University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has been named the winner of the inaugural Africa Education Medal, launched this year by T4 Education and HP in collaboration with Intel and Microsoft.
Professor Phakeng was chosen from 10 finalists from across the continent, including the former president of Tanzania, HE Jakaya Kikwete.
The Africa Education Medal was established to recognise the work of change-makers who are transforming African education.
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