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Meet this SA university's first black female chancellor

APPOINTED: Dr Judy Dlamini

THE UNIVERSITY of Witwatersrand (Wits) have elected Dr Judy Dlamini as Chancellor of the university.

Dlamini is the first black female Chancellor to be appointed by the university and will take up the position from December 1 2018. She takes the reins from retired Justice Dikgang Moseneke, who has served for two six-year terms in the position.

“I wish to congratulate Dr Judy Dlamini on being elected Chancellor of the University of Witwatersrand; and wish her the best in shaping the university to achieve its full potential as a knowledge and innovation-based institution,” Mgadi said.

“I am confident that, under Dr Dlamini’s leadership, Wits will build on its strengths and excel in every aspect of this mission.”

A medical doctor by training, a leading businesswoman, entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist, Dlamini went head-to-head with Mngadi, a university professor, non-executive chairman and a community builder, for the Chancellor position after calls for nominations to fill the vacancy were made in April.

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