Speeches

CEO Speeches

Universities SA’s Chief Executive Officer, Professor Ahmed Bawa, was honoured with the Transformative Leadership Award by the University of Pennsylvania’s (Upenn’s) Barbara and Edward Netter Centre for Community Partnerships (abbreviated to Netter Centre) in November 2017…Read more

VC Speeches

“The role of ethics in Service Excellence is about upholding the principles of fairness, social justice, anti-corruption, accountability, transparency, decisiveness, and honesty,” Prof Gordon Zide, said at his inauguration as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Vaal University of Technology on . “In earnest, it is about standing upright in an upside down environment.” Read more..

“The past is past. The present is about to pass. We need not regurgitate or relive them,” were Prof Thandwa Mthembu’s words, in addressing the decolonisation of education at public universities. “Now, we need to focus on laying the foundation today for our collective future. Decolonisation should, therefore, be futuristic and not a hankering after the past.” Read more..

It was a momentous occasion on 17 April, 2018, when Ms Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi was officially inaugurated Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela University and Prof Sibongile Muthwa was installed as Vice-Chancellor of the same institution. This is what the two principals had to say, respectively, of their appointments. Read more..