Torture the numbers and get results

Statistics in African countries cannot be trusted, claims Morten Jerven in his book Poor Numbers. Jerven, an associate professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, presented a seminar via Skype to the Power Reporting Conference in Johannesburg, based on...
EFF triggers PYA exodus

EFF triggers PYA exodus

SOME SRC members, who are also ANC Youth League (ANCYL) members, have dropped their black, green and gold T-shirts in favour of the red berets of Julius Malema’s new party. SRC vice president internal, Tokelo Nhlapo, joined the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on...

Wits senior staff tap out

Thuletho Zwane and Dineo Bendile The sudden resignation by yet another dean has left Wits staff and students reeling. Questions are now being asked about what is going on: are they real resignations or have they been pushed? Dean of Commerce, Law and Management Prof...
EXCLUSIVE: Wits loses another Dean

EXCLUSIVE: Wits loses another Dean

By Thuletho Zwane and Dineo Bendile Wits University has lost yet another senior member of staff after the Dean of Commerce, Law and Management, Professor Nqosa Mahao, gave Wits Vuvuzela exclusive notice of his resignation. Mahao was appointed as Dean in February 2012,...
SRC election battle escalates to legal war

SRC election battle escalates to legal war

By Thuletho Zwane and Nomatter Ndebele The SRC elections could soon become a legal battle as the PYA (Progressive Youth Alliance) and Project W take legal action against each other. Tokelo Nhlapo, SRC vice president internal, has laid an official complaint with the...