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Phakeng to receive honorary degree from England’s Bristol University

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng would be honoured with a Doctor of Science Degree in a ceremony taking place on Monday afternoon.

FILE: Vice-chancellor at the University of Cape Town Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng. Picture: mamokgethi.com

CAPE TOWN - The University of Cape Town’s vice-chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng would be one of 11 women to receive honorary degrees from England’s Bristol University.

Professor Phakeng would be honoured with a Doctor of Science Degree in a ceremony taking place on Monday afternoon.

She took over as UCT vice-chancellor in July last year after serving the institution as deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation.

She previously served as vice-principal for research and innovation at the University of South Africa for five years, after a three-year term as executive dean of the college of science, engineering and technology at the same university.

UCT spokesperson Elijah Moholola said: “The ceremony will be celebrating their inspirational achievements both in the UK and internationally.”

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