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 opportunity to study a Masters in African Studies.
Former Wits Men’s Hockey coach,Mark Hopkins, has been appointed as the new coach for the South Africa Men’s Hockey team.
Wits SRC has created an emergency fund that will assist returning students with historical debt to register for the 2018 academic year.
The Wits SRC shut down the Fees and Financial Aid Offices in Solomon Mahlangu House earlier today.
Telling complex stories through visual and interactive methods is an important part of social network analysis, according to Brant Houston, co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.
Houston walked the audience through the components involved in telling stories through social network analysis in a lecture titled, “Connecting the Dots: Social Network Analysis” on November 16 at the Wits Science Stadium.
He explained how social network analysis figuratively and literally connects the dots between people and institutions. He showed how social network analysis has been used to tell some of the biggest stories in recent history.
A diagram of the September 11 terrorist attacks, for instance, illustrated the social connections between the terrorists before they executed their deadly plan.
Houston said using social network analysis helps readers to easily consume content if “you make it clear and if you keep it simple and allow readers to be able to manipulate it.”
Multimedia is also an essential part of current social network analysis, according to Houston.
“It’s pretty, it’s more interactive and it gives readers more control,” he said.
Ilya Lozovsky, slot editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, concurred with Houston that social network analysis’ interactive nature makes it easy for readers to understand complex stories. He pointed to subjects like company ownership and ties with other companies as an example.
“It’s hard to portray that simply through texts,” Lozovsky said. “It’s also important to make sure that the visuals are complementing the narrative.”
The Wits school of human and community development student council commemorated the Global Mental Health Awareness Day on Wednesday, October 10, to dispel the stigma around mental health within the student community.
THE HIGHER Education and Training HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS) announced last week that they would now provide the HIV prevention pill pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), also known as Truvada, to university students. However, Wits Vuvuzela has been told that the university’s Campus Health Clinic is not yet accredited by the Department of Health to provide students with the pill.
Meet the faces behind one of the latest gqom hit songs “uBaba ka Duduzane” which has taken social media by storm with over 350 000 views on YouTube.
The SRC organized a fundraiser to seek funding from major donors to assist with the current student funding crisis. (more…)
28-year-old Dr Shakira Choonara received the Research Excellence for Next Generation Researchers Award for her outstanding contribution in the field of Public Health.
The Golden Key Wits Chapter hosted its annual Thinkers Symposium which included thought provoking discussions between the students and guest speakers.
The Wits Business School Alumni Association hosted a panel discussion about women in leadership, looking at the affects of gender inequality in the workplace.