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Professor Antony Patrick Melck Papers, 1988-2001

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dc.description Inventory in the University Archives (Papers of Principals) 50 Boxes. en
dc.description.abstract PROFESSOR ANTONY PATRICK MELCK PAPERS 1988-2001 5 linear metres; 50 BOXES The Prof Antony Melck Papers were transfered to the Unisa Archives in three batches after 2001. Each donation was arranged separately, but in this inventory, the lists of the three donations have been merged into one entity. Antony Patrick Melck was born in Cape Town on 22 February 1949. He received the MCom and LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch before being awarded a scholarship to the University of Cambridge where he obtained a MA in Economics. On returning to the University of Stellenbosch to lecture, he enrolled for a DCom degree in the Economics of Education. Prof Melck was also awarded the Licentiate in Music (Organ) and later the Fellowship Diploma (FTCL) by the Trinity College of Music in London. In 1988 Prof. Melck was appointed Registar (Finance and Operations) at the University of South Africa and promoted to Vice-Principle (Finance) in 1991. He was President of the Unisa Transnet International Music Competitions and chairman of the panel of adjudicators at the Unisa Transnet International Piano Competition and the Unisa Transnet International String Competition in 1992. In 1994 Prof. Melck was seconded by Unisa to be full-time Deputy-Chairman of the Financial and Fiscal Commission, where he played an important role in the transformation of South Africa to new constitutional structures. His engagement in community service and his versatility as a person is also displayed in his many leadership roles e.g. Director of the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa, council member of the Pretoria Association of Arts, a trustee of the South African Institute for Distance Education and patron of the State Theatre Youth Arts Festival. Prof Melck was appointed Acting Principal of Unisa in 1998 and on 29 March 1999 he was installed as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of South Africa. He resigned on 30 September 2001 to take up a position as advisor to the former Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, Prof Callie Pistorius. Prof Melck retired in October 2013 and moved to Austria to join the Rieger Organ Company to study the design and building of organs. The Papers are the official documents of Prof. A. Melck. The subject material in the Melck Papers deals with the activities of the University Council, Management, Committees, Departments and functions of Unisa, the installation of the Rieger Organ as well as of other institutions and official bodies on which Prof. Melck served. Of special interest in the Papers is Unisa’s Self-evaluation Report which was submitted by Prof Melck in June 2001 for consideration of the Accreditation Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council. Prof Melck’s term of office was characterised by political and economic changes as well as the transformation of higher education in South Africa. The Melck Papers would interest researchers working on the history and development of Unisa, concepts of distance education, government funding of tertiary education and the changing face of higher education during the turbulent transitional years 1988-2001. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries University Archives;Papers of Principals
dc.subject Unisa Transnet International Music Competitions en
dc.subject Antony Patrick Melck en
dc.subject Rieger Organ en
dc.subject Unisa en
dc.subject Kader Asmal en
dc.subject Advocate M Motimele en
dc.subject Margaret Orr en
dc.title Professor Antony Patrick Melck Papers, 1988-2001 en
dc.type Inventory en

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