The passing of Professor Dan Kgwadi has left a void in the South African academic community. He was a highly respected figure known for his dedication to education and research. His legacy, however, will undoubtedly live on.
Professor Kgwadi’s achievements are particularly remarkable, given his humble beginnings. Growing up in a poor community with limited resources, he defied the odds and developed a passion for physical science and mathematics from an early age. His academic journey eventually led him to pursue postgraduate studies in the United States of America, where he obtained various scholarships.
Bridging the Gap
During his tenure, Professor Kgwadi is credited with guiding North West University through transformation challenges. His commitment to education and research helped him overcome the obstacles in his path. His dedication to bridging the gap between academia and society is evident in his work with the provincial executive.
Honoring His Memory
Premier Maape has expressed his condolences to Professor Kgwadi’s family, friends, and colleagues. He has identified Professor Kgwadi’s excellent work relationship with the provincial executive and has vowed to work with the Vaal University of Technology to preserve and honor his legacy.
Professor Kgwadi’s impact on South Africa’s academic landscape will not be forgotten anytime soon. His passing is a significant loss to the academic community and will be deeply missed.