In Memoriam – Prof Rolf Stumpf

Prof Rolf Stumpf, known for his commitment to the higher education principles of inclusivity and broadening access, passed away on 26 October 2020.

He was Vice-Chancellor at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, Vice-Rector: Operations and Vice-Rector: Teaching at Stellenbosch University (SU) and President of the Human Sciences Research Council. From 2019 until shortly before his death, he worked with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Strategy and Internationalisation at SU on a norms-and-standards model for the university.

The Academy salutes him for his remarkable contribution and commitment to South Africa’s higher education community and the research and higher education policy environment are the poorer for his loss.

Our sincere condolences to his wife, Adrianne (Adie), his children, family and friends.