Barry Dwolatzky Obituary, Death – The university of Wits is in a state of mourning following the passing of Professor Barry, who was regarded as South Africa’s “Grand Geek.” Professor Barry Dwolatzky was an innovator, a tactician, a humanitarian, and a passionate Witsie who spent more than half of his life to the University of the Witwatersrand. His contributions to the university include inventions, strategies, and humanitarian work. The University of the Witwatersrand shares this news of his passing with deep regret because of the impact he had on the institution.
He was a Witsie who had devoted more than half of his life to wits by the time he died. His passing is a tragic loss for the Wits community, where he had a significant influence on the lives of students, instructors, staff, researchers, academics, industry partners, innovators, entrepreneurs, and friends in a variety of different ways. His passing is a devastating blow to the Wits community. In addition to his numerous achievements and awards, he will be remembered for his humility, his humanity, and his uncanny ability to make each and every person he met paths with feel as if they were the only one in the world.
He had this amazing ability to make people feel as if they were the only one in the world. We would like to extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as his coworkers and students who are located in other parts of the world, and anybody else who was close to him. Tomorrow, in honor of Professor Dwolatzky and in tribute to his legacy at Wits University, the flag that flies above the Great Hall will be lowered to a half-staff position.
The notion that his work will continue to inspire people in the years to come may bring him some measure of comfort as he rests in peace. “South Africa’s future is in the hands of its young people, who possess the ingenuity and vigor to shape the country. In addition to this, they have the motivation and the justification to carry it out. – Professor Barry, the Scholar.