Saleem Badat

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Biographical information

First name: 
Saleem
Last name: 
Badat
Date of birth: 
29 August 1957

Dr. Saleem Badat is Vice Chancellor of Rhodes University, South Africa. 
He holds Bachelors and Honours degrees in Social Sciences from the University of Natal, a Certificate in Higher Education and Science Policy from Boston University (USA) and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from the University of York (UK). 
In 1999 Saleem became the first CEO of the Council on Higher Education, which advises the South African Minister of Education on higher education policy issues, and is also responsible for quality assurance. 
In 2006 he was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University.
Saleem is the recipient of numerous academic awards and prizes, including the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship, the Association of Commonwealth Universities scholarship and British Council scholarships. He has also been awarded honorary doctorates by the universities of Free State and York.
He is the author of Black Student Politics, Higher Education and Apartheid (Routledge, 2002), co-author of National Policy and a Regional Response in South African Higher Education (James Currey, 2004) and co-editor of Apartheid Education and Popular Struggles in South Africa (Ravan Press, 1990). He has contributed chapters and articles to various books, scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers, and has also directed and authored numerous policy reports on South African higher education and science policy. 

Last updated : 09-Feb-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 13-Apr-2015