While sometimes intolerant of criticism, Nyerere tended to respond with argument rather than force.
A balance sheet of positives and negatives for Tanzania's president Magufuli is perhaps the most striking similarity with the legacy of Nyerere as the country marks another independence anniversary.
There's no doubt South African universities need to undergo a real shift. But are the country's current intellectual and academic forces up to the task?
Outsiders might not understand how someone who led his country’s downfall from breadbasket to basket case has remained in the presidency for so many years
Good governance and accountability are high on the agenda of Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli.