With #AfricaDay on Monday, May 25 #teamvuvu went into the Wits community to ask Witsies what made them African. Some Witsies were more than confident in their responses this week when Wits Vuvuzela took to the campus pathways to find out what makes them African. #AfricaDay is celebrated annually on May 25 and commemorates the founding of… Continue reading Video Vox: What makes you African?
Wits lecturer, Caroline Wostmann, will be running her fifth Comrades on May 31. She is hoping to come in the top 10 in the ladies' division and complete the race in under seven hours. Wostmann enjoys staying at the race the entire day and loves to cheer the last runners in when the final gun… Continue reading Wostmann prepares for her 5th comrades
The SRC has drafted an international student's memorandum which highlights their issues surrounding registration, the application process and up-front tuition payments among several other concerns. The memorandum will be handed to Deputy Vice-Chancellor Vilakazi on May 26. The SRC has drafted a memorandum highlighting some concerns faced by international students at Wits. The memorandum is… Continue reading International student’s memo drafted
Peaceful Thulare, a first year drama student, used her theatrical skills and performed to a paying audience on Saturday night in order to raise the balance of her tuition fees. She was denied a bursary to study and on the evening of the show, left in darkness due to load shedding. Surprisingly, she was thankful… Continue reading Witsie performs to raise tuition fees
Second year BCom students at the School of Accountancy are unhappy about course changes implemented at the beginning of this year. They have concerns about employment, the course work covered and transferring to other universities to study a postgraduate degree. Students in the Wits School of Accountancy have expressed unhappiness about recent changes in the second year… Continue reading Accountancy students upset by course change
The website theconversation.com launched at Wits University on Thursday. Under the editorship of Caroline Southey, former Financial Mail editor, and her editorial team, The Conversation will re-produce academic papers and research articles on topical issues which are accessible to everyday people. The Conversation is located on the 21st floor of the Wits Art Museum building. High above… Continue reading A new conversation launches at Wits
The removal of Mcebo Dlamini as Wits' SRC president left various students with mixed emotions. Some were happy, others unhappy and some reactions were certainly unexpected. Following the removal of Wits' SRC president Mcebo Dlamini by vice-chancellor Adam Habib, at the beginning of the week, #witsvuvuzela caught up with Witsies who shared very different feelings… Continue reading VIDEO VOX: Witsies respond to the removal of SRC president Mcebo Dlamini.
Wits campus organisation, ProjectW issued their official statement this week in response to the SRC president's comments about Hitler. The organisation which forms part of the Wits SRC, described Dlamini's comments as "reckless", "offensive" and "criminal", and said they were tantamount to hate speech. The unedited version of the statement is reproduced below: "Dear South Africa… Continue reading ProjectW describe SRC President’s comments as “criminal”
Mcebo Dlamini, Wits' SRC president, has responded to the statement issued by Wits Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Adam Habib in which Habib's condemned Dlamini's recent 'Adolf Hitler' comments on a Facebook post. Habib has also referred “Mcebo Dlamini for investigation to see whether disciplinary charges should be brought against him in this regard”. The unedited version… Continue reading Wits SRC president responds to VC