Wits vice chancellor tweets his shock over violent protests

2016-09-21 15:17

Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib and students have taken to social media over violent protests at the institution.

Violence in SA education a crisis - academics

2016-05-21 14:24

Two of South Africa’s most outspoken and prolific academics have called for better leadership and more participation from communities in improving education.

Fee-free universities would reduce quality of tertiary education, says CEO

2016-04-13 06:08

Making tertiary education free would reduce the quality of education and graduates, says Allan Gray Orbis Foundation CEO, Anthony Farr.

Wits on high alert after UCT protests

2016-02-17 11:32

The University of Witwatersrand increased security after fiery protests at the University of Cape Town, Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib says.

Habib calls for ANC to oust Zuma

2015-12-10 22:19

Wits University Vice Chancellor Adam Habib has called for the ANC to remove President Jacob Zuma from office.

Habib would quit if he cared about students - EFF leader

2015-10-28 16:31

University of Witwatersrand Vice Chancellor Adam Habib would resign if he really cared about the students, Wits EFF leader Vuyani Pambo says.

Wits management, SRC reach agreement

2015-10-27 08:17

An agreement has been reached by Wits University’s senior management and the Wits SRC to resume all academic programmes on Wednesday.

Wits students divided over restarting of classes

2015-10-26 18:55

Cracks are starting to show in the united front presented by students at the University of Witwatersrand, with students divided over when the academic programme should resume.

Wits SRC leader not convinced of Habib's support for students

2015-10-22 20:22

A Wits University student leader has dismissed a statement from the institution's management that they support student demands for more government funding.

Will students accept Nzimande's revised fee offer?

2015-10-20 18:01

Universities and Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande will be eagerly waiting to hear if protesting students will accept the revised 6% fee increase proposed for next year.


'Manyi doesn't understand how varsities are run' - Habib

2016-09-08 06:56

Wits University vice chancellor Adam Habib has rejected calls by Progressive Professionals Forum leader Jimmy Manyi for lecturers to develop their own course content, to lower tuition fees.

Jansen's lecture met with acrimony in KZN

2016-05-21 13:42

Professor Jonathan Jansen has delivered the keynote address at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s 10th Annual Strini Moodley Memorial Lecture at the university’s Westville Campus.

Higher education not reducing inequality – Habib

2016-04-12 17:54

The higher education sector is not helping reduce inequality and poverty because it is not producing enough competitive graduates into the economy, says the University of the Witwatersrand's vice chancellor.

Habib defends use of private security at Wits

2016-01-18 09:47

Wits University Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib has defended a decision to bring a private security company onto campus during recent student protests, saying it gave the university more operational control.

Wits interdict shows Habib has lost control - EFF student

2015-10-30 13:14

Wits University vice-chancellor Adam Habib has lost control of his house, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) student leader Vuyani Pambo says.

Several fires started on Wits campus overnight

2015-10-28 07:59

Several fires which were started "deliberately and simultaneously" on Wits University's Braamfontein campus have been extinguished, as the university prepares to reopen after more than a week.

Wits to resume classes on Wednesday

2015-10-26 22:53

Academic activities will resume at Wits University on Wednesday, vice-chancellor Adam Habib has said.

Wits to remain closed as students continue #FeesMustFall campaign

2015-10-24 20:01

The University of Witwatersrand will remain closed after students announced that they will be continuing with their protests against the institution, Vice Chancellor Adam Habib says.

Students reject 6% cap on fee increase, call for 0% increase

2015-10-20 18:43

Protesting students have rejected a proposed 6% cap on university fee hikes for 2016 and have demanded a 0% increase. They say they will continue the fight for free education.

Protesting Wits students threaten to beat up journalists

2015-10-20 11:40

Wits University students protesting against fee increases have threatened to beat up journalists, saying they are "painting us bad in front of our parents".

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