SABC News - Wits University


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


 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.


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.


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.


Wits university students have condemned what they called rape culture at the institution.
Anger erupts over handling of rape incident at Wits

Friday 18 November 2016 09:30

Chairperson of the House Committee at the residence at Wits University, Nkululeko Tsekane, says the university drags its feet on issues of sexual violence and does not take them seriously.


Mcebo Dlamini suggests ANC behind his latest arrest

Wednesday 16 November 2016 10:53

Text message from Mcebo Dlamini suggests that the ANC may be behind his arrest.


Mcebo Dlamini spent three weeks in jail before being granted bail of R2 000.
Further investigations delay Mcebo Dlamini's case

Tuesday 15 November 2016 11:21

The case of FeesMustFall leader and former Wits University SRC president Mcebo Dlamini will be back in court on June the 15th.


Trump’s victory painful for Obama: Stremlau

Thursday 10 November 2016 11:01

Newly-elected US President, Donald Trump may undo outgoing President Barack Obama’s work.


Workshops on mobile journalism (MOJO), and multimedia storytelling, among others, are scheduled to take place later.
11th African Investigative Journalism Conference comes to a close

Wednesday 9 November 2016 14:08

The 11th African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) taking place at Wits University is winding down and ends on Wednesday.


Using data journalism to enhance story telling

Monday 7 November 2016 20:11

Data Journalism can be used as a crucial tool in thinking about different ways of how to enhance a story.


Students say they will forge ahead with protests until their demand for free, quality higher education is met.
Wits students appeal for bail funds for those in jail

Wednesday 2 November 2016 06:15

Wits University students involved in violent protests have called on the public to help them raise bail money for those who have been arrested.


Wits wants Zuma to tackle education crisis

Saturday 29 October 2016 06:25

Wits University's Council has urged President Jacob Zuma to urgently address the crisis in higher education which has led to violent protests by students demanding free education.


ABSA bank donates ten million rand tuition

Friday 28 October 2016 13:53

ABSA bank has donated ten million rand towards tuition for missing middle undergraduate students at Wits University.


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