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One person shot dead following Wits protest

One person has died after police fired rubber bullets at Wits University’s protesting students at the Braamfontein campus. Students have threatened to continue their protest on Wednesday over the financial exclusion of students. On Tuesday, traffic was badly affected on Empire Road in Johannesburg due to a protest by students.[…]

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Nene to head new prestigious post at Wits

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[…]

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New state capture report launched at Wits

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[…]

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Anger erupts over handling of rape incident at Wits

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[…]

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Wits‚ TUT classes go ahead despite protests

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.[…]

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Wits postpones general assembly

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[…]

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