#Feesmusfall, racism and student violence with Professor Adam Habib


My guest today is Professor Adam Habib.

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We spoke from his office in Johannesburg. Our discussion covers the recent student protests, racism in our culture and on our campuses, #feesmustfall and higher education funding. WARNING: There is some explicit language in this interview.

Professor Adam Habib is the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand, and has served in this position as from the 1st of June 2013.

He is an academic, an activist, an administrator, and a renowned political media commentator and columnist.

A Professor of Political Science, Habib has more than 30 years of academic, research, institutional and administration expertise. His experience spans five universities and multiple local and international institutions, boards and task teams

Professor Habib holds qualifications in Political Science from three universities including the University of Natal and Wits. He earned his masters and doctoral qualifications from the Graduate School of the City University of New York.

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One thought on “#Feesmusfall, racism and student violence with Professor Adam Habib

  1. I think on you question about “fixing” primary and secondary education, Habib maybe misses a point that if we had a functioning Education system, producing employable matriculants (in both blue and white collar industries) the pressure on tertiary education would be reduced. Going even further, I think he is incorrect in think that tertiary education is going to be the main driver of growth in the future. I think that increasing well educated, critically thinking and flexible high school graduates will be the most desirable worked, with industries providing in work training and upskilling workers as they progress. I think universities will fall back to producing academics, and professionals.


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