Dr Vanessa MerckelTAU would like to pay tribute to Dr Vanessa Merckel from the University of Johannesburg. She will be much missed within TAU. Our lives have been so much richer for those of us who worked with her, and there have been many. Vanessa was a respected colleague, a well-liked and dedicated educator who exemplified what it meant to accept and implement socially just pedagogies. We offer our very sincere condolences, on behalf of TAU, to her family and colleagues. May her soul rest in peace. For a tribute by her University of Johannesburg colleagues please see: Tribute to Our Colleague and Friend Vanessa Merckel from UJ Colleagues