UCT the best in SA, Africa; vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng’s leadership praised

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Mamokgethi Phakeng's leadership style has been praised as UCT is named the best in SA and Africa. Image: Esa Alexander

Social media has showered University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng with congratulatory messages after learning of the institution’s progress in global rankings.

According to the university’s website, the institution has moved up 20 places on London-based magazine Times Higher Education’s (THE) list. This puts it at 136 globally and ranks it the best in SA and Africa. Phakeng said although the results were encouraging, the university acknowledged the different contexts in which institutions of higher learning existed.

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