Coronavirus: Wits duo lose court bid to prevent evacuation of students from residences

2020-03-19 19:28

The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has dismissed an urgent application launched by two Wits University law students who sought to interdict the university from evacuating students from their residences due to fear of the spread of the coronavirus when they return home.

Coronavirus: UCT suspends classes after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

2020-03-15 23:08

Wits University and the University of Cape Town have suspended classes in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the institutions announced on Sunday.

Coronavirus: Isolated Wits student 'remains well', university considers cancelling major events

2020-03-15 08:35

The Wits Covid-19 Management Committee is still awaiting the results of a medical student who has been in self-isolation.

Coronavirus: Gauteng universities disable biometric systems to prevent infection

2020-03-10 18:09

The University of Johannesburg and Wits University are in the process of suspending the use of their biometric access control systems as a precaution against the coronavirus.

Former Wits student leaders, clergy call for compassion for jailed Fees Must fall activist Kanya Cekeshe

2019-11-22 18:12

Former student leaders of Wits University, as well as members of the clergy and civil society organisations, have called for greater compassion for Fees Must Fall student activist Kanya Cekeshe, currently being held in Leeuwkop Prison.

SAFA president congratulates Gaxa on graduating from Wits

2019-03-28 14:44

SAFA president Danny Jordaan has congratulated former Bafana Bafana defender Siboniso Gaxa who has graduated from Wits University.

Wits student protest continues as final registration day looms

2019-02-07 18:26

Hundreds of students at the University of the Witwatersrand have continued protesting through rain over accommodation and fees.

SRC's demands would lead university to financial risk - Wits vice-principal

2019-02-06 08:01

While the student representative council at the University of the Witwatersrand vows to continue protesting until their demands are met, vice-principal Professor Andrew Crouch says their demands will put the institution at risk.

14-year-long excavation reveals oldest Australopithecus in SA

2018-12-23 06:45

The 14-year-long excavation of Little Foot, a skeleton from the Sterkfontein caves in South Africa, reveals a lot.

Govt should urgently plan for massive cyclone storm damage in SA - Wits researcher

2018-11-29 10:49

The government should begin to urgently plan to deal with the impact of Category 5 storms resulting from an increase in the severity of cyclone activity in the Indian Ocean, a WIts University researcher says.


Coronavirus: Two law students take Wits to court over residence evacuations

2020-03-17 16:11

Two University of Witwaterstrand students have turned to the courts to interdict the university from evacuating residences because of the coronavirus, alleging that students will be going home without knowing their infection status, and may then infect others.

Coronavirus: Wits medical student tests positive Covid-19, 350 others instructed to self-isolate

2020-03-15 15:20

A Wits University medical student has tested positive for Covid-19 despite not showing any symptoms for the virus, according to the university’s senior executive team in an email.

Coronavirus: Wits medical student quarantined after coming into contact with someone who tested positive

2020-03-13 08:02

A medical student at the University of the Witwatersrand has been quarantined after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Foreign student who could not access NSFAS enrolls at Wits University

2020-02-04 19:20

Last week, GroundUp reported how Triphin Mudzvengi, who matriculated in the North West with seven distinctions, is not eligible for National Student Financial Aid Scheme funding because she is Zimbabwean.

'Women are disappearing… it's a norm': Emotional vigil held for Uyinene Mrwetyana at Wits

2019-09-04 09:46

An emotional night vigil has been held at Wits University for murdered UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

'This is a victory that should be cherished': Wits student protest called off

2019-02-07 22:11

The student protest at University of the Witwatersrand has been called off after an agreement was reached between the SRC and management.

Wits shut down: SRC disrupts learning, but management determined to continue operations

2019-02-07 14:36

The University of Witwatersrand's student representative council claims it has shut down the institution, but the university's management says activities will continue despite disruptions.

Wits students go on hunger strike amid protests over registration, accommodation

2019-02-05 13:37

About 40 security guards are monitoring a number of students taking part in a hunger strike at the University of Witwatersrand.

WATCH: Jacob Zuma is a 'bumbling fool' - former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke

2018-11-30 11:13

Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke held no punches during his valedictory remarks as outgoing chancellor of Wits University.

Wits staffer facing sexual harassment claims quits

2018-11-06 13:12

A staff member at the University of Witwatersrand's Centre for Applied Legal Studies has resigned before a hearing into sexual harassment allegations against him could go ahead.

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