The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa regrets to announce the extremely sad news of the passing on of its former President, Professor Sam Moyo. Sam was in New Delhi, India to participate in a conference on “Labour Questions in the Global South”. The vehicle in which he was travelling got involved in a crash in the evening of Friday, 20 November, and Sam died in the early hours of Sunday 22 November 2015.
Professor Moyo has been an active member of CODESRIA since the 1970s. He was elected Vice-President of CODESRIA in 1998, and during the 12th General Assembly held in Yaounde, Cameron in December 2008, was elected President of CODESRIA, a position he held until December 2011.
The Executive and Scientific Committees, and the staff of CODESRIA present our sincere condolences to the family of Professor Moyo, to the staff of the Harare based Africa Institute of Agrarian Studies that he founded and led for many years, and to the entire CODESRIA community, which was his extended family.
Ending his short but extremely productive journey in this world in India speaks volumes of Sam’s commitment to scholarship and to the cause of the peoples of the Global South.
This 19th Issue of the CODESRIA Newsletter is dedicated to pay tribute to Sam. You will also find here tributes and testimonies from his colleagues and friends as well as his acceptance speech to the 12th General Assembly when he was elected president of CODESRIA.