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Wits University Vice-Chancellor, Adam Habib, has been accused by the students of ignoring their demands.
Habib to meet Wits fees protesters on Tuesday

Monday 26 September 2016 21:20

Wits University Vice-Chancellor, Adam Habib, is expected to meet with students on Tuesday to hear their grievances.


The struggle for transformation continues

Monday 26 September 2016 20:46

The Black Business Council says it had underestimated how deeply engrained disbelief in transforming the country is.


Police fire rubber bullets at UJ students as protests intensify

Monday 26 September 2016 19:42

Police have fired rubber bullets to disperse protesting students at the University of Johannesburg's Kingsway campus.


Calls for tighter shark trade laws

Monday 26 September 2016 19:16

Sri Lanka, Maldives and Fiji have called for tighter control in the trade of Thresher sharks, Silky sharks and Mobula Rays as the population of these species decline.


SA and Africa changing access to household electricity

Monday 26 September 2016 18:58

Service delivery in South Africa: How does progress in access to electricity services compare to that of other African countries?


Skills shortages a challenge in the water sector

Monday 26 September 2016 17:37

While drought continues to ravage parts of the country, scientists and industry leaders in the water sector are bemoaning the dearth of skills in the industry.


Fees protests flare up at UJ

Monday 26 September 2016 17:18

Lectures have been suspended and the library closed at the University of Johannesburg's Kingsway campus.


NUM backs Ramaphosa to lead ANC

Monday 26 September 2016 14:31

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's chances of becoming the next leader of South Africa got a boost on Monday when a powerful mining union backed him to succeed President Jacob Zuma.


Sundowns express relief at changed fixtures

Monday 26 September 2016 14:26

Coach Pitso Mosimane has admitted that the heavy schedule faced by his team is taking its toll on his players.


UKZN to continue with classes despite protest threats  

Monday 26 September 2016 10:54

The University of KwaZulu-Natal maintains classes will continue despite various social media messages threatening non-striking students to stay away from campuses.


Wits vice Chancellor demoralised by acts of violence

Monday 26 September 2016 08:20

Wits University vice Chancellor Professor Adam Habib says he is saddened and demoralised by the acts of violence by students.


Wits university students have vowed to continue protesting.
DA calls for safety at tertiary institutions

Monday 26 September 2016 05:55

The DA  has urged universities, the Department of Higher Education and police to work together to ensure that students and staff are safe on campuses as the week starts.


Women can be powerful leaders: Dlamini

Monday 26 September 2016 05:50

The head of the African National Congress (ANC) Women's League, Bathabile Dlamini, says female leaders in South Africa have the ability to take office as President.


South African cricketer, Temba Bavuma.
Bavuma seals record win over Ireland

Sunday 25 September 2016 21:39

Temba Bavuma became only the second South African to score a debut century as the Proteas began their limited-overs season with a record 206-run win over Ireland.


Sanco has called on university students to isolate and marginalise forces that are determined to destabilise higher education.
Students should isolate forces destabilising education: Sanco

Sunday 25 September 2016 20:23

Those behind acts of violence and the destruction of education infrastructure must be unmasked and put behind bars, the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) said on Sunday.


Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan.
ANCYL issues challenge to Gordhan

Sunday 25 September 2016 19:27

The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) has challenged Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to divulge information on whether he has shares in private companies.


ANCYL warns against ongoing burning of university property

Sunday 25 September 2016 18:42

The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) on Sunday sent "a strongest message of caution to all students in institution of higher learning against the ongoing burning of university property”.


South African Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga.
Government is on track to achieving NDP's key objectives: Motshekga

Sunday 25 September 2016 17:27

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, says government is on track to achieving the National Development Plan's (NDP) key objectives.


Binder wins motorcycle world championship

Sunday 25 September 2016 17:17

Brad Binder has secured South Africa's first motorcycle world championship in 36 years with four races still left in the season.


Students say that Wits University has threatened to shutdown student residences.
Students accuse Wits University of planting bombs

Sunday 25 September 2016 17:01

Wits University students have accused the institution of planting the three bombs that were found on the Braamfontein campus on Saturday as a scare tactic.


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