SABC News - Wits University


Malapa Fossil Site to boost Gauteng tourism

Thursday 4 September 2014 19:39

Gauteng Tourism in partnership with Wits University has launched one of the richest early human ancestor sites on the planet at the Cradle of Humankind.


Influenza vaccination of pregnant women protects mothers and babies

Thursday 4 September 2014 17:15

A study showing that the influenza vaccination of pregnant HIV-uninfected and infected women is safe and protects the women against confirmed influenza illness; has been published.


Men, women urged to take cancer precautions

Sunday 10 August 2014 18:54

A top Johannesburg Gynaecologist has encouraged men and women to get vaccinated against HPV, a virus which causes cancer.


A weekly Science & Environmental wrap taking a look at the news highlights from the past week.
Science & Environmental Wrap: 25 July

Thursday 24 July 2014 15:03

A weekly Science & Environmental wrap taking a look at the news highlights from the past week.


The project is an initiative to build the next generation ground-based very high energy gamma ray instrument.
SA scientists confident Namibia will win gamma-ray telescope bid

Tuesday 22 July 2014 11:45

Wits University scientists are confident that Namibia will win the bid to host the world's largest gamma ray telescope, the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA).


SABC performance under scrutiny at radio conference

Thursday 3 July 2014 19:14

The SABC has been described as an organisation that's capable of setting the benchmark for good journalism in South Africa outside of political and commercial interference.


The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust was presently raising funds to get R1 billion to build and equip the hospital, and train medical professionals.
Mandela Children's Hospital construction underway in Parktown

Monday 23 June 2014 11:51

Group Five has won a contract to construct the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Parktown.


Julius Malema was asked to leave the house after accusations during his speech in the State of the Nation debate.
Malema’s remarks are not unparliamentary: Analyst

Friday 20 June 2014 20:08

Deputy Dean of the School of Law at Wits University Mtende Mhango says Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema's right to freedom of expression is protected by the Constitution.


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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