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Indian-origin prof appointed director of South Africa's Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance

Press Trust of India  |  Johannesburg 

An Indian-origin has been appointed as the of a renowned academic institution in South

will take charge as the of the University of Cape Town's (UCT) School of Public Governance from in July.

Ismail is known for his role in negotiating major agreements for South Africa, including with the as well as the Trade and Development Agreement with the

Ismail, a at the UCT's School of Economics, has in the past served as an to the and a to the of Trade and Industry.

He chaired the from 2015 to 2018, and was reappointed for a five-year term till 2023.

In a statement, Ismail said he viewed his appointment as an opportunity to contribute to rebuilding the institutions of the democratic state and the capacity of the next generation of policy makers, based on the values of the late

The school has trained 1,400 students from across in leadership and academic programmes since its establishment in 2011.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, February 16 2019. 02:10 IST