Cape Town - EFF leader Julius Malema and Premier Helen Zille are both being touted as the next UCT chancellor to replace outgoing chancellor Graça Machel.
UCT registrar Royston Pillay said Machel’s term was ending this year after first elected in 1999.
Pillay said the chancellor was the titular head of the university and presided at all graduation ceremonies and conferred all degrees and awards in the name of the university.
“The role of chancellor requires an individual of stature, with exceptional personal qualities and integrity.”
Pillay said nominations in writing must be signed by at least 20 people (but not more than 30), each of whom must be either a member of the convocation or a member of staff or a student at the university.