Fond farewell to Francis Wilson

08 May 2018 | Video Saadiq Behardien. Photo Robyn Walker.

Emeritus Professor Francis Wilson, the founder of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) recently bid farewell to the University of Cape Town after more than 40 years of service.

Colleagues, friends, mentees and collaborators gathered at the School of Economics on Monday, 23 April, to bid him a final farewell, and invited guests took the opportunity to wish him well in his much-deserved retirement.

The event coincided with a one-day symposium in his honour, hosted by SALDRU to present their findings on social mobility and inequality. These markers of national well-being have been at the heart of the unit since its inception.

Wilson’s legacy has been continued by the current SALDRU director Professor Murray Leibbrandt.


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