Inxeba gets adult movie rating

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...

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New children’s book celebrates exceptional South African women

New children’s book celebrates exceptional South African women

The lives of 30 South African women are featured in a new children’s book, Her Story: Umlando Wakhe. A children's book celebrating South African women was launched at African Flavour Books in Braamfontein last night. Her Story: Umlando Wakhe is the first publication...

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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...

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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...

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Wits student reflects on Mandela Washington fellowship

A Wits doctoral student has returned home to South Africa after spending six weeks in the United States on the Mandela Washington Fellowship for outstanding leaders. Ndoni Mcunu, a PhD candidate in Environmental Science, was chosen to attend the fellowship...

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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...

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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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Wits history graduate tackles gang culture in SA

Wits history graduate, Keyan Jardine, is the first to receive the FirstRand African studies scholarship to Oxford University. The scholarship is a collaboration between the FirstRand Foundation and Oxford, which provides exclusively South African graduates with an...

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Building investigative networks

The ideas of sharing and collaboration were the main themes during a session based on building journalistic networks on the African continent. Journalists from across Africa and the world had the opportunity to share their most commonly covered journalistic stories...

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SPORT

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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OLDER NEWS

Lecturer honoured by French government.

  Dr Alexia Vassilatos has been chosen as one of the recipients of a national order of France by the French Ministry of Education. The Wits French lecturer and Head of Discipline was awarded the “Ordre des Palmes Académiques” (French Academic Palms) last month....

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Website developed to buy and sell second-hand textbooks

Website created to allow students from all universities to buy and sell second-hand textbooks. A University of Pretoria student created a website that allows students from all South African universities to buy and sell second-hand textbooks at a discounted price by...

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WCCO to launch a student food kitchen this year.

Students will soon be able to prepare meals for themselves in a communal kitchen.  Students at Wits University will soon have access to a communal kitchen as part of the Wits Citizenship and Community Outreach (WCCO) expansion of its food programme on the campus The...

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Wits to install new fingerprint scanners

A new biometric system is being introduced at Wits to reinforce safety. WITS will install 300 new fingerprint scanners at entrances across the university this year in an attempt to improve security at the institution. According to Wits Technical Security Solutions...

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Strike action to continue at Wits

The workers' strike at Wits University is expected to continue tomorrow, January 30, following an impasse in negotiations between the institution’s management and unions. After lengthy engagements that started over the weekend, unions and Wits management met today in...

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Wits SRC denies exclusion claims against members

The Wits University SRC has said rejected claims that several of its members have been academically excluded. The Wits Students Representative Council (SRC) has denied allegations that seven of its members have been academically excluded. The allegations against the...

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LIFESTYLE & OPINION 

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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Q&A with Zongezile Qeba

Zongezile Qeba, was born and raised in a fairly small village called Verdwaal in the North West, about 30 minutes from Mafikeng. He is currently completing his final year BSc in Chemical Engineering. Qeba has made it to the top six of the popular educational youth...

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SLICE OF LIFE: The right path is my path

  The past two weeks have been filled with very early morning and late afternoon commutes where I find myself squashed between two other people, passing rand notes and coins to the passengers seated behind me and in front of me. Every day during the commute,...

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Cool kid on campus

Meet our new cool kid on campus MOVE out the way because we have a new cool kid on the Wits block, first-year BA General student and up-and-coming model, Nkululeko Masemola. The 19-year-old was born in Pretoria but moved around to different places like...

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Investigative journalism conference comes to Africa

Wits Journalism brings the 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference to Africa which will bring over 1 000 top investigative journalists together.  IN PARTNERSHIP with the Global Investigative Journalism Network, Wits Journalism will be hosting the 10th Global...

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