Habib New Wits Vice-Chancellor

“It is an honour for Wits to offer this position to Professor Adam Habib, whom we believe has the capacity, professionalism, and credentials to lead Wits into the future.
“The university was fortunate to have had three worthy candidates,” said Sakumzi (Saki) Macozoma, chairman of the council of Wits University, who also chaired the selection committee. However, after the interview process and extensive consultation with the university’s constituencies, the senior appointments selection committee voted strongly to offer Professor Habib the top post.”
It was hoped Habib would work alongside current vice-chancellor and principal, Professor Loyiso Nongxa, whose term expires on May 31 next year, to ensure an efficient transition,” he added.
In his statement of intent to Wits University, Habib said: “My interest in this position is inspired by the vision of Wits University which, through its research, teaching and public engagement develops high-calibre graduates and faculty, and cutting-edge knowledge to address the challenges that face South Africa, Africa and the world.”
Habib is deputy vice-chancellor for research, innovation, library and faculty co-ordination at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). A professor of political science, he is a renowned public and media commentator. He serves on numerous boards in South Africa and internationally and is widely published.
Habib obtained his Master’s degree and doctorate in political studies from the City University of New York. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Natal, an Honours degree from Wits and a BA degree from the University of Natal. Pretoria News Weekend