Category Archive: News

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

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

Right2Know campaign gets loud

Right2Know campaign members protested outside Albert Luthuli House today against President Jacob Zuma signing the Secrecy Bill. About 10 protesters dressed in their red and black Right2Know campaign shirts, held banners and posters that shot down… Continue reading

Wits sexual harassment enquiry complete

 by Shandukani Mulaudzi and Caro Malherbe Wits has pledged to undertake a multidimensional approach to issues of sexual harassment on campus by formulating a special task team initiated by the vice chancellors office.… Continue reading

Wits Business School journey back to #1

by Caro Malherbe and Shandukani Mulaudzi After the resignation of Professor Wendy Ngoma, Director of the Wits Business School (WBS), Professor Adam Habib plans to fix the leadership “crisis” in order to restore the school… Continue reading

South Africa wins for Mandela

The Nelson Mandela Sports and Culture Day at the FBN stadium in Soweto saw both the Boks and Bafana Bafana play to victory. The stadium was a alive with #humanspirit as a diversity of South… Continue reading

Rumble in the tunnel-Update

THE PROGRESSIVE Youth Alliance (PYA) may have acted improperly when they painted the tunnel connecting East and West Campus as part of their SRC electoral campaign. The PYA painted the tunnel on Monday… Continue reading