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UWC pays tribute to political activist Richard van der Ross

The political activist passed away on Wednesday morning.

The late Professor Richard van der Ross. Picture: @CityofCT/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - University of the Western Cape (UWC) rector and vice-chancellor, Professor Tyrone Pretorius, has paid tribute to former rector Professor Richard van der Ross.

The political activist passed away on Wednesday morning.

The former rector was UWC’s first black rector.

Pretorius says that Van der Ross helped the university navigate a period of political turmoil and social upheaval.

"And I fondly recall that one of his constant and consistent remarks to students were 'Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument'. He was a principled person but he had deep compassion for his students."

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