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HETA says there are institutional reserves that are sitting in private accounts with reserves of R 9.8 billion.
HETN accuses universities of underutilising budgets

Thursday 8 October 2015 10:25

The Higher Education Transformation Network (HETA) claims some universities have multi-billion rand reserves that are not being adequately used.


  Adam Habib says there needs to be a serious debate on transformation in higher education.
Habib decries lack of reform at tertiary institutions

Thursday 1 October 2015 07:00

The Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand, Professor Adam Habib, says transformation is still severely lacking at tertiary institutions in the country.


Illegal mining is said to have been legalised in many parts of the world
State losing grip on illegal mining: expert

Tuesday 29 September 2015 10:27

Social Anthropologist from Wits University, Prof Robert Thornton, says government does not have illegal mining under control.


The Cecil John Rhodes statue has been removed at UCT
SRC election outcomes, a predictor of popular voting sentiment?

Wednesday 23 September 2015 08:44

Universities and technikons are places where ideas are exchanged, debated and improved upon, writes Ronesh Dhawraj.


Mathole Motshekga and Patrick Randolph-Quinney debate Homo- Naledi, moderated by Mpho Tsedu.
African expert, scientist debate Homo-Naledi

Wednesday 16 September 2015 11:00

The Founding President of the Kara Heritage Institute, Dr Mathole Motshekga, says a recent discovery of a new species is fuelling racial ideologies.


Homo Naledi was disclosed to the world last week as a close relative of homo sapiens.
Homo Naledi keeps debates going

Monday 14 September 2015 20:34

Last week's announcement of Homo Naledi, a related human species, is still drawing vociferous debate. And that debate centres on evolution and creation.


Only 46% of South Africans are said to have ever heard of the existence of  the Constitution
Tackling concerns around SA's constitutional illiteracy

Monday 14 September 2015 11:15

Concerns raised around constitutional illiteracy, this as only 46% of South Africans are said to have ever heard of the existence of either the Constitution, or its second chapter, the Bill of Rights.


'Homo Naledi's discovery significant in ironing out human evolution'

Thursday 10 September 2015 20:54

The discovery of the largest human fossil ensemble, Homo Naledi, could assist in ironing out details that paint different pictures of how human evolution may have happened.


Science Wrap, 10 September 2015

Thursday 10 September 2015 19:27

A new species with human-like features called Homo Naledi has been revealed as a historic discovery made in South Africa.


Wits university has suspended seven students from different political parties for their alleged involvement in violent.
Wits University targets students for political motives:EFF

Sunday 23 August 2015 09:10

The Economic Freedom Fighter’s Students Society feels that the Wits University management is targeting its members for political reasons.


Transnet launches carbon calculator app

Thursday 13 August 2015 18:33

Transnet customers and users can now calculate their carbon emission savings with a new app.


Prasa to consult, legally, on back of Mthimkhulu resignation

Monday 27 July 2015 20:41

Prasa says it is seeking legal advice after it received a letter of resignation from suspended Head of Engineering, Daniel Mthimkhulu.


Corruption rife within asylum-seeking chain: Study

Monday 27 July 2015 14:41

Researchers have warned that disturbingly high levels of corruption in the Asylum Seeking Process may soon spread to other areas of the public service.


Pillay commends SALC for Al-Bashir court bid

Thursday 23 July 2015 05:48

Former UN Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay has commended the SALC for lodging a court bid to stop Al-Bashir from leaving South Africa.


Wits confirms displinary actions against former SRC president

Wednesday 15 July 2015 07:15

Wits university's disciplinary finding against its former SRC president, has been confirmed by the university's Council.


Digital ideas to transform Johannesburg

Saturday 11 July 2015 06:26

The City of Johannesburg has been awarded R5 million to the city’s innovators, in a challenge for digital ideas to transform the city.


Researchers to assist Eskom in electricity crisis

Friday 10 July 2015 19:18

Wits University is working with Anglo Platinum together with local and international companies to conduct trials on a solar tracking system at Anglo's Mogalakwena Mine in Limpopo.


Bafana Bafana coach, Shakes Mashaba, is left with only 11 players after the match against Mauritius.
Five players join Bafana to avert crisis

Friday 19 June 2015 17:55

Only sixteen players have reported for the Bafana Bafana camp as the beleaguered squad prepare for the match.


Workers stage a sit-in at Wits

Friday 29 May 2015 10:55

A group of unemployed maintenance workers and several students are staging a sit-in at Wits University management offices in Johannesburg.


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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