The Chancellor holds the formal position of head of the University. He or she confers degrees at graduation ceremonies in the name of the University, and performs other functions assigned by Council. The Chancellor may be called upon to discuss matters of substance with the Vice-Chancellor and the Chair of Council.
The Chancellor is elected by Convocation and has a six-year term of office. He or she may hold office for only two terms.
Dr Judy Dlamini
Term of office:
December 2018 -
Former Chancellors of Wits University:
Prince Arthur of Connaught 1922-1938
Jan Hofmeyr 1939-1948
Richard Feetham 1949-1961
Oliver Deneys Schreiner 1961-1975
Bertrand Leon “Birch” Bernstein 1975-1982
Aanon Michael “Mike” Rosholt 1983-1997
Richard Goldstone 1996-2007
Dikgang Moseneke 2012-2018