SABC News - Wits University


Members of the ANC Women’s League protest outside the South African court where British businessman Shrien Dewani faced charges of murdering his Swedish bride.
Why South Africa can be accused of hating its young women

Friday 20 November 2015 09:21

The extent of gender based violence in South Africa is rarely understood.


Dung beetles are the only insects which rely exclusively on celestial cues to orientate.
Dung beetles use sun, moon to orientate with dung ball: Study

Friday 13 November 2015 08:19

Researchers have discovered that dung beetles use the sun, moon and polarisation pattern of skylight to orientate with their dung balls.


UJ students and workers embark on a protest

Tuesday 3 November 2015 10:05

Students and workers at the University of Johannesburg in Auckland Park are protesting around campus on Tuesday morning.


Wits resumes, fees protest still on the cards

Monday 2 November 2015 19:38

Wits University students say they'll continue to fight for all their demands although campus demonstrations have stopped for now.


Wits students have until January to write final exams

Monday 2 November 2015 16:21

Wits University students will be given until January 2016 to write their final exams.


Wits hands over CCTV footage to police

Saturday 31 October 2015 07:27

The University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg has confirmed that it has given police CCTV footage in an effort to identify those who are behind the arson attacks on the Braamfontein campus.


Wits University has resumed lectures.
Court grants Wits interdict against students

Friday 30 October 2015 05:33

The High Court in Johannesburg has granted Wits University an interim interdict to prevent protesting students from behaving violently on the university's campuses.


Wits applies for interdict against protestors

Thursday 29 October 2015 16:04

Wits University applied for an urgent court interdict in the High Court in Johannesburg to prevent anyone from engaging in disruptive protests on campus.


The suspension of four students by the university management on Wednesday is the reason behind the protest
TUT students not backing down

Thursday 29 October 2015 12:03

Protesting Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) students say they won't halt their protests until management addresses them.


Wits students and workers are calling for an end to outsourcing.
Wits protesters slam police over use of force

Thursday 29 October 2015 06:05

Protesting Wits University workers and students say it was totally unnecessary for the police to use brutal force against them.


Habib defends decision to reopen Wits University

Wednesday 28 October 2015 17:42

Wits University’s Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib has defended his decision to reopen the university on Wednesday.


Protesting Wits students allegedly threw stones at the guards before a fight broke out
Chaos erupts again at Wits university

Wednesday 28 October 2015 10:56

A small group of protesting students at Wits University have allegedly attacked Fidelity Security guards brought in to ensure that everything runs smoothly as academic activities continue.


 Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol died at John Voster Square police station in 1972 .
Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol’s family seeks closure

Wednesday 28 October 2015 08:27

Forty-four years after the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, his family continues to search closure and the reopening of an inquest to uncover the truth around his death.


The last two weeks have seen chaotic scenes as Wits students protested over hike in fees
Wits beefs security amid reports of fires on campus

Wednesday 28 October 2015 07:23

Extra security measures will be in place on Wednesday to ensure the safety of staff and students at Wits University.


The situation is calm at Wits after a series of students' protests.
Back to school for Wits students

Wednesday 28 October 2015 06:00

It will be business as usual on Wednesday for students and staff at Wits University in Johannesburg after an agreement was reached between management and the SRC this week.


Wits has also released a proposed plan to resume lectures.
Wits, UP, TUT push to resume lectures

Tuesday 27 October 2015 06:28

Three universities, Wits, Pretoria and the Tshwane University of Technology are all expected to resume academic activities in the next few days.


Some students are continuning to protests calling for transformation in institutions of higher learning.
End to outsourcing may lead to bankruptcy: Habib

Monday 26 October 2015 12:32

Wits University Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib says the institution might end up being bankrupt if it gives into students’ demand to scrape outsourcing of workers.


Wits meeting set to map way forward

Monday 26 October 2015 10:05

Wits University still remains closed as students are demanding assurances regarding free tertiary education before ending their protests.


North West University protest turns violent

Monday 26 October 2015 09:28

Students at the North West University continue to demonstrate against fee hikes.


It's been an emotional roller coaster ride for all of us: Habib

Sunday 25 October 2015 20:20

Wits University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Adam Habib says he is concerned that students will jeopardise the academic future of many if they continue their protest.


Follow us on:
Follow us on Twitter Join our Facebook group Watch SABC News video's on Youtube Get RSS feeds or subscribe to podcasts Visit our mobile site,