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Students embarked on protests which began in October last year in response to an increase in university fees.
Inquiry into #FeesMustFall campaign must be fast-tracked: Wits

Thursday 21 July 2016 09:50

Wits University has urged that the commission of inquiry into the #FeesMustFall campaign be fast-tracked to ensure violent protests do not erupt again this year.


Spokesperson for Wits University, Sharona Patel says two suspects wearing balaclavas gained entry through a window carrying gas cylinders.
Wits investigating 'break in' at law library

Saturday 28 May 2016 21:13

Police have been called to Wits University’s main campus in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.


Forensic results of Wits students completed

Friday 13 May 2016 20:41

The forensic results of the seven Wits University students who died tragically in a road accident in Limpopo two weeks ago have been completed.


The names of the deceased have not yet been released to respect their families.
Wits mourns students killed in horror crash

Friday 6 May 2016 20:08

A commemoration ceremony for the seven Wits students who died in a horror crash on the N1 was held by their peers at the university on Friday.


Health MEC visits Wits crash survivors

Wednesday 4 May 2016 06:23

Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has visited four Wits University students in Johannesburg's Charlotte Maxeke hospital after they survived a fatal taxi crash.


The Student Representative Council of Wits says it is planning a night vigil and memorial service.
Four Wits students transferred to Charlotte Maxeke

Tuesday 3 May 2016 17:25

Four Wits University students who were seriously injured after the taxi they were travelling in collided with a trailer in Mokopane have been transferred to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg.


Wits students to be transferred to Joburg hospital

Tuesday 3 May 2016 09:16

Three of the Wits University students who survived the accident that claimed the lives of their peers, will be transferred to the Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johannesburg on Tuesday.


Wits flies flags at half-mast for dead students

Monday 2 May 2016 19:24

Wits University is flying flags at half-mast after seven of its students died in a road accident in Limpopo.


Wits expresses shock at students' deaths in Limpopo crash

Monday 2 May 2016 14:15

Witwatersrand University (Wits) has described as shocking its students' passing away in a minibus taxi crash on the N1 near the Nyl Plaza toll in Limpopo.


Benedict Vikalazi's work is still respected by many upcoming writers.
Benedict Vilakazi honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga

Thursday 28 April 2016 16:07

One of the South Africa's finest writers, the late Benedict Vilakazi, has been honoured on Thursday, with the Order of Ikhamanga.


President Jacob Zuma on Thursday conferred six categories of National Orders in Pretoria.
SA women dominate at this year's National Orders

Thursday 28 April 2016 14:49

Women dominated this year's National Orders in the fields of business, science and technological innovation.


. The new version of the mining charter suggests that 26% of mining companies must be owned by black entrepreneurs.
Re-drafting of mining charter is necessary: Expert

Tuesday 26 April 2016 09:53

Researcher of the Environmental Justice Department at the Centre for Applied for Legal Studies at Wits, Robert Krause, says the re-drafting of the mining charter is necessary.


Doctors have told Advocate George Bizos to take it easy over the next couple of days.
Bizos discharged from hospital

Friday 22 April 2016 16:02

Renowned Human Rights lawyer advocate George Bizos has been discharged from the Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Parktown, north of Johannesburg.


Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced the introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages during his budget earlier this year.
Sugar tax could 'sweeten' SA coffers: Priceless SA

Wednesday 20 April 2016 15:07

South Africa could generate up to R6 billion annually in sugar tax.  


Protests against fee increases in 2015 were legitimate: Habib

Tuesday 12 April 2016 18:23

Wits University’s Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib says the student protests against fee increases in 2015 were legitimate.


Last year, campuses throughout the country were shut down and students marched on Parliament and the Union Buildings in support of their demand.
Wits alumni helping hand for struggling students

Wednesday 6 April 2016 21:21

Former student leaders have formed an organisation called “The South African Student Solidarity Foundation” in an attempt to raise funds for needy but deserving students.


The petrol price and electricity tariffs have gone up.
Petrol price increase will have a ripple effect: Economist

Tuesday 5 April 2016 09:05

Economist , Professor Jannie Rossouw says the petrol price increase will have a ripple effect as this mean that food prices, inflation and interest rates will go up.


Fees protest erupts at Wits

Monday 4 April 2016 14:19

Wits University has increased security after a group of students embarked on a protest calling for free education.


Govt to assess university security

Monday 29 February 2016 17:59

Government is to assess the security situation at various universities in an effort to deal with campus protests and the destruction of property.


Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan presented a R 1.4 trillion budget on Wednesday.
Budget can’t save SA from downgrade: Expert

Thursday 25 February 2016 10:10

Professor from Wits University’s School of Economic and Business Sciences, Chris Malikane says the budget cannot save the country from being downgraded.


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