Streaming issues? Report here
Joanne Joseph 702 Gradients Joanne Joseph 702 Gradients
Afternoon Drive with Joanne Joseph
15:00 - 18:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
See full line-up
Afternoon Drive with Joanne Joseph
15:00 - 18:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

Prof Vilakazi - Appointment a message not only of hope but of what is possible

3 July 2020 4:12 PM
Tags:
Wits
Adam Habib
CERN
Professor Zeblon Vilakazi

Prof Zeblon Vilakazi has been appointed as the vice-chancellor and principal of Wits University with effect from January 1 2021.

Top nuclear physicist Professor Zeblon Vilakazi has been appointed as the vice-chancellor and principal of Wits University with effect from January 1 2021.

Prof Vilakazi will be the 15th vice-chancellor and principal of the university and will take over from Prof Adam Habib, who will leave at the end of the year to lead the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Here is what you need to know about Vilakazi.

Azania Mosaka chats to Prof Vilakazi about his appointment.

The realisation is that this comes with new responsibilities of taking over an institution in the middle of challenges brought by COVID-19. We don't know what we will inherit in the next two to three years in the wake of COVID-19. There is a bit of both trepidation and excitement

Professor Zeblon Vilakazi

I am working from home. When I heard the news I was with my wife and children.

Professor Zeblon Vilakazi

Growing up in Katlehong ... and having had an opportunity and luck to do frontier-level research at some of the top laboratories in the world and come back to leading what is arguably Africa's most important university, if I can say so, is a message not only of hope but of what is possible.

Professor Zeblon Vilakazi

Listen below for the full interview...


3 July 2020 4:12 PM
Tags:
Wits
Adam Habib
CERN
Professor Zeblon Vilakazi

More from Local

Light bulb against dark background, electricity, load shedding. Image: Pexels.

Eskom's Andre de Ruyter says power cuts to continue until next year

11 August 2020 5:41 PM

De Ruyter briefed the Cape Town Press Club on Tuesday on the parastatal’s turnaround strategy.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

empty-school-desk-chair-classroom-grade-learning-education-teaching-pupils-123rf

School governing bodies association wants clarity on teachers with comorbidities

11 August 2020 5:25 PM

Matakanye Matakanya says despite directives from the department of education there are still questions that need answers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Coffin funeral 123rf

Funeral costs increase by as mush as 25% because of PPE expenses

11 August 2020 5:14 PM

Avbob general manager Pieter van der Westhuizen says have hired more people and converted shipping containers to cold rooms.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

VBS

Court rules that VBS findings against Msiza are unconstitutional

11 August 2020 5:00 PM

Court rules the findings against suspended ANC Limpopo treasurer Daniel Msiza in the VBS scandal unconstitutional.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

covid-19-coronavirus-face-mask-virus-transmission-health-pandemic-medical-123rf

'We can't be complacent despite decline in admissions,' says Gauteng acting MEC

11 August 2020 1:49 PM

Jacob Mamabolo says the province is likely to experience a spike in COVID-19 cases between end of August and early September.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Coronavirus Covid-19 3D rendering disease cells 123rflifestyle 123rf

[LISTEN] The role of universities and research during a pandemic

11 August 2020 11:35 AM

University of Pretoria vice-chancellor Tawana Kupe shares what universities are doing to contribute to the fight against COVID-19.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200810bobgif

At no time did Bob Mabena act like 'I am mightier than you' - Dj Fresh

11 August 2020 11:15 AM

Media industry colleagues and callers pay tribute to the late legendary radio and television broadcaster Bob Mabena.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200810bob2gif

A radio world without Bob Mabena is just so unfair - Thabo Shole-Mashao

11 August 2020 7:20 AM

Shole-Mashoa and former co-anchor Thabo Mduli pay tribute to the late veteran broadcaster who passed away on Monday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Woman and man wearing surgical masks 123rf 123rflifestyle covid-19 coronavirus

UPDATE: SA now has 417,200 (74%) COVID-19 recoveries from 563,598 cases

10 August 2020 11:46 PM

There were 16,911 tests conducted and 3,740 new infections. Gauteng has 145,776 recoveries from 193,561 infections to date.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200810bobgif

President Cyril Ramaphosa mourns the passing of radio legend Bob Mabena

10 August 2020 8:37 PM

The president’s condolences are extended to the Mabena family as well as the colleagues and friends of the late broadcaster.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward