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Witsies in fencing medal glory

Witsies in fencing medal glory

Wits Fencing Club team members win three medals at provincial tournament.  The Wits Fencing Club kicked off its 2018 season, claiming three medals at a provincial tournament hosted in Soweto last weekend. The fencers participated in the Gauteng Fencing Association...

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R57 billion higher education budget bonanza hailed

R57 billion allocated towards funding higher education and training.   Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has allocated R57 billion towards higher education and training, which will be implemented over the next three years. Delivering his first budget speech on...

Mcebo Dlamini refuses to accept plea bargain

The former Wits SRC President appeared in court once again.  The Johannesburg Central Magistrate Court on Tuesday morning postponed Wits student and #FeesMustFall activist, Mcebo Dlamini’s case to March 2 where a trial date will be set. This follows his rejection of a...

Inxeba gets adult movie rating

Inxeba: The Wound gets a X18 viewer restriction. South African media regulatory body, the Films Publication Board (FPB), has changed the viewer rating of Inxeba: The Wound to X18 effectively preventing most mainstream cinemas from screening it. The movie which focuses...

Witsies respond to Zuma resignation

Jacob Zuma has resigned as president of South Africa. Jacob Zuma resigned as the country's president late last night during a press briefing held at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The resignation came after Zuma's television interview earlier in the day when he...

Dean of Students set to leave Wits for UFS

Wits is set to get a new Dean of Students.  Wits Dean of Students, Prof Puleng Lenka-Bula, has been appointed as the deputy rector of institutional change, student affairs and community engagement at the University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein. Jerome...

Dining hall meal sizes shrink but prices remain flat

Wits Services has made adjustments in the dining hall meal program due to the 0% increase on the price of meals this year. Students who make use of Wits University's dining hall services are now receiving less food due to the 0% increase on the price of meals for...

Security beefed up around Wits campuses following incidents

The University has urged students and staff members to be cautious after two incidents of crime occurred on De Korte Street and Enoch Sontonga Road. Wits University is working with the Hillbrow Police Station to ensure the safety of the Wits community due to recent...

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Witsies in fencing medal glory

Wits Fencing Club team members win three medals at provincial tournament.  The Wits Fencing Club kicked off its 2018 season, claiming three medals at a provincial tournament hosted in Soweto last weekend. The fencers participated in the Gauteng Fencing Association...

Rowing coach wins national award

Wits rowing honoured with an award and two nominations. A Wits rowing coach has won an award at the second annual RowSA (Rowing South Africa) awards for his work in 2017. Kyle Hanck, a rowing coach with the Wits University Boat Club (WUBC), was honoured at the second...

Bidvest Wits attempt to maintain recent improvement

The Clever Boys hope to end season on a high. Bidvest Wits will try to build on their recent performances and save themselves from relegation when they take on Golden Arrows at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Saturday, February 17. Last year's Absa Premiership winners...

Third time not so lucky for FNB Wits

Wits FNB end their winning streak in game against FNB Shimlas. The FNB Wits were not strong enough for the Shimlas as they suffered their defeat of the Varsity Cup season losing 44-24 in Bloemfontein last night. FNB Shimlas crossed the try line first in the seventh...

Former Wits Hockey coach appointed to national team

Former Wits Men's Hockey coach,Mark Hopkins, has been appointed as the new coach for the South Africa Men's Hockey team. Former Wits Men’s Hockey coach, Mark Hopkins, is expected to take on the role of national head coach leading up to the 2018 International Hockey...

Athletics club initiative keeps kids off the street

The Phuthaditshaba athletics club is encouraging children to keep away from the bad. A Wits security guard and retired runner is using his passion for athletics to train children from Hillbrow, Berea and Alexandra. Zimasile Tobo co-founded the Phuthaditshaba athletics...

FNB Wits storm to home victory

FNB Wits are now serious contenders in this year's Varsity Cup competition.  FNB Wits brought their A-game to the Wits University Rugby Stadium on Monday, February 5, beating defending champions FNB University of Pretoria-Tuks 25-19. It was FNB UP-Tuks right centre...

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Students encouraged to network at universities

“WE NEED to break the cycle of women lacking in the business sphere because the only way, as women, that we can take a stage and participate in business is if we intervene and break that.” These are the words of 2017 Businesswoman of the Year Award in Education and...

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Q&A with Didintle Khunou

Former Witsie Didintle Khunou’s (25) career has hit a high note with one of her biggest performance gigs in the musical, The Color Purple. The BA Dramatic Arts graduate plays the lead role, Celie, which was played by Whoopi Goldberg in the film adaptation. She also...

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SLICE OF LIFE: Giving myself time ‘to adult’

The year 2018 has not only ushered in a new year for me but a new chapter in my life’s story. I turned the worn and tattered last page of the chapter called “Varsity Years” and dived head first into “Adulthood”. My first step into adulthood started with getting a tax...

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