Adam Habib

Wits professor fired for sexual harassment

A senior Wits University professor has been fired after the institution’s Gender Equity Office found him guilty of sexual harassment. The professor had been on leave since September 2016 while he was being investigated, after three of his junior female colleagues laid a complaint against him. They colleagues had accused[…]

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Wits postpones general assembly

The University of the Witwatersrand has postponed its planned general assembly on Friday. “We will postpone the general assembly until consensus is reached and the conditions for such an assembly are met,” the university said in a statement. Head of communications Shirona Patel said there is a risk that the[…]

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Time for a student referendum: Habib

Although thousands of students agree with the study fee protests, they do not want to sacrifice their own qualifications for the cause, Wits University vice-chancellor Adam Habib said on Monday. He said he had received an enormous amount of letters saying this is just not fair. Students say they need to[…]

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Habib defends use of private security at Wits

University of the Witwatersrand Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib has defended a decision to bring a private security company onto campus during student protests last week. Hiring a private security company gave the institution more operational control on campus, he said in an open letter to his colleagues on Monday. The university[…]

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Habib calls for ANC to oust Zuma

Wits University Vice Chancellor Adam Habib has called for the ANC to remove President Jacob Zuma from office. In a spate of Twitter posts on Thursday, Habib lamented Zuma’s poor leadership saying he should be recalled. Zuma on Wednesday shocked the nation when he recalled Nhlanhla Nene as minister of[…]

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Wits management, SRC reach agreement

An agreement was reached by Wits University’s senior management and the Wits SRC to resume all academic programmes on Wednesday, October 28. Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib said the two bodies reached a resolution on a series of proposals put forward. “We have agreed to postpone the examinations and a new examination[…]

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Habib doesn’t understand our plight: Dlamini

Former Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini, known for his controversial Hitler remarks, has criticised Wits vice chancellor Adam Habib for not understanding the plight of protesting students, despite being black himself. Dlamini was addressing students during their third day of protest. “For the past three days, we were left with[…]

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Transformation needed at universities: Habib

Wits University vice-chancellor, Professor Adam Habib believes that transformation movements are gaining traction at universities across the country and that the topic has not been taken seriously at higher education institutions. Habib was speaking at the 8th Annual Imam Haron Memorial Lecture, around the topic ‘Transcending the Past and Reimagining[…]

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