Interview with Adrienne Bird

  • Johann Maree University of Cape Town


Introduction and background

Adrienne Bird played a seminal role in skills development in South Africa, and she did so across a broad canvas. I was fortunate to capture an interview I conducted with her in August 2017, two years after she had been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. She was in remission at the time and working for the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Author Biography

Johann Maree, University of Cape Town

Johann Maree is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. In the 1970s, he helped to establish a trade union for black workers, the Western Province General Workers’ Union. In 2016, he started the Mandela Initiative Project focusing on skills development for disadvantaged youth.

How to Cite
Maree, J. (2020). Interview with Adrienne Bird. Journal of Vocational, Adult and Continuing Education and Training, 3(1), 10.