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Critics ask for independent assessor to probe UCT report

Image: Adrian Frith [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

University of Cape Town council says it stands by the findings of judge-led investigating panel

Members of parliament have joined student representatives and labour organisations in calling for an independent assessor to probe a report identifying governance failures at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

The report, published on 2 November, found that former UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng and former council chair Babalwa Ngonyama “mendaciously misled” the university about the resignation of a senior figure at the institution.

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