Black students vow to render Wits ungovernable

Wits University vice-chancellor Professor Adam Habib has been given 48 hours to reinstate ousted Wits Student Representative Council (SRC) president Mcebo Dlamini or have the institution come to a standstill.

Wits students – among them the South African Students Congress … Read the rest

Black students rally in support of expelled Wits SRC president

Support is pouring in for the University of Witwatersrand’s expelled SRC president.

Mcebo Dlamini’s Facebook post that mentioned Hitler has sparked outrage from the South African Union of Jewish Students.

Students from the Rhodes Must Fall campaign and activist group, … Read the rest

Mandela ‘started the revolution at Wits University’

At a ceremony held at the University of the Witwatersrand yesterday, the audience heard that “Madiba was a radical and revolutionary” who met his fellow revolutionaries such as communist leader Joe Slovo, Ismail Meer, JN Singh, Ruth First, George Bizos … Read the rest

Zuma wants young black academics to replace retiring whites

Wits_University_Great_HallMore young black graduates are needed to fill academic posts at universities, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday.

“… We want to attract more young black graduates into academic careers,” he said in a speech prepared for delivery at the … Read the rest

Protest at Wits University over ‘Jews only’ concert

A row over a concert due to take place Wednesday has raged at the University of the Witwatersrand. Opponents of th Daniel Zamir Israeli Jazz Quartet staged what was called a “silent protest” outside the Wits Great Hall, where the … Read the rest

Genome study of Khoe-San reveals genetic diversity of modern humans

Genetically, culturally and ethically the Khoe-San have something special to add to this world. The importance of this study is to put the Khoe and San heritage in the right place in history and this research will provide a genetic … Read the rest

Minister urges engineers not to leave South Africa

The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, today challenged some 200 graduating engineers from Wits University to forget about their “boarding passes and visas until every village in South Africa have a bridge, everyone walks on tar roads and … Read the rest