Statement of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation on the appointment of President Thabo Mbeki as UNISA Chancellor, December 09, 2016.

On behalf of the Board and staff of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation (TMF), I would like to congratulate our Patron, President Thabo Mbeki, on his appointment as Chancellor of the University of South Africa (UNISA).

The TMF is proud to be associated with this outstanding Institution of higher learning, which is playing a significant role in the production of our Country’s and Continent’s intelligentsia.

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation has been in partnership with the University of South Africa, to advance the ideals of African Renaissance.  This partnership is expressed through our flagship programmes – the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, The Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library and the South African Democracy Education Trust.

This appointment therefore further solidify our relationship, not only for the benefit of the two Institutions but for the people of our Continent.

We pay homage to the UNISA Council for the decision they have taken and for what it has done in the past, by believing in President Mbeki’s Leadership and what he and those of his generation stood for and acting consistently with that belief.

We have no doubt that President Mbeki will, as always, discharge his responsibilities conscientiously and with utmost diligence.

We wish him strength and good health in the execution of his new duties.

Issued by:

Dr Brigalia Bam

Chairperson of the Board

Thabo Mbeki Foundation

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