Fatima Habib Wiki – Fatima Habib Biography
Fatima Habib is the wife of Wits Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib. Adam Habib is a South African professor of Political Geography, Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London since 1 January 2021, and a former Vice-Chancellor and Director of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
They met at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, during their student years (1983-1988). They have two children, Irfan (10) and Zidaan (6).
Fatima Habib Age
Fatima Habib’s age is unknown.
Adam Habib unapologetically after using N-Word
Her husband has been criticized for spouting the N-word during a meeting with students at the University of London. Habib has been the director of the institution’s School of Oriental and African Studies since January.
In a video circulating on social media, he is seen in an online meeting with some of the students. During the meeting, it is revealed that someone had used the word to refer to a student and the problem is posed to Habib.
However, instead of Habib referring to the insult as the “N-word”, he says it in its entirety.
1. I notice some individuals deliberately misrepresented a conversation in a student meeting yesterday. The video is deliberately cropped in a way to misrepresent. Unfortunately many others have rushed to judgement without the full facts. So let me explain what really happened:
— Adam Habib (@AdHabb) March 12, 2021
Immediately after saying the word, a black man, who is part of the meeting, leans further towards the screen with a look of disbelief. A white woman, shock etched on her face, also leans closer to the screen and covers her mouth with her hands.
When one of the students tells Habib that she finds it unacceptable that he used the word in a public meeting with the students, Habib, who has no regrets, says, “You do, I don’t really.” a part of the world where we use the word “.
Fatima Habib & Adam Habib
Habib met her husband while they were attending college at the University of Natal. Both were anti-apartheid activists who were part of the United Democratic Front (UDF).
“My mother didn’t like Adam and her aunts didn’t think I was the right fit for him. So we thought we’d screw this up and went to Wits to do our honors.” From Wits, Habib received her honors in applied psychology and went on to do his master’s in economics and industrial labor studies.
“We said that after finishing our master’s degree we would get married,” she said. “Since Adam got the VC job at Wits, I think being agitated is an understatement, the hardest part is actually, as a family, having dinner together.”
They have two children at Parktown Boys School. One is in eighth grade and one is in Matric, who will study astrophysics next year at UCT or Wits.