedition. So far, over 30 South Africans have conquered Everest, but as yet no black woman has done so. In Swaziland, Katlego Letheo hikes up a hill every...
  • Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Recovering After Being Admitted To Hospital

    Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was admitted to hospital in Johannesburg a few days ago, but is on the mend, a Mandela family spokesperson said on Tuesday evening. She was booked into the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg on Saturday, said spokesperson Victor Dlamini. “Prior to going to the clinic, she was uncomfortable and...
  • Shalima Mkongi: Stories Of Depression Of Black Youth Are Worth Telling

    When she’s not entertaining viewers on the small screen, actress Shalima Mkongi is passionate about shining light on mental illnesses and how young people suffer in silence. Shalima, who suffers from a mental illness herself told TshisaLIVE that she believes in starting conversations about mental health. “This (depression) is a...
  • South Africa’s Singer And Media Personality, Unathi Msengana Is Going To Summit Africa’s Highest Mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro

    With just a few days to go before the quest to conquer Kilimanjaro begins for the Idols SA judge, the Sonini hitmaker explained she was as prepared as one could be before attempting to summit the 5,895 m above sea level mountain, but that didn’t stop the nerves. “I’m nervous, it’s a huge task....
  • [Black Goals] Nkuli Mlangeni Is Weaving Her Way To Success

    Nkuli Mlangeni captured the world’s attention with her gorgeous, handmade Sankara rugs,which were voted the Most Beautiful Objects in South Africa at this year’s Design Indaba. Mlangeni started her Ninevites platform as a hobby to explore her interests in fashion and textiles. “I was working at a social enterprise...
  • Will Women Ever Achieve Equality In Political Leadership? By Lulu White-Raheem

    In recent times, evidence has shown that women have been making significant strides in politics. Through initiative such as Gender Equality, women have better positioned themselves for greater career success, better business opportunities and countless other opportunities for political advancements. Despite these gains, statistics on global leadership and political...
  • South Africa’s Pop Artist Toya Delazy Is Voicing The New Powerpuff Character For Cartoon Network

    Townsville has a new resident and she is voiced by South African pop artist Toya Delazy. Cartoon Network will run a five-episode special of its popular Powerpuff Girls called Powerpuff Girls: The Power of Four. Who is the new girl in town? Buttercup, Bubbles and Blossom have a long...
  • Lusanda Tyebileyo And Lerato Kotane – South Africa Female Engineers Defying Stereotypes

    Gender parity in the civil engineering field in South Africa is a major concern, but women like Lusanda Tyebileyo and Lerato Kotane are making an impact. Only 11% of the civil engineers in South Africa are women. Of those, three-quarters leave the profession early on, due to stigma. Of...

Popular Posts