Living out our differences-Reflections on Mandela
Date Released : 17/12/2013In a wide-ranging interview before his death a year ago, Jakes Gerwel-academic, vice-chancellor and chief aide to Nelson Mandela
'A triumph' over the apartheid and Verwoerdian dictum
Date Released : 29/11/2013BORN on January 18, 1946 in Somerset East in rural Eastern Cape, Professor Gert Johannes Gerwel was a product of historically disadvantaged schools in the Eastern Cape.
Highlighting the life of a legend
Date Released : 28/11/2013The Jakes Gerwel Foundation together with the University of the Western Cape (UWC) will host the inaugural Jakes Gerwel Commemorative Lecture.
Chancellor: Jakes Gerwel Obituary
Rhodes pays tribute to 'exceptional' Gerwel
Date Released : 11/12/2012FAMILY, friends and colleagues of the late Rhodes University Chancellor Professor Jakes Gerwel, gathered in Grahamstown yesterday to commemorate the life and work of an intellectual giant who died two weeks ago.
Always challenging, always thoughtful,
Date Released : 10/12/2012The University of the Western Cape recently hosted a memorial service for Professor Jakes Gerwel, most eminent alumni.
Hamba Kahle, Chancellor Gerwel
Date Released : 07/12/2012‘The nation drew inspiration from its defiant transformation of itself from an apartheid ethnic institution into a proud national asset: from its concrete and manifest concern for the poor, for women and rural communities, and from its readiness to grapple with the kinds of problems that a free and democratic South Africa was to deal with later’
A tribute to Prof Jakes Gerwel
Date Released : 05/12/2012His name will shine at ‘Bush’ for generations. It was the 1980s that defined the Jakes we know.
Leaders pay tribute to Gerwel’s many virtues
Date Released : 04/12/2012Cape Town - A who’s who of dignitaries, including Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Graca Machel, former president FW de Klerk and Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel, were among hundreds of people who turned out on Saturday to pay tribute to activist and professor Jakes Gerwel.
Remembering Jakes – Chancellor, our chancellor
Date Released : 02/12/2012The death of Rhodes University chancellor Jakes Gerwel will leave a big void in many people’s lives.
Fond farewell and tributes to ‘humble’ Jakes Gerwel
Date Released : 02/12/2012A who's who of dignitaries, including Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Graca Machel, former president F W de Klerk and Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel were among hundreds of people who paid tribute to activist and professor Jakes Gerwel yesterday.
Brilliant intellectual cemented his place in history
Date Released : 02/12/2012Those of us privileged enough to work in the name of Nelson Mandela in his foundations and therefore under the legendary chairmanship of Professor Gert Johannes (Jakes) Gerwel, had a long-running competition.
Distinguished builder of new SA democracy
Date Released : 03/12/2012"WE often forget the miracle of our transition, the fact that a country so deeply divided managed to negotiate a settlement and establish a democratic order, and establish a government of national unity and managed to establish national unity amongst the diverse, cultural, ethnic but particularly political groupings which we have in the country" - Jakes Gerwel, August 1998.
Gerwel a Gatsby fan to the very end
Date Released : 03/12/2012There were gasps of disbelief on Saturday at the memorial service for Professor Jakes Gerwel, who died in a Cape Town hospital last Wednesday, when Planning Minister Trevor Manuel announced the passing away of former chief justice Arthur Chaskalson.
Gerwel: from resentment to revolution at UWC
Date Released : 03/12/2012Two years ago, Steve Kretzmann interviewed Professor Jakes Gerwel for the University of the Western Cape’s internal magazine, 360 Degrees.
A rare man who stood for all the right things
Date Released : 03/12/2012Jakes Gerwel taught me that I did not have to buy in to a narrow definition of coloured people ON Monday we were told that Professor Jakes Gerwel had died. It was not true. He was indeed gravely ill after recovering from a heart operation.
Struggle icon remembered
Date Released : 03/12/2012STRUGGLE icon, story-teller and lover of cricket Jakes Gerwel received a fitting send-off yesterday from friends and family at a memorial service at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town.
Gerwel’s life commemorated
Date Released : 03/12/2012Confidante to Mandela family who was like a son JAKES Gerwel’s calm and calculated approach to challenging situations was a safety net for former president Nelson Mandela’s family, a memorial service heard on Saturday.
Gerwel shone by his special versatility
Date Released : 30/11/2012PROFESSOR Jakes Gerwel died in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the Kuils River Hospital, his family said. The 66-year-old professor was reported to be in a critical condition on Tuesday after he underwent heart surgery.
Jakes Gerwel: The epitome of integrity and courage
Date Released : 30/11/2012Professor Gert Johannes "Jakes" Gerwel, who died of complications following heart surgery leaves a legacy of quiet leadership and academic excellence.
A humble man of intellect, integrity
Date Released : 30/11/2012ONE of the first messages of condolences following the death of Rhodes University chancellor Professor Jakes Gerwel came from a retired academic who said he was: “a good and great man. He will be hard to replace”.
A son's tribute to Prof Jakes
Date Released : 29/11/2012On Monday, Heinrich Gerwel will for the first time celebrate his birthday without his beloved father.
SA mourns passing of transition pillar Gerwel
Date Released : 29/11/2012Jakes Gerwel, activist, academic and right-hand man to former president Nelson Mandela during the critical years of democratic transition, has died after heart surgery earlier this week.
Remembering Jakes Gerwel
Date Released : 29/11/2012In the death of Jakes Gerwel, South Africa has lost a man who played a critical role both in transforming an Apartheid-era university and steering the direction of the democratic South Africa.
Condolences pour in for Madiba’s aide, Prof Gerwel
Date Released : 29/11/2012FLAGS flew at half mast at Rhodes University yesterday following the death of the university long-time chancellor Professor Jakes Gerwel.
Rhodes honours ‘gentle, wise’ Gerwel
Date Released : 28/11/2012Rhodes University has paid tribute to its chancellor, Professor Jakes Gerwel, who died on Wednesday (November 28 2012).
Professor Gerwel dies after heart surgery
Date Released : 29/11/2012Professor Jakes Gerwel died in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the Kuilsriver Hospital, his family said. The 66-year-old professor was reported to be in a critical condition on Tuesday after he underwent heart surgery.
Gerwel was a brilliant intellect
Date Released : 29/11/2012Jakes Gerwel, 66, who died early on Wednesday at the Kuils River Hospital, was a brilliant intellect who was able to step from the closeted world of academia to take on squarely the practical challenges of a society in transition.