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Mamokgethi Phakeng continues supposed decolonisation of UCT, despite criticism

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Mamokgethi Phakeng took to social media to showcase what she views as an effort to decolonise UCT, following speculation that NEHAWU is calling for the dismissal of the Vice-Chancellor.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT), Mamokgethi Phakeng took to Twitter on Sunday, 20 September 2020, to reflect on a traditional celebration from last year’s graduation ceremonies. In the tweet, Phakeng explained how the celebration remains one of the most memorable moments for her. She concluded by issuing a clarion call for efforts to decolonise the university, stating, “This space is for us all, and so, Africans must be free to be themselves.”

The post follows reports and speculation that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) is calling for the removal of Phakeng. Reports alleged that NEHAWU is dissatisfied with the slow pace of transformation at the university under Phakeng.

See the post below.

Sabelo Makhubo
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