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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.


2014 SONA analysis

Thursday 13 February 2014 22:20

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address was a bit more lively than last year's and touched on relevant subjects, analysts said on Thursday.


Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital gets major donation

Wednesday 5 February 2014 19:36

Nelson Mandela's dream of building a Children’s' Hospital in Southern Africa will soon be a reality with a new donation of about R11 million by a private company.


Susan Booysen says it hasn't been a good week for opposition politics
DA/Agang debacle a political suicide: Booysen

Tuesday 4 February 2014 08:35

Political analyst and senior Wits lecturer, Prof Susan Booysen, says what has just happened with the DA and Agang SA was an amazing political spectacle from seasoned politicians.


Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke announces Nelson Mandela's will.
R1.5MN for NRM Family Trust

Monday 3 February 2014 14:07

The provisional assessment of Former President Nelson Mandela's estate was about R46-million, Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke said on Monday.


Adam Habib says 55% of those who make it to university do not complete their degrees.
Top matrics fail university entry exams: Habib

Thursday 23 January 2014 06:00

Straight "A" matric students are failing university entry exams. It has emerged that even students that get seven distinctions fail to obtain 50% in university entrance exams.


Sasco dismayed by expulsion of Wits students

Monday 20 January 2014 14:33

Student organisation Sasco says it's dismayed by the expulsion of the ten Wits University students.


Ten Wits students expelled following misconduct investigation

Monday 20 January 2014 14:14

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies has applauded Wits University for finding ten students guilty of misconduct during a concert at the university in March last year.


Wits, UJ ready for registrations

Friday 17 January 2014 14:21

Wits University and the University of Johannesburg say they are ready for academic registrations.


NYDA, ETDP SETA throw lifeline for failed matrics

Thursday 9 January 2014 20:19

The NYDA is giving second chances to matriculants to rewrite their exams.


KZN matric pupil achieves top results against all odds

Tuesday 7 January 2014 06:55

KwaZulu-Natal matric pupils of 2013 also featured prominently among national top achievers.


Wits’ Cape to Rio team ready to make their mark  

Monday 30 December 2013 18:26

The Cape to Rio Yacht race starts on the January 4.


Mandela's close friend, George Bizoz
George Bizoz hails 'visionary Madiba'

Friday 13 December 2013 09:30

South Africa has failed to live up to the vision of Mandela.


Mandela will lie in state at the Union Buildings

Tuesday 10 December 2013 21:31

Former President Nelson Mandela will lie in state at the Union Buildings to allow members of the public to pay their last respects.


Madiba had a ‘magnetic personality’: Habib

Saturday 7 December 2013 20:02

Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Professor Adam Habib has described Madiba as a courageous individual with a magnetic personality.


Struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada drove the British journalists to the home of Wits University professor, Julius Lewin, in Johannesburg in May 1961 so that they could interview Nelson Mandela.
Allowing Mandela’s interview in hiding was a risk: Kathrada

Friday 6 December 2013 23:41

Veteran anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada, says the banned ANC leadership of the early 1960s seriously considered all the risks of a British TV crew interviewing Nelson Mandela in hiding.


Pius Langa receives posthumous honorary doctorate from Wits

Thursday 21 November 2013 14:30

Former Chief Justice Pius Langa was conferred with a posthumous honorary Doctorate of Laws at Wits University's Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management graduation ceremony on Thursday


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