Sipho Kings (33), is a news editor at the Mail & Guardian (M&G), and has worked at M&G for nearly a decade.
Kings began his journalism career as an intern, then spent a large part of his time as an investigative environment reporter. After spending a year doing a Nieman Fellowship, he became a news editor for M&G.
Following the announcement that Associated Media Publishing would cease operations from May 1, the repercussions of the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown are beginning to be evident and real for independent media in the country.
Kings speaks about how the outbreak has affected independent media, M&G’s efforts to counterbalance the adversity that they face and reminds us of the importance of good quality media. (more…)
The Amnesty International chapter at Wits University is currently running two online campaigns aimed at helping Witsies deal with issues of mental health and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) during the covid-19 lockdown period and beyond.
A new website screens athletes for covid-19 symptoms and provides a calculator to help guide their return to training.
“The South African Students Congress (SASCO) has called on students to return to campus in order to protect their belongings from thugs who are exploiting this period of the pandemic”. (more…)
Wits staff member was dedicated “to helping students and his spirit of collegiality made him a remarkable individual”. (more…)
Matric learner Wanda Nonjinge would rather start again next year than succumb to the pressure of catching up with his academic programme.
The ban on cigarettes has simultaneously baffled my mind and put it in distress, and the evil last minute snatching away of the lift of the ban has completely torn my mind to shreds. (more…)
Physical methods of teaching will only resume once institutional health and safety requirements are met. (more…)
The late professor will be remembered by his colleagues as a teacher, supervisor, mentor and leader in the field of psychiatry in South Africa. (more…)
The Wits senior executive team has announced that academic activities will resume online.
The Presidency has released a statement following a meeting of President Cyril Ramaphosa with the leaders of all political parties represented in Parliament. The statement is reproduced in full below.
Action comes after plea for the university to extend the 72-hour deadline to vacate residences is denied. (more…)