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Wits announces fee increases for 2017

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[…]

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Wits SRC: Kalla shooting, deliberate attack on FMF leaders

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[…]

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I was shot in a targeted attack on students – Kalla

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[…]

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Wits student leaders to meet with management

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[…]

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Petrol bombs found at Wits

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[…]

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Don’t hold the future of others ransom – Nzimande

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[…]

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Wits classes to resume on Monday

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[…]

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Wits students cancel march to Treasury

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[…]

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