#FMF: Universities ungovernable

MASS MARCH:

MASS MARCH: The #FreeMustFall students march on Jorrisen Street in Braamfontein. Photo: Nokuthula Zwane

Week two of the #FeesMustFall student protests comes with students drafting memoranda, burning property and marching around campuses following the shutdown of most universities. (more…)

University of Limpopo shut down indefinitely

Management of the University of Limpopo (UL) in Limpopo Polokwane, has suspended all academic activities as a result of the violent student protests that have escalated this week, following the FeesMustFall movement taking place countrywide.

SHUTDOWN: University of Limpopo has announced a "immediate shutdown" of all academic activities. Photo: Provided

SHUTDOWN: The University of Limpopo has been closed indefinitely after students clashed with police. Photo: Provided

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One Young leader at a time

National youth president for the Patriotic Alliance, Zareef Minty, explains how he manages between being a law student, political figure, fashion designer and author. Photo: Pheladi Sethusa

National youth president for the Patriotic Alliance, Zareef Minty, explains how he manages between being a law student, political figure, fashion designer and author. Photo: Pheladi Sethusa

A WITSIE is part of the South African delegation to the One Young World leadership Summit in Ottawa, Canada, later this month.  (more…)

A loss for Wits basketball teams

BOUNCING LOSS : The Wits Horny Bucks basketball team playing against Vaal University of Technology, on Tuesday. Photo: Nokuthula Zwane

BOUNCING LOSS : The Wits Horny Bucks basketball team playing against Vaal University of Technology, on Tuesday. Photo: Nokuthula Zwane

THE Wits Basketball teams lost to arch rival Vaal University of Technology (VUT) at the Gauteng University Basketball League, which kicked off at the Wits Hall 29 basketball courts on Tuesday. (more…)

Braamfontein Clicks store closed after robbery

ROBBED: The Clicks in Braamfonetien, Jorissen street was robbed by a couple of men, on Friday afternoon.

ROBBED: Customers at the Clicks store in Braamfontein were robbed by six armed men on Friday morning.                 Photo: Nokuthula Zwane  

 

The Hillbrow Police are looking for six armed men who quietly walked into the Braamfontein Clicks store on Jorissen Street and proceeded to rob customers of valuables such as cellphones.

According to a witness, the robbers walked into the store at about 11am on Friday, September 9, and asked customers to lie down on the floor. After taking their valuables, they allegedly demanded to see the manager, however, after they were told she was not around, the men quickly left the store before the armed response arrived on the scene.

A Wits student who was present during the incident alerted friends and family on social media of the incident. “I decided to go to Clicks to buy few things, thank God I left my phone because its was battery low. Two minutes inside Clicks, 6 armed guys got in, not even shouting, just whispering to each one of us to lie down,” the student wrote.

Hillbrow Police Station spokesperson, Sargent Mduduzi Zondo, said “no injuries had been reported and no shots were fired during the incident”. He said a case of “company robbery” had been opened at the station and investigations were underway. However, no arrests had been made.

Shortly after the incident, two notices were posted at the store: “We are offline, sorry for your inconvenience” and “It is with great regret that we don’t have a parcel counter, so if you leave your parcels it is at your own risk, Clicks will not be liable for any damage or loss for goods”.

Afterwards, the store was closed until further notice.

Wits Vuvuzela tried to get comment from the Clicks Braamfontein management, but were referred to the corporate Human Resources (HR) department. All calls to Clicks HR went unanswered by the time of publishing.

Testing time for SRC elections

NEW LEADERSHIP: Witsies queue to vote in SRC elections held on campuses this week. Photo: Nokuthula Zwane

NEW LEADERSHIP: Witsies queue to vote in SRC elections held on campuses this week. Photo: Nokuthula Zwane

CAMPAIGNING for the highly contested Wits 2016/2017 SRC elections during test week has been a strain for some student political organisations. (more…)