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Exhibition highlights endangered species

Tuesday 19 May 2015 14:27

South Africa could be down to three of the big fives if rhino and elephants are not protected.

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Last week Wits Vice-Chancellor, Adam Habib condemned Mcebo Dlamini's social media post about his admiration for Adolf Hitler.
Wits removes 'Hitler' admirer

Monday 4 May 2015 19:21

Wits University's Vice Chancellor, Professor Adam Habib, has removed Student Representative Council President Mcebo Dlamini from office.

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FFPlus to take Wits SRC president to HRC over Hitler comment

Wednesday 29 April 2015 16:28

President of the South African Union of Jewish Students at Wits University, Ariela Carno, has described an infamous Adolf Hitler comment by SRC president Mcebo Dlamini as insane.

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Wits SRC president in hot water over Hitler comments

Tuesday 28 April 2015 20:40

Wits University Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib has referred SRC president, Mcebo Dlamini, for investigation and possible disciplinary charges following his comments that he admired and loved Adolf Hitler.

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What Freedom Day means to young people

Thursday 23 April 2015 15:24

Access to education post 1994 has become a priority for young people of all colours, 21 years since the country’s first democratic free elections.

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I’m in it to win: Maimane

Saturday 18 April 2015 16:36

DA parliamentary leader, Mmusi Maimane, says he is confident that he will be able to replace Helen Zille as the party’s national leader.

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SA university students to remember Kenya attack victims

Tuesday 14 April 2015 06:40

Students at Stellenbosch University will hold a peaceful protest to show solidarity with those killed in the Garissa attacks.

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Wits students protest over Garissa attack

Monday 13 April 2015 17:32

Hundreds of black clad students from Wits University in Johannesburg have gathered for candlelit vigil in solidarity with those affected by the Garissa attack in Kenya.

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Reserve Bank's new man, Kuben Naidoo
Kuben Naidoo appointed new Reserve Bank deputy Governor

Friday 27 March 2015 14:45

A member of the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, Kuben Naidoo, has been appointed as the new Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank.

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Centre slams govt's denial over xenophobic attacks

Wednesday 4 March 2015 06:05

The African Centre for Migration and Society at Wits University in Johannesburg has blamed the recent spate of what they call "xenophobic attacks" in the country on government denialism.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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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.

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