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Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has launched three substantial scholarships for women, focused on gender issues. The launch was part of a UCT National Women’s Day event, For Womxn by Womxn, on 8 August, hosted at Graça Machel Hall.

Much of Phakeng’s address to the over 200 top-level representatives of the business, political, diplomatic, academic, student, faith and civil society sectors was devoted to giving a voice to marginalised women in society, particularly queer and trans women.

Announcing the scholarships, Phakeng said that while these would target human capital development, they would also “help us rethink our views of gender in South Africa and give us new insights into ourselves and others in different communities”.

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