Oprah Winfrey Congratulates Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng on Winning New Africa Education Medal

Sep 20, 2022 3:45 PM ET

Originally published on FOX 28

Oprah Winfrey has congratulated Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng on winning the new Africa Education Medal.

Founded this year by T4 Education and HP, in collaboration with Intel and Microsoft, the honour recognised the University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor for her “impact, leadership, and advocacy in the field of African education”.

Oprah, 68, said: “Congratulations to you, Professor, on being named the winner of the Africa Education Medal. It’s an honour recognising leaders who are making a positive impact on education. I don’t know anyone who deserves it more, because I’ve witnessed first-hand through your support of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa how your vision and your passion and your commitment has made such a difference in the lives of so many students.

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