After more than 40 years of service, SALDRU’s founding director, Prof. Francis Wilson, is leaving our research unit to enter retirement. Francis has been a dynamic force in SALDRU whose research exemplifies courage and excellence. He will be sorely missed by us all.
SALDRU hosted a cocktail party to bid farewell to Francis. It was a wonderful occasion attended by many colleagues who paid tribute to him.
We’re pleased to share some photographs and tweets from the event with you. The photographs have been graciously supplied by UCT’s photographer, Robyn Walker.
@MamphelaR talks about the impact retiring Professor #FrancisWilson has had on people's lives through time including her's when she was banned and restricted. @SALDRU1 pic.twitter.com/4rEZkKODEL
— REDI (@REDI3x3) April 23, 2018
Professor #FrancisWilson, legend and pioneer in using economic research to combat #Inequality and social injustice for the past 50 years bids farewell to colleagues on his retirement. pic.twitter.com/09QprGEG4V
— Pippa Green (@green_pippa) April 23, 2018
So honoured to have met the founder of @SALDRU1 today, Prof Francis Wilson! A truly inspiring & humble trail blazer. Very proud to be part of such a dynamic research unit & under the leadership of another trail blazer Prof @MurrayLeibbrand #ProudSaldrupian #NIDS_SA
— Samantha Richmond (@SRichmond_SA) April 23, 2018