Motlanthe top at varsity

NEW ROLE: Motlanthe is sworn in as new chancellor at Univen. Pic: Elijar Mushiana. 09/03/2010. © Sowetan


09 MARCH 2010 TUESDAY:
LEADERSHIP:The new Chancellor of Univen Kgalema Motlanthe takes an oath during his installation as the Univen Chancellor held at University Auditorium on Tuesday. PHOTO: ELIJAR MUSHIANA
NEW ROLE: Motlanthe is sworn in as new chancellor at Univen. Pic: Elijar Mushiana. 09/03/2010. © Sowetan 09 MARCH 2010 TUESDAY: LEADERSHIP:The new Chancellor of Univen Kgalema Motlanthe takes an oath during his installation as the Univen Chancellor held at University Auditorium on Tuesday. PHOTO: ELIJAR MUSHIANA

ULULATIONS characterised the installation of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe as the new chancellor of the University of Venda in Limpopo yesterday.

ULULATIONS characterised the installation of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe as the new chancellor of the University of Venda in Limpopo yesterday.

Motlanthe becomes the fourth chancellor of the institution since its establishment in 1982.

He succeeds Cyril Ramaphosa as the institution's chancellor.

Among the dignitaries who attended the event were IEC chairperson Brigalia Bam, director-general in the department of Higher Education Mary Metcalfe, Safa president Kirsten Nematandani, Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale, and traditional leaders from the former Venda homeland.

In his acceptance speech, Motlanthe said "there was a need to produce graduates who were both responsive and sensitive to the needs of societies".

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