Clever Boy ditches diski

As of this week, you are more likely to find Stanton “Stiga” Fredericks on the lush greens of a golf course than on the soccer pitches of the Premier Soccer League where he made his name as a footballer. The 34 year-old veteran and former Bidvest captain decided to...

World No Tobacco Day

  A meme is popularly defined as an “element of culture or behaviour that may be passed from one person to another by non-genetic means, especially imitation”. The concept was coined by famous British scientist Richard Dawkins. On Friday 31 May the World Health...

Taxi Poetry: A ride on the rhythms of fiction and beyond

Stubble bearded and  glass-eyed, dressed in army-green knit sweater and soil-brown slacks, author Imraan Coovadia cut a weary figure on Wednesday evening at WISER’s discussion of an initiative, to put poetry on Johannesburg taxi’s,  that sprung from Coovadia’s 2012...

Israel vs SRC

The SRC said they weren’t surprised the university was under financial pressure from Israel lobbyists not to drop the charges against 11students charged for disrupting the performance of an Israeli-born pianist. “[The SRC] suggest our refusal to do so [drop the...

Wits puts Hunt on top

BIDVest Wits has reportedly made Gavin Hunt the highest paid coach in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) with a salary of almost a million rands. Bidvest Wits announced on Tuesday  that Hunt signed on as The Clever Boys’ new coach and various reports indicated his salary...