Mzansi’s mastermind

By Drum Digital
07 October 2015

Professor Tshilidzi Marwala may be one of the smartest men in South Africa. He shares his wisdom with us.

He has achieved so much, and been awarded a great number of honours in recognition of his work, particularly in the field of engineering science. He has come a long way since his youth in Thohoyandou, in the Vhembe district of Limpopo.

Slightly daunted, DRUM sets off in search of a rather inspiring academic from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), Professor Tshilidzi Marwala.

At the university, Prof, Marwala (44) bounds up to us with quick, long strides. A smile covers his face as he opens his arms for a bear hug. He ushers us into his office on the first floor of the west wing of the UJ and warmly beckons us over to join him.

Read more in the October 08 DRUM issue.

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