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Dear Professor Phakeng, you owe students an apology

Initially Mamokgethi Phakeng’s position as VC offered hope. However, her comments about Professor Bongani Mayosi’s death are worrying

Black students ‘undervalued’ at UCT

A report compiled by the UCT curriculum change working group shows that coloniality remains a problem at the university

Meet UCT’s new ‘spicy’ FabAcademic

Self-confessed maverick Mamokgethi Phakeng says this job was not exactly part of her career plan

UCT to rename building after Chris Hani

The New Science Lecture Theatre is to be renamed the Chris Hani Lecture Theatre in honour of Hani's contribution to South Africa's democracy

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng appointed new UCT vice-chancellor

Phakeng said she was "humbled" by the appointment, which takes effect on July 1, 2018.

UCT to embark on its own TRC

Students are wary that they’ll bear the brunt of the process and the university won’t be held to account

UCT, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng and accusations of fake qualifications

Just nine months into her appointment, two UCT alumni sent a string of emails alleging her qualifications are fake

Slice of Life: The harsh light shines on purpose

The #RhodesMustFall movement may have began because of a statue but it did so much more

To survive, South Africa’s universities must learn to engage with chaos

The annual gathering of UCT's alumni revealed how hard universities must work in the coming years to encourage dissent and debate.

​Grants and loans are the fee answer, says Max Price

In such a system the wealthy will pay and the lowest and middle income students are covered.

Past sins revisited and corrected

In the second of his two-part article, Max price explains why UCT uses race in deciding who to admit.

In defence of race-based policy

In the first of a two-part article Max Price argues that universities have to consider students' socioeconomic status.

No threat to African centre

The debate should focus on the nature and place of African studies in an African university, writes <b>Max Price</b>.

Research central to knowledge production and SA’s development

The University of Cape Town (UCT) aspires to be a globally competitive, research-led institution.

Do university rankings matter?

All ranking systems have flaws and biases that might ignore local needs, writes <b>Max Price</b>.

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