oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - Laudatio : a most remarkable man

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-2188
  • E-ISSN: 2305-7785



Most who write about Stuart will have known him far longer than I have, but ours has been a constant and enduring link since I was first taken to the University of Cape Town in 1987. My first and lasting image of Stuart is his proud defiance while leading UCT students in one of the many anti-apartheid marches. Of course he did so much more than march. He was once described to me by a person of note, not known for his swearing, as that b*** UCT Professor. Stuart campaigned long and hard for the ending of apartheid, and also for the needs of all his students, as well as for reforms in medicine and its teaching, for which so many have reason to be grateful.

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