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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.
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.
The Wits Covid-19 Management Committee is still awaiting the results of a medical student who has been in self-isolation.
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 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 Danny Jordaan has congratulated former Bafana Bafana defender Siboniso Gaxa who has graduated from Wits University.
Hundreds of students at the University of the Witwatersrand have continued protesting through rain over accommodation and fees.
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.
The 14-year-long excavation of Little Foot, a skeleton from the Sterkfontein caves in South Africa, reveals a lot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An emotional night vigil has been held at Wits University for murdered UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana.
The student protest at University of the Witwatersrand has been called off after an agreement was reached between the SRC and management.
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.
About 40 security guards are monitoring a number of students taking part in a hunger strike at the University of Witwatersrand.
Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke held no punches during his valedictory remarks as outgoing chancellor of Wits University.
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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