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Dr Saleem Badat

Name: Saleem Badat
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About Dr Saleem Badat

Dr Badat has been Consulting Fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York (January 2019 to present), where he also served as the first Programme Director of the International Higher Education and Strategic Projects programme (2014-2018). Dr Badat has held several leadership positions in South Africa, including the first CEO of the Council on Higher Education and Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University. He has had several awards bestowed on him, notably honorary doctorates from the University of the Free State, Rhodes University and from the University of York, his alma mater. Dr Badat holds several degrees, including the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from the University of York (United Kingdom). He is currently working on his memoir as the first black vice-chancellor of Rhodes University in South Africa, and an invited monograph by the Centre for Social Solutions at the University of Michigan on difference, equity, diversity and inclusion.
Recent Publication:

Badat, S. (2016). Black Student Politics: Higher Education and Apartheid from SASO to SANSCO, 1968-1990. Routledge.