The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa has announced the appointment of Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng to the National Orders Advisory Council.

The council is responsible for advising the President on the awarding of national orders, which recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the country.

Prof. Phakeng is a renowned figure in the field of mathematics education in South Africa and has served as the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. She has been recognized for her contributions to education and social justice, and her appointment to the Order of the Baobab is a testament to her achievements.

As the Desmond Tutu Research Chair in Religion and Social Justice at the University of the Western Cape, Prof. Phakeng has been a vocal advocate for the promotion of equality and inclusivity in education. Her expertise and experience will undoubtedly be valuable to the council’s work.

The President’s recognition of Prof. Phakeng’s contributions to education and social justice is a positive step towards promoting excellence and selflessness in South Africa. The appointment of such a distinguished figure to the National Orders Advisory Council is a significant development and will undoubtedly enhance the council’s ability to recognize and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the country.

Prof. Phakeng’s appointment to the National Orders Advisory Council is a well-deserved recognition of her contributions to education and social justice in South Africa. Her expertise and experience will undoubtedly be valuable to the council’s work, and her appointment is a positive step towards promoting excellence and selflessness in the country.

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