Message of congratulations by President Nelson Mandela to Prof Nolutshungu on appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Witwatersrand University

12 November 1996

Dear Professor Nolutshungu,

I have noted with profound appreciation the decision of the Witwatersrand University Council to confirm your appointment as vice-chancellor of the University.

The decision marks yet another milestone in the long journey of Wits University to transform itself into a centre of excellence within the context of South Africa's realities and needs.

As a former student of this great institution, I was highly impressed by the democratic and transparent manner in which the selection process was undertaken. I fully appreciate the strides that Wits has made in pursuit of transformation; and I am confident that you will bring your immense qualities and experience to bear on the efforts of the university in the difficult and yet exciting period ahead.

My heartfelt congratulations; and I wish both you and the university all the success in your endeavours.

Yours sincerely,

Signature Nelson Mandela President Republic of South Africa

Issued by: Office of the President

Source: South African Government Information Website