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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Protesting students went on the rampage torching several buses and a police van late Tuesday night.
Wits condemns students violent behaviour

Wednesday 26 October 2016 09:45

Wits University has strongly condemned the violent behaviour of students on the Braamfontein campus.

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SA universities continue to face disruptions

Tuesday 25 October 2016 21:32

Some universities continue to face disruptions as student protests enter a seventh week.

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