- Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe has been elected as the new chancellor of the University of Cape Town
- She and husband, Patrice, formed the Motsepe Foundation in 1999
- Dr Moloi-Motsepe will officially take over from Graça Machel from 01 January 2020
Briefly.co.za previously reported on the speculation of the next chancellor for the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Helen Zille and Julius Malema were touted as potential candidates.
However, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe has officially been announced as the new chancellor as from 01 January 2020.
Dr Moloi-Motsepe will take over from Mrs Graça Machel, who is completing her second term in the hot seat.
Machel was first elected in 1999, so this will be the first time in 20 years that the university has a new chancellor.
Dr Moloi-Motsepe has a host of remarkable accolades to her name and started the Motsepe Foundation in 1999, along with husband, Patrice Motsepe.
Briefly.co.za understands that the couple have donated substantially since its inception in 1999.
Dr Moloi-Motsepe was voted in by an electoral college comprising of staff, holders of UCT qualifications and students.
IOL reported that UCT Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, expressed her gratitude towards Machel, but also revealed her excitement at the prospect of working with Dr Moloi-Motsepe.
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