Her experiences as a resident advisor included many sweet life lessons. She hopes that by sharing them, she will rock the world of all readers! Clunking Heads on Campus: Tales of a Resident Advisor is a fun and thought- provoking account of the thought processes of an international student from a non- liberal background who becomes RA to thirty-six freshmen in a very liberal college setting.
She shares snippets of her experiences as an RA and the not-so-mundane shocks of coed living. Her story is for internationals worldwide who are curious about life on US campuses, and for local Americans who are about to embark on their journeys to college. She shares tips, tricks, and ideas of being a freshman dorm RA, which can be applied in a variety of settings. In addition to medicine, his curative efforts included the controversial transplant of live foetal cells into his brain, the infusion drug concoctions, acupuncture, spirituality and participating in a trial for a miracle cure at the Opus Dei hospital in Spain.
The last proved so unsuitable a regime that his wife smuggled him out through the laundry before dawn. Todes is survived by his wife and three children. He was born 24 March Vosdick Lindo Webb BSc, , former lecturer in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering from to and assistant in the laboratories until , passed away on 23 June , aged Born in Witbank, Webb matriculated with distinction and then made his way to the Big City in search of a job during the Depression years.
He was initially apprenticed as a plumber and tinsmith, but Webb's employer arranged a laboratory assistant position in the Wits Electrical Engineering Department after noticing his passion for all things electrical. His interest in electrical machines together with his exemplary academic record won him a Chamber of Mines scholarship for electrical engineering in Working part-time as a power station attendant and studying in the evenings, Webb graduated as an electrical engineer in Having been unsuccessful in joining active service in the war owing to poor eyesight, he entered the war supplies structure until he was recalled by the University to join Prof.
Goldsmith's secret war projects team. Although Webb never revealed what they were busy with, he regaled his family with tales of how they would stand guard with knobkerries as there were no spare rifles available! With the cessation of hostilities Webb married a Canadian nurse in and then joined Wits as a lecturer in heavy current engineering and machines.
Webb was responsible for establishing the Electrical Engineering Department's laboratory facilities to meet the demand for training created by returning ex-servicemen. These laboratories were his baby and he remained a central figure in their development and operation until his first nominal retirement in After a short sabbatical, the University recalled Webb to assist with laboratory supervision and external examiner duties.
He continued until his failing eyesight finally forced him, after 50 years, to bid farewell to his beloved machines in His empathetic style, dry humour and passion for his subject left lasting impressions on most of his students, together with the memory of his hallmark phrase, Now then gentlemen, let's gather round and talk about this Webb was a devoted family man and handled his sons, nephews and nieces with the same educationally empowering approach he adopted with his students.
He contributed practically to his church and community, based on his life philosophy of when in doubt, do something for somebody. His family recalls some of his last words: It is the duty of engineers to help their fellow man, you know. Webb was an accomplished yet humble man devoted to teaching and the service of others and has left an enduring legacy. Born 6 December , Dische emigrated after graduating to specialise in paediatrics. She married pathologist Dr Frederick Dische in and worked part-time in schools and clinics in south London while raising her family. She had remarkable success in the treatment of nocturnal enuresis nigh bed-wetting , an area in which she specialised.
She was a recognised authority on the use of enuresis alarms and was in demand as a teacher and writer. He was Docrat was born 26 June He joined the office of the Public Protector as chief financial officer in , a post he held at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, parents and siblings.
He was 88 years old. An enthusiastic hiker, he had been enjoying a hike in the Berg over the long weekend in April, , when an unfortunate accident resulted in head injuries. After many months of hospitalization during which he experienced and rallied from many complications, he had finally started making real progress, when he broke his hip and died of an embolism following an operation.
Keith leaves his wife, Joy, two daughters Elizabeth and Claire and grandchildren. Joy and Elizabeth took turns caring for him in his final months. This illustrates his deep understanding and wealth of knowledge about biochemistry. He was able to explain complex concepts and I very much enjoyed his lectures which were full of insight and peppered with subtle humour. In , he came to South Africa and took up the Professorship of Biochemistry at Wits where he remained after his retirement as Emeritus Professor.
During his time there he was an active researcher and prolific publisher. These three papers alone have been cited times between them — quite a start to a career. His most cited paper was cited times. My estimate is citations in total or an average of He had 4 Nature scientific articles and one opinion piece. To everyone who interacted with him in various capacities, it was obvious that Keith had a very keen analytical mind.
He could tease apart data and find new ways to address biochemical investigations and other problems. He often brought fruit and vegetables and seeds from his garden to give to staff and students in the School of Molecular and Cell Biology. On the other hand, he very much enjoyed visits to the Ballet, Opera, and Orchestral concerts, all of which indulged his passion for music. To this end, he played the cello and sang in The Bach Choir and yet he remained passionate about Biochemistry.
He enjoyed writing about the subject and unearthing and understanding the background to biochemical advances and gaining insight on the scientists involved. He had recently been working on conceptual problems in Biochemistry and would source the earliest editions of papers sometimes requiring assistance from colleagues to translate from German. Keith also enjoyed travelling and architecture and was fascinated by other cultures, and of course continued to enjoy the camaraderie and physicality of hiking.
It took some explaining for him to be released. She was 35 years old. Born in Klerksdorp, she was the second of three children and the only daughter of Sally and Michael McLaren. She grew up in gold mining communities in Deelkr l and Aggenys and was educated at Potchefstroom High School for Girls, where she was a gifted academic and an Honours Roll student. After matriculating in , McLaren pursued a degree in her first love, junior primary teaching, at Wits in She retired temporarily from teaching to focus on parenting after the birth of her son in During this time she established African Mother, a charity organisation that aimed to raise funds to secure the future of children born to HIV-positive women.
During her treatment, she fulfilled the dream of a fellow young terminal patient by arranging for him to meet his heroes, several Springbok rugby players. McLaren returned to teaching in , just months prior to her untimely death, and wrote a teacher's guide to developing children's self-confidence. A natural and brilliant teacher, a devoted mother and a spirited, intelligent, creative and compassionate individual, she was loved and respected by children and colleagues and made a significant impact on the lives of those she knew.
She is survived by her parents, her brothers, Shane and Brent, and her son, Ethan. He returned to Natal University as a lecturer in the early sixties and came to Wits four years later, where he would spend the remainder of his career. In he married Valda and the couple had two children.
Moelwyn-Hughes took sabbatical leave to Stanford, Cambridge and Oxford universities to pursue chemistry research, and later to research staff development methodologies. He was actively involved in the Staff Association regarding conditions of service and teaching accountability. He established the Staff Development Centre at Wits in the eighties and pioneered many of the teaching and employee procedures that are the mainstay of Wits today. He retired in and emigrated to UK following a pulmonary embolism.
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He returned to Johannesburg in and settled in Hermanus in His legacy endures through his children and through the Wits Centre for Learning and Teaching Development. This distinguished alumnus and Wits benefactor held a BSc from the University of Fort Hare, and several honorary doctorates from American and South African universities, including Wits. He was secretary of the ANC Youth League in the forties and, in the fifties, was arrested, twice stood trial with Mandela and was convicted and banned for five years.
During this time he graduated, married and worked at Baragwanath and in private practice. He remained active in civic politics, serving as vice-chair of the Black Parents Association for which he was detained and as leader of the Soweto Committee of Ten. The Committee,formed to run Soweto's affairs after the collapse of the Soweto Urban Bantu Council, was banned by the apartheid government on 19 October ,Black Wednesday.
Although released the same year, Motlana was prohibited from attending meetings, refused passage to travel abroad and denied a passport for 31 years. He established a grocery shop and remained active in resistance politics in the eighties, campaigning against the Black Local Authority Elections. He pursued various business interests, including forming the first black-owned chemicals company, Africhem, establishing a uniform manufacturing company, Phaphama Africa and founding the first privately owned, black hospital in the country, Kwacha - later Lesedi Clinic.
Sizwe Medical Aid Scheme was formed concurrently, the first scheme to be owned and operated by blacks. He also formed New Africa Marketing to employ detained youth. He also served on the Wits University Council. He received the Financial Mail Lifetime Achievement Award for his role in business and community in He survived by his wife, six children, 11 grandchildren and one great grand child. The first black Professor at Wits and the man who drafted the Freedom Charter clause, the doors of learning and culture shall be opened to all, Professor Ezekiel Eskia Mphahele died in Limpopo Province on 27 October The herd boy born 17 December in Marabastad in the former Northern Transv l only began school at 13 but would become a world-renowned author, educator and literary giant.
He worked as a clerk at a school for the blind in the mid-forties and then taught at Orlando High in Soweto. He resigned in protest at Bantu education enforced in the fifties. He then worked in journalism for Drum magazine but was forced into exile by the apartheid government. In his groundbreaking novel, Down Second Avenue, immortalised his hometown and became a literary classic.
In he convened a conference of black writers in Uganda and later that year moved to Paris, where he headed a cultural forum secretly funded by the US's Central Intelligence Agency CIA. He obtained degrees from the University of South Africa in the sixties and was the first person there to be awarded a distinction for a thesis.
He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature. He moved to Zambia in when his next novel, The Wanderers, was published.
He Africanised his name to Eskia in defiance of linguistic oppression, offended as he was with the conventional spelling of Africa with a c, which he believed colonizers of Afrika had created for their own convenience. He continued to write prolifically and established the Black Education and Research Centre in Soweto.
The second volume of his autobiography, Afrika My Music, was published in His legacy lives on through his works and the Eskia Institute. He is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren. He returned to South Africa and married Abigail with whom he had one daughter. In the family relocated to England where Mynhardt specialised in surgery at Oxford. Actively involved in the community, Myhardt served on the town council and as mayor.
A rugby enthusiast, he was lifelong vice-president of the South African Rugby Board. He emigrated with his family to the US in , where he saw out his retirement. Spies returned to Boys High in and taught History for 15 years. In addition he represented the Transvaal in Hockey. He obtained a PhD from Wits in After leaving Boys High as a teacher Spies joined the staff of the University of South Africa, where he stayed until his retirement in Spies authored countless articles and co-authored and contributed to a number of books and publications. He died at his home in Garsfontein on 22 July and was survived by his wife, Marion, and three children.
Her passion for social change led to her initiating the Soweto English Language Project, out of which grew her highly regarded series of textbooks for the teaching of English. She won the prestigious Wits Academic Citizenship Award in Stein was responsible for the annual Nadine Gordimer lecture series, which provided an opportunity to bring Wits University closer to a wider audience.
Stein's many publications spanned the fields of educational and semiotic theory and practice, as well as art and culture generally. Stein's doctorate on multi-modal pedagogies was the basis for her critically acclaimed book, Multimodal Pedagogies in Diverse Classrooms: Rights, Representations and Resources Routledge, One reviewer commented that the book breathed life into theory. Stein was a great collaborator her recent guest editorship with Denise Newfield of English Studies in Africa is testimony to this. She was joint leader of the Wits Multi-literacies Research Project and an organiser of the highly successful 14th International Conference of Learning, held at the Wits School of Education in June A brilliant teacher, Stein was admired and loved by students and colleagues alike.
To many of those who knew her, Stein was a true Renaissance woman. She was generous, hospitable, had the flair of a magician, longed for a new world, and had a love of adventure and difficult intellectual challenges.
She could turn the ordinary into the extraordinary with the flick of her pen, her smile, her life. She will be sorely missed. Born 31 July , Katzen obtained first-class passes in English and history for her undergraduate and Honours degrees and won the South African Association of University Women's Prize in She lectured in history before winning a scholarship to the London School of Economics in the fifties for her Masters degree in history.
During this time she was a research fellow at the Institute of Colonial Studies at Oxford. She lectured history at the University of Cape Town in the early sixties before being detained for anti-apartheid activities. After her release, Katzen emigrated to England where she worked at the University of Leicester until her retirement in She is survived by her two children. He completed military service and then trained as an anaesthetics registrar after graduating, earning an anaesthetics diploma in A highly skilled cardio-thoracic and neuro-surgical anaesthetist, Veliotes participated in in anaesthetising the tallest living man, Gabriel E Monjane, for a hip replacement, and anaesthetising to separate the Matebela Siamese twins —— the successful separation of which made world headlines.
Veliotes also held diplomas in hospital management and conflict resolution. He received a service excellence award in Derek Scott Henderson died in Grahamstown on 8 August , aged Born in Durban, Henderson was home-schooled before matriculating from St John's College in Houghton, at which he was head boy. He also held an Honours degree from Cambridge in the logic section of the moral sciences tripos. In Henderson moved into the corporate world, joining the Anglo American Corporation as private secretary to Harry Oppenheimer.
He then started lecturing mathematics at Wits until his interest in computers led him to Harvard University, where he obtained his doctorate in applied mathematics making him one of only 12 doctorates in the field of computer science at the time. He joined IBM, then the world's largest computer company, and was part of the architectural team that designed the prototype of the IBM family of computers. He returned to Wits where he met his future wife, the late Thelma Mullins BA , BA Hons , a former geography lecturer and renowned humanitarian, whom he married in At Wits Henderson developed and directed South Africa's first computer centre and was appointed the country's first Professor of Computer Science in Henderson served his alma mater for 21 years, from to His tenure at Rhodes focused on attracting stronger academics, improving administration and reforming the university's finances, the latter of which he did with the help of Wits colleague Jerry Steele BCom , MCom Above all, Henderson's intention was to raise the stature of Rhodes in the tradition of the great universities of the world.
Henderson objected to apartheid early on and, in , defied the Nationalist government by making Rhodes the first university in South Africa to integrate races in student residences. After retiring from Rhodes, he served as a Democratic Alliance city councillor. During retirement he worked to keep the doors of the National Settlers Monument open when financial insolvency threatened its existence. He is survived by two daughters and three grandsons.
She served on the council of the Grahamstown Foundation for more than two decades. Described by a friend and colleague as a formidable force in the social development field who fearlessly championed the rights of the poor and never took no for an answer, Henderson was a great humanitarian and the recipient of the Order of the Baobab bronze from the South African government, the Solus Medal for Meritorious Service to the Community and the South African Teachers Association Centennial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education.
Henderson is survived by her husband, two daughters and grandchildren. He taught at Pretoria Boys High after graduating and was a respected and popular educator. He was a wonderful teacher, says Henry's former student, Peter Novellie of the matric class of I consider myself very lucky to have been in his history class. Another former pupil, Leyland Pitt, now a Professor of Marketing, recalls, He was without doubt the best teacher I ever had, at school or university. He taught me to think and write critically and that helped establish my career.
Years later I have realised he also taught me to teach, which has made this a worthwhile career. Henry also served as Wits University's public relations officer from to Hughes set the standard for sophisticated wildlife films. Along with his wife and partner, Carol, Hughes was one of the earliest and most gifted wildlife filmmakers in the world. His work won international awards including two Emmys; one for Rain Forest which raised the alarm about deforestation and the other for Lions of the African Night, which featured unprecedented footage filmed in the Kruger National Park.
Born in Springs on 29 August , Hughes matriculated from Michaelhouse. So captivated was Hughes by the sight that the BBC, on viewing his initial footage, enlisted him to return to Central America for another season. He then began making wildlife documentaries fulltime with his wife, whom he married in Hughes had an unerring photographic eye which, combined with his zoological background, enabled him to bring his subject matter vividly to life onscreen.
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After surviving close encounters with assorted wildlife throughout his career, he died of cancer. He is survived by his wife and three daughters. Nicolaides was born on 2 August Here he worked at the National Chemical Laboratory, focusing on zeolites water purification which remained the focus of his research throughout his career. In he lectured at Wits and established a collaboration with the then University of the North, which endures today.
Nicolaides was hhighly regarded in the field of catalysis as a dedicated, thorough scientist and a stimulating mentor. He supervised MSc and PhD students and was an external examiner for Wits until the time of his death. He is survived by his wife and three children. She held an undergraduate degree in Southern Sotho and Latin and an Honours degree from Wits in African languages and linguistics.
Rassmann was a lecturer at Wits in the Department of African Languages and in the Faculty of Education from to , and in the Centre for Continuing Education from to She also held a Masters degree in applied linguistics from the University of Johannesburg. He is survived by his wife, Mavis and his five sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. Born in Germany on 17 November , he was the longest surviving member in the anatomy department of Natal University.
He immigrated to South Africa in and so excelled at school that Wits awarded him a bursary to study medicine. Berjak had the dubious honour of being the only Witsie to ever have declined an invitation by Prof. Raymond Dart who discovered the Taung Skull to pursue a science rather than medical degree.neusisnetora.gq/my-first-christmas-storybook.php
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After graduating Berjak joined the South African Defence Force in but recalled two years later to take up the post of chief medical superintendent at Crown Mines, a post he held until his retirement in Born in London on 25 August , Bridges's interest in gemstones was inherited from his father, who was chief geologist for the Central Mining and Investment Corporation in South Africa. Campbell studied geology and worked in Tanganyika's gemstone mines after graduating. Here his talent for surveying terrain emerged.
He discovered tsavorite in northern Tanzania in , apparently after diving into a gully to avoid a buffalo charge. Despite the nationalisation of the mines in , which usurped Bridges claim to the land bearing his gems, he traced further tsavorite deposits in the early 's. Tiffany named the gem tsavorite after Kenya's Tsavo National Park, where Bridges had found this truest green gemstone. Bridges prospected for deposits deep in the Tanzanian bush, often living in tree-houses 30ft off the ground in order to escape passing wildlife.
In the early days he warded off thieves by draping a python over his stones. Discoveries of deeper deposits enabled commercialisation and he set up a mining base near Nairobi. Recently illegal miners set up digs on Bridges land and issued death threats, warning the family to leave. Bridges was stabbed in the chest during a skirmish with encroachers on his land. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter. Bunce was born on 31 October and worked at Dorbyl Ltd as an industrial relations legal adviser. Steve and Prof.
Bunce was a deep-voiced man overflowing with bonhomie. He was a sporting and Ferrari Club racing enthusiast, devoted to his wife, and exceptionally proud of the accomplishments of his four children. Bunce's legacy endures through the Association's membership, many of whom he recruited. After the war he became a leading urologist in private practice in Johannesburg and enjoyed a long teaching association with the Wits Medical School and the Johannesburg General Hospital. He later settled in Israel with his wife Joan Moshal , and continued to practise medicine in a voluntary capacity and to pursue his lifelong passion for learning, teaching and helping others.
He finally retired from medicine at the age of He was universally regarded in his profession as one of the leading members of his speciality. He is survived by his three sons, one of whom is an alumnus of Wits. Born on 16 August , Lumby's mission in life was in education. His academic career began at Wits where he was involved in a night school as a student and as a tutor in the s. After research studies at the University of Nottingham, he joined the University of Natal to lecture economic history.
With a keen interest in environment economics, he was a pioneering authority in environmental impact assessment and resource management in South Africa. He participated in establishing an African network of environmental economics and served as vice-president and president of the International Interdisciplinary Environmental Association. On his return to Wits in he made an extraordinary impression and contributed so much in the three short years, said director of Wits Plus, colleague and friend, Prof. Kathy Munro, in a tribute. He was an excellent head of school, he balanced genuine academic leadership with subtle and refined managerial talent.
Described as so kind, unfailingly well-mannered [with] a penchant for seeing the human and funny side of people and situations without disparaging anyone, Lumby made the world a better place. He is survived by his sister and nephew. He was an internationally renowned and respected mineral processing specialist, particularly in the areas of diamonds and coal. His legacy includes forming his own construction and design company, Van Eck and Lurie, in and then a subsidiary company, Velmet, which manufactured and sold mining equipment. He later co-founded KenWalt, which pioneered computer simulation modelling and control for mineral processing.
He returned to Denver in and worked as an independent consultant until his death. He is survived by his wife, three children and five grandchildren. Born on 26 April , the former Eastern Cape doctor was a successful specialist in Johannesburg. He was a top student at Wooihope Secondary School in Malabar, which he attended prior to studying medicine at Wits.
Chetty was described by a family member as a total gentleman and a devoted family man who loved his wife and children. The sudden death of University of the Witwatersrand palaeoanthropologist, geologist and climatologist Professor Timothy Cooper Partridge [ BA ] was a great loss, Professor Phillip Tobias said yesterday. Partridge died at Balgowan in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday of a heart attack, a day after celebrating his 67th birthday. His death was a loss not just to his friends, colleagues and family, but to the science he had been associated with for more than 40 years, that of human evolution, said Tobias.
Partridge was a member of Tobias s Palaeoanthropology Research Unit. Also an honorary professor of climatology at Wits, Partridge warned already in that carbon dioxide levels were at their highest in years, and that the amount of energy in the system could lead to extreme weather conditions in the future. He predicted that as global warming continued to account for greater evaporation of water vapour, rainfall would intensify in some areas while drought would ravage others. His death comes as world leaders meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to debate their response to the increasing threat of climate change.
Their son Apsley died as a young adult. In a separate tribute in the same newspaper, Jordan described their short marriage as having been "made in heaven". At the age of 30, in , Professor Alan Crump was one of the youngest professors ever appointed by Wits University. Crump died on 1 May , aged As Professor of Fine Arts, he championed the development of the Wits Fine Arts department to rival the best in the country.
He believed his staff should be practising artists and recruited young and promising talent to augment the expertise of Robert Hodgins and Neels Coetzee. With his exceptional eye for emerging talent and a reputation for not suffering fools, Crump nurtured students to fulfil their creative capacity. An accomplished artist and curator of contemporary and African art, Crump was involved with the Cape Town and Johannesburg Triennales and chaired the Grahamstown Festival committee for a decade.
A legendary convivial host and guest, Crump loved a great story and a stimulating debate about art, politics or sport. He was an avid student rugby player and athlete, and a consummate pianist. Fearless and driven in his vision for art, Crump once said, When someone dies, it is what they leave behind that counts, the objects and the residue of their thoughts. A champion of primary healthcare training for nurses and the programme coordinator for the Wits clinical associates programme, Dr Andrew Garside Truscott MBBCh died suddenly on 1 December , while vacationing in Mpumalanga.
Born on 28 December , Truscott was a Wits benefactor with deep compassion for the indigent. He worked in clinics in Soweto after graduating, where he trained nurses in adult clinical care after doctors were withdrawn following the uprising. Over 30 years Truscott honed his exceptional clinical and teaching skills, training and working with primary healthcare nurses in Soweto. He developed the postgraduate diploma in clinical nursing science and co-authored the widely used Primary Clinical Care manual the Soweto manual.
Truscott always treated his patients holistically and the art of family medicine came naturally to him. He joined the Wits Division of Rural Health in May to develop the curriculum for the bachelor of clinical medical practice degree, launched in January His Christian faith was central in all he did and he served as a mentor to many young doctors through the Christian Medical Fellowship in Gauteng. Colleague Prof. Ian Couper wrote in a tribute that Truscott was single-minded in pursuing what he believed was the right course of action, yet this was always tempered by care for others and that he gave unfailing encouragement and seldom said anything negative about others.
Passionate about nature, Truscott would sometimes disrupt divisional meetings on the 10th floor to point out birds in flight. It is fitting that he spent his last day walking and enjoying nature. He is survived by his wife and son. Born 30 April , Wagstaff was a paediatrician at Baragwanath Hospital from to She was the first Loewenstein Professor of Community Paediatrics at Wits and held this chair from its inception in to when she retired from academic practice.
A champion of the down-trodden and a superb teacher and clinician, Wagstaff made an eminent contribution to paediatrics and child health in South Africa. She was instrumental in establishing nurse-led primary health care services in Soweto in the s; a model that was replicated countrywide. She was a founder member of the Birth to Ten now Twenty Project and offered her services to children as far afield as Swaziland through the Harry's Angels project for over a decade. She will be remembered for her humble and caring nature, overwhelming generosity, balanced perspective and wisdom. He was born on 10 November in Benoni.
He held a BCom from Wits and was passionate about education. His other great commitment was to Judaism. In the last week of his life he participated in his study group at the synagogue. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of John Davies on Saturday, August 16, after a short illness.
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Predeceased by infant son Richard Davies. John came to Canada on a J. John enjoyed a long rewarding career with Noranda Inc. Noranda Minerals. He had a rich, fulfilling retirement as a committed Rotarian former President, Mississauga, Lakeshore, and recipient of the Paul Harris Award , a competitive curler Mississauga Club , golfer, constant servant to the community, faithful member of The Church of St.
Bride, astute investor, inveterate lover of nature, mining engineer to the core, world traveller, voice of reason and above all a very loving, giving family man and friend. De Groot's five degrees from Wits spanned the fields of English, psychology and education. A Wits member of staff since , she made significant contributions to teaching and learning in the Faculty of Humanities. She joined the Wits staff as an academic development tutor in psychology and moved to the Teaching and Learning Unit in She enjoyed working collaboratively and her research interest often focused on the role of student, staff and peer mentoring.
Described by colleagues as the ultimate mentor, De Groot not only instructed in how or what to teach, but set an example that demonstrated how to communicate ideas and teach difficult concepts. Despite her considerable achievements, she was modest and never sought accolades. She found fulfilment in finding strengths in children written off by the schooling system and in identifying students from disadvantaged backgrounds with the ability and motivation to succeed at university.
William John Diamond, M. With absolute confidence that he could, Dr. Diamond traveled four continents, read mountains of books, traded thoughts with countless fellow healers, and treated tens of thousands of patients over forty years to discover just how the human body truly works. Diamond dedicated his life to the service of his fellow human beings so that we could all live healthier and more fulfilling lives. He did it all with humor and style. On December 6, , John died peacefully surrounded by his loving family following a brave battle with cancer.
Growing up in a very humble single-parent home in conservative South Africa was difficult and John found both solace and an outlet for his eagerly intelligent mind in books. Upon encountering the army doctors, John announced with his typical irreverence that If those guys can be doctors, then so can I. Using his keen intellect and superhuman capacity for work, John earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in and an Honors Bachelor of Science in Physiological Chemistry in , both from University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Danny Who? Four Decades in Irish Music.
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