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Benedict Vikalazi's work is still respected by many upcoming writers.
Benedict Vilakazi honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga

Thursday 28 April 2016 16:07

One of the South Africa's finest writers, the late Benedict Vilakazi, has been honoured on Thursday, with the Order of Ikhamanga.

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President Jacob Zuma on Thursday conferred six categories of National Orders in Pretoria.
SA women dominate at this year's National Orders

Thursday 28 April 2016 14:49

Women dominated this year's National Orders in the fields of business, science and technological innovation.

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. The new version of the mining charter suggests that 26% of mining companies must be owned by black entrepreneurs.
Re-drafting of mining charter is necessary: Expert

Tuesday 26 April 2016 09:53

Researcher of the Environmental Justice Department at the Centre for Applied for Legal Studies at Wits, Robert Krause, says the re-drafting of the mining charter is necessary.

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Doctors have told Advocate George Bizos to take it easy over the next couple of days.
Bizos discharged from hospital

Friday 22 April 2016 16:02

Renowned Human Rights lawyer advocate George Bizos has been discharged from the Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Parktown, north of Johannesburg.

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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced the introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages during his budget earlier this year.
Sugar tax could 'sweeten' SA coffers: Priceless SA

Wednesday 20 April 2016 15:07

South Africa could generate up to R6 billion annually in sugar tax.  

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Protests against fee increases in 2015 were legitimate: Habib

Tuesday 12 April 2016 18:23

Wits University’s Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib says the student protests against fee increases in 2015 were legitimate.

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Last year, campuses throughout the country were shut down and students marched on Parliament and the Union Buildings in support of their demand.
Wits alumni helping hand for struggling students

Wednesday 6 April 2016 21:21

Former student leaders have formed an organisation called “The South African Student Solidarity Foundation” in an attempt to raise funds for needy but deserving students.

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The petrol price and electricity tariffs have gone up.
Petrol price increase will have a ripple effect: Economist

Tuesday 5 April 2016 09:05

Economist , Professor Jannie Rossouw says the petrol price increase will have a ripple effect as this mean that food prices, inflation and interest rates will go up.

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Fees protest erupts at Wits

Monday 4 April 2016 14:19

Wits University has increased security after a group of students embarked on a protest calling for free education.

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Govt to assess university security

Monday 29 February 2016 17:59

Government is to assess the security situation at various universities in an effort to deal with campus protests and the destruction of property.

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Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan presented a R 1.4 trillion budget on Wednesday.
Budget can’t save SA from downgrade: Expert

Thursday 25 February 2016 10:10

Professor from Wits University’s School of Economic and Business Sciences, Chris Malikane says the budget cannot save the country from being downgraded.

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'I am concerned about impending increases in 2017, 2018': Habib

Wednesday 24 February 2016 20:22

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s much anticipated Budget Speech has been seen and heard by students and academics across the country.

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Students claim they feel threatened by the heavy security presence hired by the university.
Wits students demand removal of private security on campus

Wednesday 27 January 2016 20:53

A renewed Fees Must Fall protest took centre stage at Wits University on Wednesday,they are demanding that private security be removed.

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Wits SRC calls on Nzimande to intervene

Wednesday 13 January 2016 21:10

Students at Wits University are calling on Minister Blade Nzimande to meet with the university management to remove private security on campuses.

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Wits registration kicks off under heavy security

Wednesday 13 January 2016 11:30

Face-to-face registration has kicked off at Wits University amid heavy security.

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Students are demanding free tertiary education and the scrapping of registration fees.
Injured Wits students rushed to hospital

Tuesday 12 January 2016 11:59

Two Wits University students have been rushed to hospital after members of a private security company allegedly assaulted them.

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Students on the Bramfontein campus in Johannesburg are demanding free higher education and the scrapping of registration fees.
Police deployed to Wits

Tuesday 12 January 2016 11:11

Police have been deployed to Wits University amid protests. Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib says poor students are the most affected by the disruption in the registration process.

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Government has announced a R17 billion financial package to support thousands of students.
Nzimande to meet student leaders on Thursday

Tuesday 12 January 2016 06:45

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimade is expected to meet with student leaders on Thursday.

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Nzimande to meet with SRC leaders on Thursday

Monday 11 January 2016 21:41

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande will meet the leaders of student representative councils on Thursday.

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Major universities favour online registrations

Monday 11 January 2016 18:48

Hopeful students of the University of Johannesburg have been turned away and told to register online.

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