Conversations of race needed in SA

Opposition parties in South African ignore the lived experiences of race realities, concluded a panel of political experts at Wits on Tuesday night. The panel, comprised mostly of political analysts, said that one… Continue reading

A night out for R100: Kitchener’s

Location, cost and reputation, what more could you ask for? The second oldest bar in Johannesburg, Kitchener’s Carvery Bar, is a golden oldie, right in the heart of Braamfontein, especially convenient for Witsies. Looking… Continue reading

Racism plagues UFS

Despite the appointment of its first black vice chancellor, the University of the Free State (UFS) still gets slammed with allegations of racism. In 2009 when Professor Jonathan Jansen was appointed as the first black… Continue reading

What Witsies think about voting on final registration day

South Africans have until 5pm tonight to register to vote for the 2014 national general elections. It is still unclear though whether the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will see the number of registered… Continue reading

Women caught in a political patriachy

South Africa is stuck in a space where women politicians are the target for unfair gender-based criticism and humiliation. This was the subject of a discussion at Wiser on Thursday called“The trouble of… Continue reading

Try, try, try again

The manager of the Wits rugby club, Andy Royle, is worried about the lack of experienced players in the team and is concerned it will throw them off for this year’s Varsity Cup.… Continue reading

Wits Varsity Cup sorrows

Wits walked away empty handed at home after a crushing 53-8 loss against UP-Tuks, (University of Pretoria), on Monday night. It was a disappointing loss as Wits struggled to establish themselves in a match reminiscent… Continue reading

Responsible Mining Can Drive African Development

In his keynote address at the African Mining Indaba, African economy scholar, Sir Paul Collier, strongly advised sector businesses to consider how mining can contribute to sustainably developing emerging economies, while still ensuring… Continue reading

Partnerships Crucial to Africa’s Development

Shared infrastructure, local procurement and power solutions are at the heart of the next step in Africa’s development, says Tom Butler, global head of mining at the World Bank/International Finance Corporation (IFC). Addressing… Continue reading

Johannes-the only man in my life

I come from Cape Town, a city in South Africa, but really, its own little country. The Republic of Cape Town moves to its own rhythm. It nonchalantly sways with the Atlantic tide… Continue reading