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45% tax increase described as a good thing

Thursday 23 February 2017 12:30

Economist Gilad Isaacs has welcomed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announcement that those who earn more than R1.5 million annually will be taxed 45% of their personal income.

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Masebe insists that Makhura only became aware of the Esidimeni crisis when media reports of fatalities emerged.
Gauteng Government says Makhura was not aware of the Esideimeni crisis

Monday 13 February 2017 17:13

Gauteng Government spokesperson, Thabo Masebe insists Makhura only became aware of the Esidimeni crisis when reports of fatalities started to emerge.

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Evidence was emerging that Premier Makhura ignored explicit warnings that the transfer of mental health patients from Life Healthcare Esidimeni would be a disaster.
Makhura's office to verify whereabouts of Esidimeni letter

Monday 13 February 2017 08:25

The office of Gauteng Premier, David Makhura says it will ascertain the whereabouts of a letter warning that the transfer of psychiatric patients from Life Healthcare Esidimeni would be disastrous.

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More evidence emerges about Life Esidimeni patients

Sunday 12 February 2017 12:31

More evidence is emerging that Premier David Makhura ignored warnings that the transfer of mental health patients from Life Esidimeni would be a disaster.

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The see plight of Tuberculosis- related deaths is more concentrated among females than males.
SA’s female adolescent deaths caused by diseases: Study

Thursday 9 February 2017 09:35

A Wits University study has revealed that female adolescent mortality exceeds that of males.

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The Lions are currently preparing for a warm-up match against an invitational team at Wits University on Saturday.
Lions huge favourites for Super Rugby season

Thursday 2 February 2017 21:09

If the 2016 Super Rugby season is anything to go by, the Lions will be up there as one of the favourites this season.

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Wits says the university will not tolerate any form of sexual harassment.
Wits professor fired for sexual harassment

Thursday 2 February 2017 06:11

A senior professor at Wits has been accused by colleagues of promising to help advance their studies and careers, in exchange for sexual favours.

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The disclaimer stated that the results were provisional, pending an investigation into the leak.
Disclaimer removed in results of alleged matric cheats

Wednesday 1 February 2017 12:06

Eight of the fourteen Giyani High School matriculants who were implicated in the leak of a Mathematics question paper have had a disclaimer on their results removed.

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Wits creates mechanisms to aid students with registration

Tuesday 24 January 2017 09:22

Wits University, the Department of Higher Education and other stakeholders have recently met and have made concessions to help many students cover their registration fee.

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Matriculants urged to consider other options

Tuesday 10 January 2017 15:40

Matriculants who have been rejected by their preferred universities have been urged to consider other options.

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The group managed to raise R7 million.
Feet4Fees donations to be donated to a Study Trust

Sunday 25 December 2016 15:33

The money raised by 15 Wits University students following their 1000 kilometre walk from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth will be distributed to needy students through a Study Trust.

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Strong security measures are still in place at Wits.
Wits University set to increase fees

Monday 5 December 2016 20:21

Wits University will raise its tuition and accommodation fees by an average of 8% next year.

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Alleged Wits rape helped identify sexual offences policy gaps: Habib

Friday 2 December 2016 05:57

Wits University Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib, says the recent alleged rape incident at the Wits Junction residence has helped the institution to identify gaps in its sexual offenses policies.

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Analyst Susan Booysen says the ANC needs to regenerate itself to maintain its dominant position.
ANC at war with itself: Analyst

Wednesday 30 November 2016 06:22

Wits School of Governance Professor, Susan Booysen says the African National Congress is at war with itself.

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Wits staff failed rape complainant: Gasa report

Friday 25 November 2016 15:50

According to a report by researcher and gender activist, Nomboniso Gasa, Wits University has failed in how it handled a rape complaint by one of its students.

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ANC veteran Ronnie Kasrils says the power to bring change in the country lies with South Africans.
SA needs a government that will deliver: Kasrils

Friday 25 November 2016 05:38

ANC veteran Ronnie Kasrils says South Africa needs a government that will deliver and see to the needs of people.

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Gender analyst, Nomboniso Gasa.
Gasa to lead Wits rape probe

Saturday 19 November 2016 11:37

Gender activist, Nomboniso Gasa has been appointed to lead an investigation into whether Wits University students who are sexually violated receive adequate support.

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 The alleged rape happened three weeks ago and the victim tried to commit suicide.
Wits did not respond timeously to rape incident: Habib

Saturday 19 November 2016 09:44

Wits University vice-chancellor, Professor Adam Habib, has acknowledged that the institution's structures and managers did not respond timeously and sensitively to the recent rape allegations.

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State Security Minister David Mahlobo has allegedly made contradicting statements regarding Wits University student leader, Mcebo Dlamini.
Mahlobo shouldn’t be trusted: Right2Know

Friday 18 November 2016 15:17

Civil society organisation Right2Know Campaign says if State Security Minister David Mahlobo can mislead Parliament and the public, he should not be trusted.

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A meeting was held on Thursday night to seek solutions to what students are calling a 'rape culture'.
Wits institutes investigation over rape allegations

Friday 18 November 2016 13:20

Wits University management says it expects an interim report on the investigation into an incident in which a student was allegedly raped at the Wits Junction Residence three weeks' ago.

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