UJ appoints new Chancellor - Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

The University of Johannesburg is a long-standing Member of PURCO SA, a purchasing consortium for Higher Education in Southern Africa. The CEO, Mr Selvan Govender, warmly welcomes and congratulates Dr.Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on her appointment as UJ’s new Chancellor, and looks forward to her fresh perspectives at UJ and to the Higher Education Sector as a whole.

The New Year started on a high for the University of Johannesburg as they appointed a new Chancellor for the next five-year term. Former United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women as well as Former Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the new Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg. Her five-year term of office will run from 1 October 2022 until 30 September 2027. Mlambo-Ngcuka will succeed Professor Njabulo Ndebele, whose second five-year term as Chancellor ends 30 September 2022. Details of her inauguration to follow.

“UJ’s approach to impact reflects the UN Sustainable Development Goals – something that Dr Mlambo-Ngcuka, in her capacity as UN Executive Director of UN Women, has cherished and led. Indeed, she embodies all the UJ values and aspirations, values, where equality, diversity and inclusivity have been part of the University’s success story,” said UJ Registrar, Professor Kinta Burger.” (Source: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/gauteng/uj-appoints-phumzile-mla... )

The incoming Chancellor Mlambo-Ngcuka holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences at the National University in Lesotho, a qualification in Gender Policy and Planning from the University College London, a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Cape Town and a Doctorate in Engineering from Warwick University awarded in 2013.

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