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Programme a ‘Road to Success’

The Road to Success Programme, launched by the Commerce, Law and Management (CLM) faculty, is focused on assisting students within the school with their academics and is looking to open the support programme to all undergraduate students at the university next year.  A new programme that has been successfully helping undergraduate students with their academics in the School… Continue reading Programme a ‘Road to Success’

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Med school organisation debate legalising the sale of organs

The Chanceplant Initiative, a student organisation started by a group of Wits medical students, hosted the debate that: This house would legalise the sale of human organs. The organisation was started earlier this year and aims to create awareness about organ transplantation and make it accessible to people who cannot afford private healthcare. The debaters… Continue reading Med school organisation debate legalising the sale of organs

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Med student wins national DJ’ing competition

Marcel Kleinsmith proved that the untraditional combination of being a DJ and a medical student is possible. Kleinsmith chatted to Wits Vuvuzela about his passion for both med school and showcasing his skills on deck, his recent national achievements and how he tries to find a balance between both.  Whether he’s listening to beats through his headphones… Continue reading Med student wins national DJ’ing competition

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Students showcase their “Fine Lines”

The School of Literature, Language and Media (SLLM) hosted the Fine Lines Festival at Wits University today. The festival was used to showcase, celebrate and discuss feminist aspects of African literature, as well as launch Writing What We Like, a new student publication. The School of Literature, Language and Media (SLLM) hosted the Fine Lines… Continue reading Students showcase their “Fine Lines”

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A sprayathon and “man chocolate” in the name of charity

Witsies from the Knockando Hall of Residence and the Rotaract campus organisation spent last week giving back to the Johannesburg community. They spent the week fundraising for a children's cancer foundation and also hosted thirty women from the Hillbrow community and surrounding areas at the Knockando residence in Parktown for a day of pampering.  Witsies from… Continue reading A sprayathon and “man chocolate” in the name of charity

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Witsie makes his mark in Hollywood

Five years after graduating from Wits University, Mark Middlewick, has made it to Hollywood with his latest short film, The Mascot. The film was produced by two time Oscar winner, Kevin Spacey and starred Adrien Brody, another Oscar winner. His previous film, Security, was also showcased in London and Seattle. Middlewick is a Johannesburg native, determined to create… Continue reading Witsie makes his mark in Hollywood

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Landmark class action suit for miners

An application to compensate mine workers with tuberculosis (TB) or silicosis will be heard in the South Gauteng High Court today in what is considered to be a landmark class action suit.  An application to compensate mine workers with tuberculosis (TB) or silicosis was heard in the South Gauteng High Court yesterday (Monday) and continues today. The application was brought by… Continue reading Landmark class action suit for miners