Top universities face looming leadership vacuum

As the universities grapple with the crisis of fee increases, some could soon have to search for new leaders to steer them into the future, as several prominent university vice-chancellors are set to step down from their posts next year, writes Roland Mpofu for The Sunday Independent.

Last week, the University of Johannesburg or UJ announced its search for the successor of its vice-chancellor, Professor Ihron Rensburg. Rensburg will leave the university next year after 10 years at the helm. He said UJ was close to meeting its 2020 target of 40% black faculty members.

At the University of Cape Town, The Sunday Independent understands that knives are out for Vice-Chancellor Professor Max Price whose term of office ends next June, while at the University of the Witwatersrand, Professor Adam Habib’s term would come to an end in March next year.
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