year in review 2018 Paperturn - Page 55



2018: A YEAR IN REVIEW | TRANSFORMATION
Dr Nomonde
Mbatani
about remaining open to opportunities
for growth.
Her main interest in the NGP
programme is in improving her
academic writing and publishing
track record.
“You ... enter the clinical field because
you want to help people, and before
you know it you are working at
a university where research output
is expected.
“You’ve got all of the information.
You’ve got the patients. You have
the data. But how do you put that
into words?”
Mbatani hopes that through her
involvement in the NGP programme she
will be able to pass academic writing
and research skills on to her students.
the UCT community and its own
members. Associate Professor Manya
Mooya (Construction Economics and
Management) reflects on this.
“There could be a perception that
because you’re a member of the
cohort you get ... extra support that
is not available to everybody.”
He said he joined because he
could see that the university was
clearly committed to transformation
at this level.
“I see my participation as
a demonstration of support of
that initiative.”
For Nomonde Mbatani (Obstetrics
and Gynaecology) the move into
the NGP was less about acquiring
a higher academic title, and more
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