EFF wins Wits SRC elections

2017-10-20 08:52

The EFF Student Command took 12 out of 15 seats at the University of the Witwatersrand's Student Representative Council elections, a university spokesperson has said.

JUST IN: Wits drops KPMG, says it did not do enough

2017-10-04 08:50

Wits University will not be renewing its contracts with audit firm KPMG, which are set to lapse at the end of the year.

Winning Women: Cracking the HIV code

2017-08-06 06:00

One of the happiest moments for Dr Glenda Gray, in a life packed with awards and plaudits for her research and extraordinary courage, came recently when a mother showed her a picture of her 21-year-old child, and said: “He is alive.”.

Wits student in court after alleged assault

2017-04-10 19:51

A Wits University student has appeared in Hillbrow Magistrate's Court for allegedly attacking a lecturer and damaging property.

Clever Boys want to make history in Al Ahly match

2017-03-19 06:03

It is not often that clubs play eight-time CAF Champions League champions Al Ahly and even coach Gavin Hunt has admitted it is his club’s biggest match so far.

Zuma's SONA education promises hogwash - Wits SRC

2017-02-11 06:33

The promises about higher education President Jacob Zuma made in his SONA are little more than hogwash, Wits University’s SRC says.

New discovery by Wits researchers: Puff adders use 'lingual luring' to hunt

2017-02-01 09:17

After analysing thousands of hours of video footage, two Wits University researchers have shown that puff adders actively lure their prey into striking range using their tongues.

Negotiations continuing between Wits SRC, government and management

2017-01-22 22:23

The Wits University student representative council (SRC) says that despite a number of challenges, it is negotiating with government and management to have financially disadvantaged students register at the institution.

Ancient fish skull tells a shark’s tale

2017-01-06 08:24

The fossilised skull of a 280 million-year-old fish a farmer found in the 1980s has revealed how chimaera fish share their ancestry with sharks.

Wits failed rape victim - report

2016-11-25 22:21

Wits University officials failed a rape victim after she reported the attack in one of its residences, the institution’s sexual harassment advisory committee says.


KPMG to appear before Parliament watchdog

2017-10-04 18:41

The head of KPMG in South Africa also said the auditor would make public the findings of an upcoming independent investigation.

Wits students stand up for gay rights

2017-08-22 06:13

Students at universities who identify with the LGBTQ+ community still face daunting challenges even though these institutions are viewed as liberal and progressive.

Wits students block entrance to education campus

2017-05-04 22:38

A group of about 150 Wits University students blocked the entrance to the education campus in Parktown.

Wits 'deeply concerned' about state of SA

2017-04-07 05:25

Wits University's Senate had expressed "deep concern" about the state of the country and the effect of corruption on education funding.

Revealed: Karoo dog-sized predator hunted with venom long before snakes

2017-02-13 08:50

A pre-mammalian reptile from 260 million years ago, the Euchambersia, has emerged as the first known animal to produce venom, according to the University of the Witwatersrand.

Wits staff member fired for sexual harassment

2017-02-01 21:07

A senior member of academic staff at the University of the Witwatersrand has been dismissed after the institution found him guilty of sexual harassment.

Wits silent on reports of professor being found guilty of sexual harassment

2017-01-31 14:04

The University of the Witwatersrand is not commenting on reports that one of its senior professors has been found guilty of sexual harassment.

Maths improvements: 'Teachers development leads the way'

Wits' University Maths Education Specialist Jacques Du Plessis says there is one common denominator when it comes to schooling system and learners and that is teachers.

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University symposium honours Justice Dikgang Moseneke

2016-12-07 12:47

Justice Dikgang Moseneke has been honoured for his years of service to the country, "both in the courtroom and beyond its walls".

Wits rape probe to be 'sensitive, inclusive'

2016-11-20 13:07

Researcher Nomboniso Gasa has vowed to investigate Wits University's handling of a rape complaint in a manner that is sensitive, ethical and inclusive.

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