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Adam Habib

Adam Habib is an academic, researcher, activist, administrator, and renowned political commentator and columnist. He is currently the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and Chair of Universities South Africa, which represents vice-chancellors and higher education in the country. In these roles, he has been working with government, students and other stakeholders to find solutions to the recent wave of protests around funding for higher education. He has also focussed on building African research excellence, and together with the University of Cape Town, Wits initiated the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA).


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