SABC News - Wits University


Wits SRC has thanked donors to reach R1m to help students turned down by NSFAS
Wits SRC meets fund raising target to help needy students

Friday 20 February 2015 08:35

Wits University management and the SRC have thanked everyone that donated money to assist the over 2000 students whose National Students' Financial Aid Scheme funds were not granted.


Wits SRC threatens to march over NSFAS funds

Thursday 29 January 2015 05:48

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says it has no proof that over 2600 Wits University students have not been offered aid in 2015.


NSFAS gunning for loan defaulters

Wednesday 28 January 2015 12:01

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is seeking to recover an estimated eight billion rand from people who are defaulting on their student loans


The H.E.S.S. telescope is a system of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes for the investigation of cosmic gamma rays in the energy range of 30 GeV to 100 TeV.
SA scientists make ground breaking gamma-ray discovery

Tuesday 27 January 2015 12:24

Wits University astronomers have discovered three extremely luminous gamma-ray sources in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), the satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.


Higher Education funding insufficient: Kupe

Thursday 22 January 2015 10:44

Wits says the R9,5 bln allocated by NSFAS for student loans and bursaries is not enough for the education sector in the country and that has led to the shortage of funds.


Wits Vice-chancellor talks tough against violence

Thursday 22 January 2015 08:15

Wits Vice-chancellor, Adam Habib, has warned that legal action will be taken against anyone who resorts to violence and destruction.


We must maximise freedom of expression: Harber

Friday 9 January 2015 11:17

The recent shooting at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has spawned a debate regarding the freedom of expression.


SA’s Education system, work in progress: Experts

Tuesday 6 January 2015 20:44

Associate Professor at Wits University, Yael Shalem says the National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) will hopefully be more stable than Outcomes Based Education (OBE).


Big drama, side splitting comedy, and breath-taking dance are some of the things which audience can expect in this year's Wits 969 Festival.
Wits 969 Festival set to wow Joburg audience

Wednesday 11 June 2014 08:00

Just two days after Grahamstown National Arts Festival closes, the Wits 969 Festival opens with 21 of the Grahamstown National Arts Festival shows chosen from the Main and Fringe stages


Striking mine workers have rejected a new wage offer proposed by Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.
Analyst unpacks Ramatlhodi's intervention in Amcu strike

Thursday 5 June 2014 11:05

Labour Analyst Terry Bell says that cautious optimism has to be exercised with the presence of Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi in the striking miners’ wage negotiations.


Trade unions encourage people to report teachers who sexual assault learners.
Teacher unions condemn sexual abuse of learners by teachers

Tuesday 13 May 2014 00:06

The South African Democratic Teachers Union spokesperson Nomusa Cembi says that the trade union condemns sexual abuse of learners by teachers.


DA's challenges go far beyond Mazibuko's move:Habib

Monday 12 May 2014 08:23

Wits University’s Vice Chancellor and Principal, Adam Habib, says the Democratic Alliance (DA) has to decide its position on the South African political stage.


SA women hockey team is retained for world cup

Tuesday 6 May 2014 20:11

The South African women's hockey team which won the bronze medal at the Champions Challenge in Scotland on Sunday, has been retained for the Hockey World Cup


Susan Booysen is Professor in Wits University’s Graduate School of Public & Development Management (P&DM).
The matrix of voting decisions – how to explain Election 2014 results

Tuesday 6 May 2014 12:47

To help unpack how South Africans vote and why we see the results we do, it is useful to consider a matrix of factors that affect voting decisions and election results, writes Susan Booysen.


The Eta Aquarids are a meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet.
SA to experience meteor shower

Monday 5 May 2014 17:02

The Johannesburg Planetarium says there will be a small meteor shower called the Eta-Aquariids peaking before dawn on Tuesday.


Negotiations to end platinum strike expected to be positive

Tuesday 22 April 2014 18:29

Negotiations to end the longest and most costly strike in the platinum mining sector continued at an undisclosed venue for a second day on Tuesday.


Wits announced this week it was discontinuing its undergraduate LLB degree and replacing it with a LLB postgraduate programme.
Four-year LLB degree should be scrapped: Ngoepe

Saturday 19 April 2014 11:28

Retired Transvaal Judge Bernard Ngoepe has called on South African universities to scrap the four-year LLB degree, The Saturday Star reports.


Ronnie Kasrils and former deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge have reportedly asked South Africans to take a stand against fraud and corruption by spoiling their votes.
Kasrils to launch ‘No Vote’ campaign

Sunday 13 April 2014 14:30

Ronnie Kasrils and former deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge have reportedly asked South Africans to take a stand against fraud and corruption by spoiling their votes.


Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will table his Budget Speech on Wednesday
Budget to detail government plans over next five years

Wednesday 26 February 2014 08:50

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, in his Wednesday budget speech, will have to explain what plans government will implement, from a financial aspect, to take SA forward over the next five years.


In  2007 Limpopo experienced floods as a result of clycones that hit Mozambique.
SA at risk of being hit by tropical cyclones

Tuesday 25 February 2014 16:29

South Africa is at an increased risk of being directly impacted by tropical cyclones within the next 40 years.


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