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Statement of Congratulations
From the desk of the General Secretary, Bishop Malusi Mpumlwan

9 December 2021

The South African Council of Churches (SACC) extends its warmest congratulations to Professor Tinyiko Maluleke on his appointment as the next Vice Chancellor of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).

Prof Maluleke has been involved with the SACC for many years, having served as a past President of the SACC in his capacity as a minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. “Professor Maluleke is a long-standing contributor to and supporter of the SACC,” Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana, General Secretary of the SACC.

As an academic, Maluleke’s research into higher education at secondary and tertiary levels contributed to the conversations around the decolonisation of education in South Africa. This we believe will have a bearing on his leadership of this important university for industrial development.

Adding his voice, newly elected SACC President, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba said, “Professor Maluleke’s plans of elevating the standing of the TUT to compete with the top universities in the world is a profound vision which we support, both in prayer and in hope that his work will enable the young people at the university to achieve their God-given potential – an element of that for which the SACC prays.”

Prof Maluleke is scheduled to assume office on 1 February 2022.

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