SABC News - Wits University


The fire started on the second floor of the library.
Probe into Wits library fire underway

Thursday 20 October 2016 11:52

Security at Wits University is investigating a fire in the institution's biggest library, the Wartenweiler.  


The cleaning staff want to be hired directly by the university.
Wits cleaning staff forges ahead with protest

Thursday 20 October 2016 11:11

Cleaning staff at Wits University in Johannesburg say they will forge ahead with protest action on Thursday.


Madonsela calls for peace during Fees-Must-Fall protests

Wednesday 19 October 2016 22:15

Former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela has called for peace during the #FeesMustFall protests.


Mcebo Dlamini is facing charges of malicious damage to property, theft, assault and possession of dangerous weapons.
Former Wits SRC leader back in court for bail plea

Wednesday 19 October 2016 08:00

Arrested Fees must fall leader and former Wits University SRC president, Mcebo Dlamini, will be back in court for a ruling in his bail application on Wednesday.


Students have been demanding free higher education.
Mass meeting on fees seeks solution amid protests

Wednesday 19 October 2016 05:41

A mass meeting to encourage dialogue and peaceful resolutions to the current student fees crisis will take place on Wednesday at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church.


Business leaders to assist poor university students

Tuesday 18 October 2016 21:39

Business leaders have expressed a willingness to financially assist poor university students.


Former Wits University SRC president, Mcebo Dlamini, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Mcebo Dlamini set to apply for bail

Tuesday 18 October 2016 08:18

Fees Must Fall leader and former Wits University SRC president, Mcebo Dlamini, is expected to apply for bail when he appears in court on Tuesday morning.


Discussions will centre on how to win the struggle to save and fund public universities.
Fees mass meeting aimed at ending university protests

Tuesday 18 October 2016 05:45

A mass meeting to encourage dialogue will be held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church next to Wits University in Johannesburg on Wednesday.


Dlamini’s defence tried to oppose the postponement but failed.
Mcebo Dlamini remains in jail

Monday 17 October 2016 12:33

The bail application of former Wits University SRC president Mcebo Dlamini has been postponed by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.


The situation remains tense at the Knockando Hall residence as protesting students attack police.
No end to Wits students' clash with police

Monday 17 October 2016 12:01

Heavily armed police have continued to clash with University students at the Parktown residences.


Students started several fires on the streets around the residences.
Wits protests disrupt traffic

Monday 17 October 2016 09:00

Traffic is severely affected in Parktown in Johannesburg near the Nelson Mandela children's hospital.


On Friday, Wits University implemented a curfew starting 10pm to 6am.
Wits unaware of warrants of arrest for 45 students

Monday 17 October 2016 08:47

Wits University is unaware of the 45 warrants of arrest issued to students by the police says university spokesperson Sharona Patel.


Lectures resumed under heavy security this past week.
"Wits negotiations challenging"

Sunday 16 October 2016 09:48

Wits University says negotiating with protesting students has become challenging because of ideological differences.


Fires were set, vehicles torched and shops looted overnight in Braamfontein.
Wits SRC distances itself from Braamfontein chaos

Saturday 15 October 2016 12:19

Student leaders at Wits university have distanced themselves from chaos in Braamfontein, Johannesburg last on Friday night.


An SABC TV van was one of two vehicles torched.
Nine people arrested as Joburg protest turns violent

Saturday 15 October 2016 06:44

Nine people have been arrested overnight following violent protests in Braamfontein in the Johannesburg CBD.


Chaos erupted at Wits University this week when clashes between students and police spilled over into the streets of Johannesburg.
Wits University implements campus 'curfew'

Friday 14 October 2016 21:24

Wits University has announced a curfew that will be in place from Friday night.


Wits University students have been protesting for free education.
Wits warns protesting students against disrupting classes

Friday 14 October 2016 14:38

Wits University has issued a stern warning to protesting students, saying anyone caught disrupting the academic programme will be severely dealt with.


Wits is not sure why students didn't attend meeting

Friday 14 October 2016 09:55

The meeting that was expected to take place between Wits University management and student leaders on Thursday afternoon did not happen.


Police on high alert at Wits

Friday 14 October 2016 07:45

Police are out in full force at Wits University on Friday morning with more than five Nyala's parked in front of the Great Hall.


Wits student leaders to meet with management

Thursday 13 October 2016 08:23

Fifteen student leaders are expected to meet to negotiate free education with Wits University management in Solomon House on Thursday morning.


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