South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will be inaugurated as chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal next week.
This was announced by the UKZN Council, saying that the chief justice will serve as the university chancellor for a period of four years.
The university council had on August 7, this year announced its decision to make Mogoeng succeed Dr Zweli Mkhize who served as the University’s chancellor for two terms.
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Cheif Justice Mogoeng will be the third chancellor to hold office at UKZN. Dr Frene Ginwala was the first person to be inaugurated as the first Chancellor of the University in 2005.
“We welcome Justice Mogoeng to the University and we are looking forward to working with him for the next four years. We are confident that the wealth of knowledge and experience that he brings with him will be instrumental in fulfilling his duties in this critical role,” says the UKZN Council chairperson, Reverend Dr Vukile Mehana
“He is no doubt one of the best legal minds ever produced by this country and we are proud to welcome him to the UKZN family,” said UKZN’s vice-chancellor and principal, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld.
The University applauded Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng for the level of dedication, diligence and integrity which he has continued to keep since September 8, 2011when he became South Africa’s Chief Justice.
Chief Justice Mogoeng now boasts of 31 years of service in the legal fraternity having garnered much experience as a Supreme Court prosecutor in Mafikeng in 1986. Mogoeng rose to these ranks through hard work and dedication culminating in him being appointed the Chief Justice in 2011.
“In all the positions he has held, including his current one as the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Mogoeng has displayed dedication, diligence, integrity and honesty, which are characteristics that are in line with the University’s REACHT values. REACHT stands for Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Client Orientation, Honesty and Trust,” the university said in a statement.