President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged academics to help the government overcome some of the challenges facing the country. He was speaking at the 25 Years of Democracy Conference underway at the University of Johannesburg. “We want to work with you, and for you to challenge us, to bring added rigour to the work[…]
The University of Witwatersrand has warned that it could collapse if it were to meet the accommodation and historical debt demands made by protesting students. “The protesting students have made two main demands: they would like all returning students to be given accommodation or funding for accommodation, and they would[…]
Former Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene will begin serving as the Interim Director of the Wits Business School on Monday. Nene will lead the prestigious business school until a new Head of School is appointed next year. Wits Vice-Chancellor, Adam Habib says once a new Head of School is appointed, Nene[…]
The need for drastic economic reform cannot justify the widespread looting of state coffers, while the current state capture networks active in South Africa pose a dire threat to the country’s long-term future. These were some of the sentiments shared by a group of academics gathered at the Wits Business[…]
Chairperson of the House Committee at the residence at Wits University, Nkululeko Tsekane, says the university drags its feet on issues of sexual violence and does not take them seriously. This comes after a student was raped at Wits Junction residence three weeks ago. The media was barred from a[…]
There were protests in and around the University of the Witwatersrand on Monday ahead of the court appearance of a student leader who was arrested at the weekend. Johannesburg metro police spokesman Wayne Minaar confirmed the protest action and advised motorists to use alternative routes as traffic is heavily backed[…]
The University of the Witwatersrand and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) said classes will continue on Friday‚ despite repeated protests by #FeesMustFall protesters. Wits announced on Friday morning that two students were arrested following protests by students who used stones to break several windows and damaged several buildings overnight.[…]
The University of the Witwatersrand has postponed its planned general assembly on Friday. “We will postpone the general assembly until consensus is reached and the conditions for such an assembly are met,” the university said in a statement. Head of communications Shirona Patel said there is a risk that the[…]
The University of the Witwatersrand has suspended all academic activity for the rest of the week, it announced in a statement on Tuesday night. “Following the events of today, and considering the safety of our staff and students, we, the Senior Executive Team of the University of the Witwatersrand, in[…]
#FeesMustFall supporters have criticised the president of the Wits University Students’ Representative Council, Nompendulo Mkatshwa, for speaking on behalf of the movement. An interview with Mkatshwa was broadcast on eNCA’s current affairs show Checkpoint on Tuesday. Mkatshwa was asked for her thoughts on #FeesMustFall, about criticism of her and about[…]
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