Mamokgethi Phakeng in Times Higher Education’s 10 People of the Year

Mamokgethi Phakeng in Times Higher Education’s 10 People of the Year

- The University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor, Mamokgethi Phakeng, has is one of only 10 Africans named Times Education's 10 people of the year

- The VC recently took to Twitter to share the exciting news with her followers included a short clip of her speaking about the achievement

- Naturally, the post blew up, she also received thousands of reactions from her fans and followers who congratulated her

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The University of Cape Town's Vice-Chancellor, Mamokgethi Phakeng is a force to be reckoned with. Once again proving her worth, the beautiful and inspirational woman has achieved another great thing - becoming one of a few Africans who made it on to Times Higher Education's 10 People of the Year.

Taking to Twitter, VC Phakeng almost nonchalantly shared the news in the form of a short clip interview that she had done with a local news broadcaster in which she is addressing her wonderful achievement.

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In the clip, she speaks about the lack of African names on the list, also saying that she is honoured to have made it. She also reflects on her journey from where she started as the VC, saying that she could have done better in the position and achieved more.

Meanwhile, her fans and followers absolutely loved it, many of them taking to the comment section to commend her. Read a few of their comments below.

@Sidepocket_AM said:

"When we talk about Imbokodo. Keep on spreading the light mama and show them what Africa can do @FabAcademic."

@gill_bush said:

"What a woman!"

@MusaMayayise said:

"Congratulations @FabAcademic, keep on shining and showing us what we think is impossible, can be achieved."
Mamokgethi Phakeng among Times Higher Education’s 10 People of the Year

UCT VC Mamokgethi Phakeng has been named as one of Times' 10 Higher Education People of the Year. Image: @fabacademic
Source: Twitter

Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng of the University of Cape Town is a source of endless inspiration. She once again decided to spread some positivity after taking to her Twitter page, @FabAcademic, to share a motivational post with her followers and students. She wrote:

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"What makes the fact that I failed first-year chemistry irrelevant is that I didn’t give up. I remembered why I was at varsity in the first place, focused on my strength - mathematics - and still graduated in record time. You are not your transcript! Focus! #MakeEducationFashionable."

Soon the post blew up, getting over 2 500 likes. Many people also headed to the comment section to share similar tales of the struggles they had to overcome before graduating and becoming successful.

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