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Fellow SRC presidents respond to Dlamini’s axing

The presidents of Student Representative Councils at some of South Africa's top universities have weighed in the removal of Mcebo Dlamini as president at Wits University. Student Representative Councils (SRCs) around the country continue to discuss the dismissal of Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini earlier this week. While most have reserved their comments for now, others… Continue reading Fellow SRC presidents respond to Dlamini’s axing

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“Red My Lips” against sexual violence

The Red My Lips campaign hosted every year in April to show support and encourage men and women to stand in solidarity against sexual violence was supported by Witsies this year. Here are 5 facts telling you more about the campaign. If anyone was wondering whether there is a new red-lip frenzy on the rise,… Continue reading “Red My Lips” against sexual violence

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A paper plane lands Witsie a trip to Austria

Hangar 7 in Austria awaits Robin Attewell, a 2nd year Mechanical Engineering student. The Witsie took part in the global Red Bull Paper Wings competition in March and won nationwide in the distance category. He leaves for Austria this Wednesday along with two other South African competitors. His older brother taught him the art of folding… Continue reading A paper plane lands Witsie a trip to Austria

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Wits’ foreign academics struggle to renew visas

Several of Wits University's foreign academics have experienced difficulty renewing their "critical skills" visas since last year, risking deportation from South Africa. The academics feel there is an lack of understanding of the requirements for the renewal of the visa, which has resulted in protracted delays.  Several Wits foreign academics experienced delays and other issues in renewing their "critical… Continue reading Wits’ foreign academics struggle to renew visas

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Wits VC refers SRC President “for investigation”

Wits Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Adam Habib, has issued a statement condemning the recent Adolf Hitler" comments by SRC president, Mcebo Dlamini on the latter's Facebook wall on Saturday. In the statement released a short while ago, Habib said he is referring "Mcebo Dlamini for investigation to see whether disciplinary charges should be brought against… Continue reading Wits VC refers SRC President “for investigation”

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Jewish student organisation responds to Dlamini’s Hitler comments

The South African Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS) said "firm action",  will be taken against the Wits SRC president following his "Adolf Hitler" Facebook post on Saturday. The union called Dlamini a "racist" and said they will ensure he no longer maintains his presidency as he is "a total embarrassment and disgrace to Wits University." The… Continue reading Jewish student organisation responds to Dlamini’s Hitler comments

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Wits SRC president admires Adolf Hitler

Wits’ SRC president, Mcebo Dlamini caused controversy this weekend after he posted a Facebook status regarding whites and the state of Israel: "I love Adolf Hitler". Following his Facebook comments, he told Wits Vuvuzela that he admired the German leader, who sent millions to death camps, for his "charisma" and "organisational skills". Mcebo Dlamini, Wits Student Representative Council… Continue reading Wits SRC president admires Adolf Hitler