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The Vice-Chancellor who loves Mathematics and cares about people, not things

By |2019-06-24T08:18:14+00:00November 3rd, 2014|Profiles|

He loves Mathematics, sudoku and jogging. He believes that understanding our place in the universe is far more important than the accumulation of material possessions. Meet the new Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University, Dr Sizwe Mabizela. If you’re on the streets of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape at 4.30 in the morning, you might see the [...]

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The Pursuit of Fearlessness

By |2019-06-24T08:18:14+00:00November 3rd, 2014|Profiles|

From Chicago to London to Outer Mongolia, Kevin Volans’ classical compositions reach beyond creed, culture or established form. Emanating from a desire for freedom, they orbit the world. The Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras (570BC – 495BC) proposed that the Sun, Moon and all the planets emit their own unique, orbital sounds – known as [...]

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This poverty shall pass – the journey of Peter Tshisevhe

By |2019-06-24T08:18:15+00:00May 11th, 2014|Profiles|

Wits alumnus Peter Tshisevhe’s story needs to be told. It is a story of hard work, determination, intellect and triumph. Numerous Wits alumni and academics play a part in this story, which offers the promise of a bold new South African future of which Wits can be proud. BProc in 1995, LLB in 1997 and [...]

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Witsie becomes a roaring success in Tinseltown

By |2019-06-24T08:18:15+00:00October 15th, 2013|Profiles|

On the wall behind Wits alumnus Gary Barber’s desk in Hollywood is a giant image of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s roaring lion that was filmed for the logo. It’s fitting that a man from Africa should be leading a company that is synonymous with the iconic lion. In this Q&A we speak to chartered accountant Barber about life [...]

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Prof Mervyn King – The Boy the Girls Love

By |2019-06-24T08:18:17+00:00April 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. […]

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Gaining Strength From Adversity

By |2019-06-24T08:18:17+00:00January 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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Scotland, Anarchists & Taming The Tiger

By |2019-06-24T08:18:18+00:00August 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. […]

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