Mboweni to join Wits University

Tito Mboweni. Photo: Robert Tshabalala
Tito Mboweni. Photo: Robert Tshabalala

Tito Mboweni‚ ex-Minister of Labour and former Governor of the South African Reserve Bank‚ will join Wits University from August 1 as an Honorary Professor in the School of Economic and Business Sciences‚ the university announced.

Mboweni already fulfills multiple roles in business and politics.

He was recently appointed to the Board of the New Development Bank (BRICS Bank) as a Non-Executive Director.

Mboweni is a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee.

He is an advisor to Goldman Sachs International.

He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of the Boards of Nampak Limited‚ SacOil Holdings Ltd‚ Accelerate Property Fund and the African Center for Economic Transformation. He is a Non-Executive Director of Discovery Ltd‚ and a Non-Executive Director of PPC. And he is a Member of the Advisory Board of Total Oil Marketing’s Strategic Consultative Committee for Africa and the Middle East.

“I am delighted to be associated in such a meaningful way with Wits‚ its students and faculty. As one of the leading institutions located in the heart of the financial markets in South Africa and on the continent‚ Wits has an important contribution to make through its academic endeavours in these relevant areas‚” Mboweni was quoted as saying in the Wits statement.

Adam Habib‚ Vice-Chancellor‚ said Mboweni’s “knowledge‚ expertise and political and economic savvy will add value to our teaching and research programmes and will be hugely beneficial to our staff‚ students and members of the Wits community”.

Academically‚ Mboweni holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Lesotho and an MA in Development Economics from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. He previously served as Chancellor of the North-West University.

The appointment is located in the School of Economic and Business Sciences‚ in the Faculty of Commerce‚ Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand.

“Given our current economic circumstances and Africa’s role in the global economy‚ we require many more intellectuals of the calibre of Mr Mboweni to influence young minds and to develop our future leaders‚” said Habib.


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