Vice-Chancellor Professor Phakeng hosted a dinner at the South African High Commission in London in October 2019 in aid of the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance.  Around 80 alumni and friends enjoyed a video message from Mrs Graca Machel and hearing more about the School from former Director of the School, Professor Alan Hirsch, as well as some superb singing from UCT opera school alumni, Zwakele Mshengu and Cecilia Rangwanasha, who were accompanied on the piano by renowned alumnus, James Baillieu.