Volume: Volume 15 - 2011
Article type: Editorial
The news of Kader Asmal's death has left a sense of shock and loss, not only in the UWC community, not only among his comrades in the African National Congress but in many circles of society, in South Africa and abroad, where his forthright and often controversial views found an echo.
It comes as a shock because, despite health problems, Kader was in many ways larger than life: his spirit so indomitable, his outlook so vigorous, that it's hard to believe that he's gone.
The story of his life, of his work as a lawyer, an activist and a Cabinet minister, has amply been told in a phenomenal outpouring of tributes from around the world. We knew him as an energetic colleague and rigorous scholar who, as Extraordinary Professor, maintained an ongoing association with our Faculty and also found time to support LDD.Click to view and download article