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“Catholic leaders fail to address Africa’s challenges”

Thursday 23 October 2014 06:51

According to religious leaders and academics, leaders of the Roman Catholic Church have failed to address challenges facing believers on the African continent.


Nhlanhla Nene will table the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in Parliament on Wednesday.
Nene needs to show govt can contain expenditure: Economist

Wednesday 22 October 2014 09:36

Head of the School of Economics at Wits University, Professor Jannie Rossouw, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene needs to show that government can contain expenditure.


 The Disruptions Accelerated report shows the growing trend in harassment of and violence against journalists.
Wits report highlights media landscape trends

Saturday 18 October 2014 08:04

Continued decline of print circulation, on-going retrenchments, and an increased number of broadcast media are some of the media landscape trends documented in the Wits Journalism report.


'Media under threat from govt and ruling party'

Saturday 18 October 2014 08:00

Wits University senior researcher, Glenda Daniels, says the media industry in South Africa is under threat from government and the ruling party.


'Urgent intervention needed to curb school dropouts'

Thursday 16 October 2014 11:51

More focus needs to be directed towards identifying reasons why learner retention rates continue to drop.


Malapa Fossil Site to boost Gauteng tourism

Thursday 4 September 2014 19:39

Gauteng Tourism in partnership with Wits University has launched one of the richest early human ancestor sites on the planet at the Cradle of Humankind.


Influenza vaccination of pregnant women protects mothers and babies

Thursday 4 September 2014 17:15

A study showing that the influenza vaccination of pregnant HIV-uninfected and infected women is safe and protects the women against confirmed influenza illness; has been published.


Men, women urged to take cancer precautions

Sunday 10 August 2014 18:54

A top Johannesburg Gynaecologist has encouraged men and women to get vaccinated against HPV, a virus which causes cancer.


A weekly Science & Environmental wrap taking a look at the news highlights from the past week.
Science & Environmental Wrap: 25 July

Thursday 24 July 2014 15:03

A weekly Science & Environmental wrap taking a look at the news highlights from the past week.


The project is an initiative to build the next generation ground-based very high energy gamma ray instrument.
SA scientists confident Namibia will win gamma-ray telescope bid

Tuesday 22 July 2014 11:45

Wits University scientists are confident that Namibia will win the bid to host the world's largest gamma ray telescope, the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA).


SABC performance under scrutiny at radio conference

Thursday 3 July 2014 19:14

The SABC has been described as an organisation that's capable of setting the benchmark for good journalism in South Africa outside of political and commercial interference.


The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust was presently raising funds to get R1 billion to build and equip the hospital, and train medical professionals.
Mandela Children's Hospital construction underway in Parktown

Monday 23 June 2014 11:51

Group Five has won a contract to construct the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Parktown.


Julius Malema was asked to leave the house after accusations during his speech in the State of the Nation debate.
Malema’s remarks are not unparliamentary: Analyst

Friday 20 June 2014 20:08

Deputy Dean of the School of Law at Wits University Mtende Mhango says Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema's right to freedom of expression is protected by the Constitution.


Big drama, side splitting comedy, and breath-taking dance are some of the things which audience can expect in this year's Wits 969 Festival.
Wits 969 Festival set to wow Joburg audience

Wednesday 11 June 2014 08:00

Just two days after Grahamstown National Arts Festival closes, the Wits 969 Festival opens with 21 of the Grahamstown National Arts Festival shows chosen from the Main and Fringe stages


Striking mine workers have rejected a new wage offer proposed by Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.
Analyst unpacks Ramatlhodi's intervention in Amcu strike

Thursday 5 June 2014 11:05

Labour Analyst Terry Bell says that cautious optimism has to be exercised with the presence of Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi in the striking miners’ wage negotiations.


Trade unions encourage people to report teachers who sexual assault learners.
Teacher unions condemn sexual abuse of learners by teachers

Tuesday 13 May 2014 00:06

The South African Democratic Teachers Union spokesperson Nomusa Cembi says that the trade union condemns sexual abuse of learners by teachers.


DA's challenges go far beyond Mazibuko's move:Habib

Monday 12 May 2014 08:23

Wits University’s Vice Chancellor and Principal, Adam Habib, says the Democratic Alliance (DA) has to decide its position on the South African political stage.


SA women hockey team is retained for world cup

Tuesday 6 May 2014 20:11

The South African women's hockey team which won the bronze medal at the Champions Challenge in Scotland on Sunday, has been retained for the Hockey World Cup


Susan Booysen is Professor in Wits University’s Graduate School of Public & Development Management (P&DM).
The matrix of voting decisions – how to explain Election 2014 results

Tuesday 6 May 2014 12:47

To help unpack how South Africans vote and why we see the results we do, it is useful to consider a matrix of factors that affect voting decisions and election results, writes Susan Booysen.


The Eta Aquarids are a meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet.
SA to experience meteor shower

Monday 5 May 2014 17:02

The Johannesburg Planetarium says there will be a small meteor shower called the Eta-Aquariids peaking before dawn on Tuesday.


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