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Students claim they feel threatened by the heavy security presence hired by the university.
Wits students demand removal of private security on campus

Wednesday 27 January 2016 20:53

A renewed Fees Must Fall protest took centre stage at Wits University on Wednesday,they are demanding that private security be removed.


Wits SRC calls on Nzimande to intervene

Wednesday 13 January 2016 21:10

Students at Wits University are calling on Minister Blade Nzimande to meet with the university management to remove private security on campuses.


Wits registration kicks off under heavy security

Wednesday 13 January 2016 11:30

Face-to-face registration has kicked off at Wits University amid heavy security.


Students are demanding free tertiary education and the scrapping of registration fees.
Injured Wits students rushed to hospital

Tuesday 12 January 2016 11:59

Two Wits University students have been rushed to hospital after members of a private security company allegedly assaulted them.


Students on the Bramfontein campus in Johannesburg are demanding free higher education and the scrapping of registration fees.
Police deployed to Wits

Tuesday 12 January 2016 11:11

Police have been deployed to Wits University amid protests. Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib says poor students are the most affected by the disruption in the registration process.


Government has announced a R17 billion financial package to support thousands of students.
Nzimande to meet student leaders on Thursday

Tuesday 12 January 2016 06:45

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimade is expected to meet with student leaders on Thursday.


Nzimande to meet with SRC leaders on Thursday

Monday 11 January 2016 21:41

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande will meet the leaders of student representative councils on Thursday.


Major universities favour online registrations

Monday 11 January 2016 18:48

Hopeful students of the University of Johannesburg have been turned away and told to register online.


'Govt has resolved the zero-percent fee increment issue': Nzimande

Monday 11 January 2016 15:24

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says government has resolved the ‘zero-percent’ fee increment issue.


The students are demanding free higher education.
Students protest demanding free higher education

Monday 11 January 2016 11:48

Scores of students from Wits University's main campus in Braamfontein have begun protesting at Senate House.


Wits SRC warns of possible #FeesMustFall movement comeback

Monday 11 January 2016 05:21

Wits University's Students Representative Council (SRC) has warned that the #FeesMustFall movement will make a comeback on Monday.


Wish smooth registration process: Blade Nzimande

Sunday 10 January 2016 21:16

All eyes will be on tertiary institutions around the country as thousands of students start registering on Monday.


More than 166 000,  2015 matriculants have received university exemption passes
Universities better organised for registration: Habib

Friday 8 January 2016 05:37

Wits University Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib, says universities are better organised this year to register students.


The matric pass rate has dropped to 70.7%.
The race is on for positions at tertiary institutions: Expert

Wednesday 6 January 2016 08:23

Professor Leketi Makalela of the Wits School of Education says there will be stiffer competition for positions at institutions of higher learning this year.


 Students across the country took in the streets last month demanding the scrapping of fee increases for next year.
Concerns raised despite 0% university fee hike

Thursday 17 December 2015 09:00

Vice Chancellor at Wits University, Professor Adam Habib, says the state has made a significant contribution towards implementing a 0% fee increase at universities.


Wits sees increase in Mandarin enrolment

Friday 4 December 2015 05:59

Head of Wits University's Language School, Kim Wallmach, says they have seen a 30% increase in the enrolment rate for Mandarin in the last three years.


 The COP21 Summit is taking place in Paris.
Substantive agreement will be reached at COP21: Expert

Thursday 3 December 2015 10:01

Systems Ecologist at Wits University, Professor Bob Scholes, says he is optimistic that a substantive agreement will be reached at the COP21 Summit.


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.


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