The University of the Witwatersrand has confirmed its fee increase will be limited to an average of 8% for the 2017 academic year. Tuition and residence fees will increase by 8% which also applies to international students, the institution said in a statement. “The only exception is for postgraduate programmes[…]
It was mayhem at the University of the Witwatersrand on Thursday after police used rubber bullets to disperse protesting students. In what is considered one of the most brutal incidents of force used by police, former Wits Student Representative Council (SRC) president and a leader of the #Feesmustfall movement, Shaeera[…]
Police watchdog Ipid will investigate the shooting of former Wits SRC leader Shaeera Kalla with several rubber bullets during a protest on Thursday. “Any police officer found to have contravened the law will be dealt with accordingly. We wish the injured student a speedy recovery,” police spokesperson Brigadier Sally de[…]
Fifteen student leaders are expected to meet to negotiate free education with Wits University management in Solomon House on Thursday morning. There are strict controls in place at entrances by security and everyone who enters must prove they are a student by presenting their student cards. There is a heavy[…]
Several petrol bombs have been found at Wits University’s main campus in Braamfontein. Students are forging ahead with protest action at the university calling for free higher education. On Tuesday, chaos broke out at the university with students clashing with police resulting in several injuries. On Monday, students took their[…]
Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande has called on protesting students not to hold the futures of others to ransom. Nzimande in a statement again condemned the violence at Wits University, saying it is the work of irresponsible and disrespectful students not interested in completing the 2016 academic[…]
Classes at the University of the Witwatersrand are to resume on Monday‚ the university’s senior executive team said in a statement on Sunday. This follows weeks of violent protests by students demanding free education which saw classes being disrupted and cancelled. The protests saw a number of students‚ including student[…]
Students from Wits University have now cancelled their march to the National Treasury in Pretoria. They say they need more time to consult SRC’s from other universities. Meanwhile, Wits University says it will know by Sunday whether or not to resume academic activities at the university on Monday. The results[…]
Wits University held a poll on the resumption of classes on Thursday morning after a court bid to stop it failed. Protesting students represented by advocate Dali Mpofu approached the High Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday but were unsuccessful in obtaining an interdict. According to the institution, the poll is[…]
Students taking part in Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) have claimed that they have been physically manhandled and verbally abused by campus security in a bid to prevent them from hosting the annual IAW exhibition on their university campus. Students were demanded to immediatley dis-assemble[…]
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