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A Bold New Future – Prof Adam Habib

By | August 29th, 2013|Profiles|

Wits’ new Vice-Chancellor designate, Professor Adam Habib, speaks boldly and acts boldly. Many are hoping he is the catalyst to take Wits to the next level as it moves towards its centenary in 2022. […] «A Bold New Future – Prof Adam Habib»

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No place like home

By | June 8th, 2013|Profiles|

Diane Victor is one of South Africa’s most important contemporary artists. Her work features in several international collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. In this candid interview, Heather Dugmore glimpses behind Diane’s 12-foot wall. […] «No place like home»

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Prof Mervyn King – The Boy the Girls Love

By | April 3rd, 2013|Profiles|

Professor Mervyn King has forever changed the way businesses worldwide measure and report on their performance, which has directly contributed to the betterment of our planet. He’s widely known for this, but what many don’t know is that he’s the boy the girls love. […] «Prof Mervyn King – The Boy the Girls Love»

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Gaining Strength From Adversity

By | January 22nd, 2013|Profiles|

Chartered accountant Victor Sekese’s story is an epic journey across the great divide that black chartered accountants have had to bridge in the world of finance, where both race and size signalled “Keep Out”. Sekese is CEO of SizweNtsalubaGobodo, the fifth-largest accounting firm in Southern Africa, and a board member of the South African Institute [...]

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The Quest For Intellectual Leadership

By | October 10th, 2012|Profiles|

When Xolela Mangcu first stepped onto Wits campus in 1983, he swiftly gained a reputation for his undiluted Black Consciousness politics. Three decades later he sticks to his guns. […] «The Quest For Intellectual Leadership»

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Scotland, Anarchists & Taming The Tiger

By | August 17th, 2012|Profiles|

“Going to Scotland to do my Masters in Law was one of the best choices I ever made in my life,” says Professor Nqosa Mahao who is originally from Lesotho and who has a Masters in Law from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD from the University of the Western Cape. […] «Scotland, Anarchists & Taming The Tiger»

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The Geek Made Good

By | April 20th, 2012|Profiles|

Ronnie Apteker has not slept. He went to bed at three am and was up at five. That’s normal for this Wits alumnus (MSc 1994 cum laude) who describes himself as a nerd and who was one of the founders of Internet Solutions in 1993. […] «The Geek Made Good»

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Then and Now: Azhar Cachalia

By | September 9th, 2011|Profiles|

It’s been 33 years since Azhar Cachalia was a student at Wits. Back than he had to apply to the government to attend a ‘white’ university, as did all black students – defined as African, Indian and Coloured. […] «Then and Now: Azhar Cachalia»

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Africa’s Alice in Wonderland – Marianne Fassler

By | September 9th, 2011|Profiles|

Marianne Fassler is Africa’s Alice in Wonderland. Her fashion garments and home reflect her hypnotic love affair with South Africa and the continent she calls home. […] «Africa’s Alice in Wonderland – Marianne Fassler»

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Partner with Expertise

By | June 22nd, 2011|Profiles|

Reuel Khoza is a Farmer and the Chairman of Aka Capital and the Nedbank Group. His Family Trust owns a 200-hectare export avocado and macadamia farm in the highlands near Hazyview and is a 50% partner in the export pack house HL Hall & Sons. […] «Partner with Expertise»

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