Gert Gerwel

Former Chancellor of Rhodes University

Born 1946-1-18

Jakes Gerwel served as the Chancellor of Rhodes University until 2012. He was also a Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of the Western Cape, Honorary Professor of Humanities at the University of Pretoria, and Chairman of the Human Sciences Research Council. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Naspers Limited and Old Mutual, and as Chairman of Media24 Limited.


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PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Global Chairman | aurecon

2009 - 2012

Building, Construction and Engineering

Chairman | South African Airways (Pty) Ltd

2004

Transportation and Logistics

Non-Executive Chairman | LIFE HEALTHCARE GROUP HOLDINGS LTD

2003 - 2012

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Independent Non-Executive Director | NASPERS LTD

1999 - 2012

ICT and Telecommunications

Chair | Human Sciences Research Council

1999 - 2012

Academia, Education and Training

Chairman | Humanities | University of the Western Cape

1999 - 2012

Academia, Education and Training

Director-General | President's Office | Government of South Africa

1994 - 1999

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chairman | Committee of University Principals

1993 - 1993

Academia, Education and Training

Chairman | National Education Policy Initiative

1990 - 1992

Academia, Education and Training

Rector and Vice-Chancellor | University of the Western Cape

1987 - 1994

Academia, Education and Training

Senior Lecturer | University of the Western Cape

1972 - 1986

Academia, Education and Training

Dean | University of the Western Cape

1972 - 1986

Academia, Education and Training

Chancellor | Rhodes University

Grahamstown, South Africa

Academia, Education and Training

Honorary Professor | University of Pretoria

Grahamstown, South Africa

Academia, Education and Training

Non-Executive Chairman | BRIMSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION LTD

Grahamstown, South Africa

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Honorary Professor | University of the Western Cape

Grahamstown, South Africa

Academia, Education and Training

Chair | ACCORD

Grahamstown, South Africa

Chairman | Careers Research and Information Centre

Grahamstown, South Africa

Academia, Education and Training

Chairman | Equal Opportunity Foundation

Grahamstown, South Africa

Social Development and Community Services

Chairman | IDASA

Grahamstown, South Africa

Social Development and Community Services

Non-Executive Chair | Africon Engineering International (Pty) Ltd

Grahamstown, South Africa

Building, Construction and Engineering

Director | OLD MUTUAL PLC

Grahamstown, South Africa

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Chairman | Welkom Yizani

Grahamstown, South Africa

Chairman | Media24 Limited

Grahamstown, South Africa

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

TERTIARY EDUCATION

University of the Western Cape

Grahamstown, South Africa

Bachelor of Arts - Afrikaans/Nederlands

University of Cape Town

Grahamstown, South Africa | Awarded in 1995

Honorary Doctor of Literature/Letters

University of the Western Cape

Grahamstown, South Africa

Bachelor of Arts - Afrikaans-Nederlands

University of the Western Cape

Grahamstown, South Africa | Awarded in 1995

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Rhodes University

Grahamstown, South Africa | Awarded in 1998

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of the Witwatersrand

Grahamstown, South Africa | Awarded in 2001

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Grahamstown, South Africa | Awarded in 2002

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of Missouri

Grahamstown, South Africa | Awarded in 2002

Doctor of Humane Letters

Monash University

Grahamstown, South Africa | Awarded in 2012

Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Laws

University of Brussels

Grahamstown, South Africa

DLitt et Phil

College of Clarke

Grahamstown, South Africa | Awarded in 1986

Doctor of Humanities

University of Brussels

Grahamstown, South Africa

Lic GermPhil

New York University

Grahamstown, South Africa | Awarded in 1990

Doctor of Humane Letters

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