year in review 2018 Paperturn - Page 7

are engaged with the challenges of the
It requires courage to interrogate
the complex questions of our lives,
to innovate powerful solutions and
demand the highest performance
from ourselves. Courage, creativity
and stamina are virtues that we learn
from one another, especially if we are
fortunate to have leaders who display
these qualities themselves.
As we bade farewell to Dr Max Price,
whose outstanding leadership as
vice-chancellor ended in June 2018,
we welcomed Professor Mamokgethi
Phakeng as his successor. From her
first day as vice-chancellor, she has
demonstrated these qualities, as well
as the vision to take UCT into a more
sustainable future and to emphasise the
good that all of us can do within our
diverse disciplines and communities,
regardless of our differences.
But like the university, the vicechancellor cannot take on this task
alone. The reward of supporting UCT
is that we each get the chance to play
a part in the positive changes the
university is bringing into the world. It
is not just a responsibility; it is also an
opportunity to align with the excellence
UCT embodies.
Sipho M Pityana
Chair of UCT Council
Production Pete van der Woude
Newsroom writers Kate-Lyn
Moore, Helen Swingler
Photos Brenton Geach, Michael
Hammond, Je’nine May, Roger
Sedres, Robyn Walker
(unless otherwise indicated)
Design Sean Robertson
Proofreading Diana Procter
6 Vice-Chancellor’s overview
18 UCT at a glance
20 Executive news
40 Transformation
56 Social responsiveness
72 Students
88 2018 in pictures
114 Excellence
132 Research
148 Teaching and learning
168 Future focus
174 Bongani Mayosi
*Most of the articles included in this publication
are available in their original, unabridged forms
on UCT’s news website


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