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African voices


Reflections, speeches and interviews

Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Adam Habib reflects on a new kind of activism to address inequality in our society.

Ngugi Wa Thiongo The Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o delivered a public lecture at Wits in March in which he emphasised the importance of language in decolonisation. You can listen to the lecture here.

Professor Carole Lewis (BA 1974, LLB 1975, LLM 1985), one of South Africa’s most senior justices in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), was awarded a Gold Medal by Wits for her rich contribution to the life of the University. You can listen to her acceptance speech here, talking about her Wits experience and her career.

Janet Love (BA 1998) accepted the University’s Gold Medal on behalf of the Legal Resources Centre at a graduation ceremony in March 2017.

Professor Daryl Glaser (BA 1982, BA Hons 1983, MA 1989) spoke about tackling unemployment in this radio interview after the 2017 State of the Nation address.

Professor Johnny Mahlangu (BSc 1988, MBBCh 1994, MMed 2008) delivered his inaugural lecture on therapies for inherited bleeding disorders.

Corin Mathews (MA 2003, MEd 2006), School of Education lecturer, spoke to future teachers in a graduation address. What should we say “no” to and what should we say “yes” to?