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by David Macfarlane

Mail&Guardian Online    Translate This Article
28 May 2007

On 28 May 2007 Mail&Guardian Online reported: The vice-chancellor of the University of Johannesburg, Ihron Rensburg, credits his daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation Technique with keeping him calm and balanced as he successfully handles a challenging merger of four universities. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of world peace.

'Transcendental Meditation does not appear in any government guidelines for handling tertiary mergers, but it seems to work for University of Johannesburg vice-chancellor Ihron Rensburg,' the Mail & Guardian stated.

The article stated that, 'A year after taking the reins at one of South Africa's largest universities, Rensburg appears unfazed by the complexities of an especially volatile merger. He keeps his balance by spending at least half an hour daily in meditation, which he strongly recommends to colleagues.'

'In January 2004, the predominantly white and historically conservative Rand Afrikaans University incorporated' three all-black universities, the article reported. Some leaders of RAU expected the move would have a detrimental effect on the university's standards and performance.

However, the article stated, Rensburg has led the university staff in a unifying direction, harmonizing the 'cultural, social and academic differences' of the newly integrated student body, and focusing on the true purpose of a school of higher learning—imparting knowledge in an effective way.

As a result of Rensburg's positive leadership stemming from his regular practice of Transcendental Meditation, the article pointed out, 'the dire predictions have largely failed to materialise, and for this insiders give Rensburg much credit.'

'Plenty of material here for meditation,' the article concluded.

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