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
Fictitious social media posts instilled fear of xenophobic attacks in Pietermaritzburg over the past week. This came after two Congolese men were subjected to an attack in Howick, outside KwaZulu-Natal's capital on the weekend. The two men were saved by local taxi drivers who, according to reports, said "there’s no place for xenophobia in Howick".… Continue reading Maritzburg locals save Congolese men from attack
Wits Vuvuzela chatted to several Witsies this week to get their take on sex with a partner whose had a penis transplant. The question was inspired by the work of Stellenbosch doctors who performed the world's first successful long-term penis transplant. The responses of Witsies were incredibly candid and entertaining when #teamvuvu asked if they would have… Continue reading VIDEO VOX: Would you have sex with someone who’s had a penis transplant?
UPDATE: ASC Election results announced Kerosha Reddy Nelisa Metula Buhle Mayatula Aseza Matanzima Sewela Makgolane Sphindile Gumede Regis Majawa The Accounting School Council student elections were held today on Wits West campus. The candidates are hopeful for increased student support and intend to continue building a stronger relationship between the students, the new council and lecturers. Seventeen… Continue reading ASC candidates hopeful for election success
Wits alumni Brad Katzen and Durban filmmaker Shaun Naidoo will have their short film, The Beginning, shown at Cannes, the oldest film festival in the world. Katzen, who wrote, directed and edited the film, and Naidoo who produced it, are working a new full-length feature film which they plan to release next year. Wits University… Continue reading Witsie’s film showcased at Cannes