Professor Tinyiko Maluleke Thrilled to Be TUT’s New Vice Chancellor from Next Year

Professor Tinyiko Maluleke Thrilled to Be TUT’s New Vice Chancellor from Next Year

  • Professor Tinyiko Maluleke will be taking over the position of Vice-Chancellor at the Tshwane University of Technology on 1 February
  • Prof Maluleke has been commended for his prior experience in the higher education department
  • TUT is excited to have him on board and Maluleke cannot wait to take the reigns at the prestigious university

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The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has appointed Professor Tinyiko Maluleke as its new Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Prof Maluleke will assume his new position on 1 February, 2022.

The university described Prof Maluleke as a senior leader with 20 years of experience in executive management in the higher education department. Previously, prof worked as a senior research fellow and more at the University of Pretoria.

His qualifications include a doctoral degree and he is a full professor. He is also internationally recognised as a researcher in his field of black and African theologies as well as religions and politics.

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Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, Tshwane University of Technology, TUT, Vice-Chancellor, new job
Prof Tinyiko Maluleke expressed his excitement at his new role of Vice-Chancellor of the Tshwane University of Technology. Image: @ProfTinyiko / Twitter and TUT
Source: Twitter

According to TUT, Maluleke revealed that he is "thrilled" to be taking the role at the university. He believes that TUT has the possibility to become one of the world's top universities and that it has been led exceptionally well.

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He added that his goal is for the university to become the most vibrant, innovative facility to both work and study within Mzansi.

A report by SowetanLIVE stated that the Chair of the TUT Council Tilson Manyoni said the selection process for the VC was a rigorous one but that Prof Maluleke's track record of leadership within the higher education sector is impressive.

Social media congratulates Prof Maluleke on his new journey

@skinnypants3000 shared:

"Nice. They chose a South African to lead the institute."

@DudaLuvuyo said:

"Congratulations Prof Maluleke you deserve that post."

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@MarotholiSuzan responded with:

"Welcome to TUT @ProfTinyiko, I can't wait to meet you."

@ZephNell added:

"Congratulations @ProfTinyiko the child of the sister of @Enghumbhini. We hope to continue seeing you two light up the timelines with your banter."

UCT VC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng's motivational educational journey has locals sharing their own struggles

Previously, Briefly News reported that Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng shared her educational story on Twitter, warming hearts and inspiring people all over Mzansi. Professor Phakeng explained that she did her postgraduate studies part-time at the University of Witwatersrand.

She was also working full time and raising a family. She said she had no social life. In 1998, she took leave without pay from her job in order to start her PhD journey. She revealed that not only was it a tough financial decision, but a personal one too.

She bagged her PhD in Mathematics Education in 2002 from Wits. Her inspiring journey touched the hearts of many locals who shared their own stories in her replies section.

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