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Earlier this year, Wits University Vice-chancellor Adam Habib announced he would be leaving Wits at the end of the year to take up a post at London's School of Oriental and African Studies. His announcement was met with mixed reaction including from academics at Wits University. (Read here)

Last week, Wits University announced that Zeblon Vilakazi, the current vice-principal and deputy vice-chancellor for research and postgraduate studies at Wits. While the Wits student representative council has welcomed his appointment, Vilakazi will have an interesting time taking over from Habib.  

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Fatima Moosa
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