University of Witwatersrand Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib at the Solomon Mahlangu House in Braamfontein. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
University of Witwatersrand Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib at the Solomon Mahlangu House in Braamfontein. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

Yes, let us celebrate Adam Habib for his special place among a select few individuals who have flown the SA flag high.

However, his departure leaves us poorer as a nation, in dire need of true role models and game changers in postapartheid SA.

While we cannot deny that Habib’s new post is further evidence of his status, it is also a sign of our failure and our inability to retain our very best.

Cuthbert Mogadime
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