Category Archive: Vuvuzela

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

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

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

Editorial: And that’s all folks

  Emotions are at an all time high, tempers are flaring and stress levels are increasing by the day. It’s crunch time for every student in South Africa, finishing off a year of… Continue reading

Rupert Taylor in Wiki wars

Controversy around the dismissal of former politics professor Rupert Taylor has continued to his Wikipedia page which has been changed more than 50 times in the past two weeks by rival editors. Taylor… Continue reading

Mr Bones and secret bones

Wits Human Evolution Research Professor Lee Berger (@LeeRberger) announced a breakthrough discovery made in the Cradle of Humankind on Wednesday. A team of six specialised archaeologists have uncovered evidence of early human fossil remains.… Continue reading

The truth of journalism: A wonderful shield and a powerful sword.

New York Times journalist, David Barstow, gave a seminar called Dancing with Elephants: The power of Walmart and other huge corporate companies and their relationship with journalism. Three times winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting,… Continue reading

Naming and shaming

MEDIA Monitoring Africa’s William Bird and his IT partner Billy Einkamerer have introduced a new website that aims to restore “truth to journalism”. The site, newstools.co.za, will buckle down on the trend of “churnalism”, a word combining… Continue reading