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SRC Emergency Fund in deficit

SRC Emergency Fund in deficit

The Sizofunda Ngenkani Emergency Fund, launched by the Wits Student Representative Council (SRC) and Wits University late last month has already gone into a deficit of nearly R2 million. This is according to SRC president, Orediretse Masebe. The Sizofunda Ngenkani...

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Wits history graduate tackles gang culture in SA

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...

Building investigative networks

The ideas of sharing and collaboration were the main themes during a session based on building journalistic networks on the African continent. Journalists from across Africa and the world had the opportunity to share their most commonly covered journalistic stories...

Much more to Google than meets the eye

Google is now an essential part of research in journalism.  By Mfundo Knowledge Mthembu In less than 20 years, Internet search engine Google has established itself as an information powerhouse. Journalists at the ‘Beyond Google: Doing Better Searches’ discussions at...

Cracking the Case

Police inefficiencies leave a gap for journalist investigation into unsolved crimes. By Ashley Seymour Journalists from across the globe drove home the importance of media investigations when police failure limits uncovering crime on Saturday. Speaking at the Global...

Collaborating on stories might just be the future

Useful tips to use when collaborating on data driven investigative stories. By Nosipho Nyide Collaborating on data driven stories was the topic  presented by investigative journalists Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, a professor at the Grand Valley State University, Anuska...

Encryption, a powerful tool for protecting your sources

Encryption is essentially protecting yourself and your source from any danger. By Kwandokuhle Njoli Encryption is the most effective way to archive data securely. Encryption is the process of encoding information in such a way that outsiders cannot read the...

Data mining made accessible for journalists at GIJC

How to successfully work with large data sets. By Franco Havenga “Journalists already know how to ask the right kind of questions when approaching data,” maintains Lailah Ryklief at a workshop on How to Mine Data for Storytelling at this year’s Global Investigative...

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Wits sportswomen honoured at Gauteng Sports Awards

Two Wits sportswomen awarded Sportswoman of the Year and Disable Sportswoman of the Year at Gauteng Sports Awards.  Two Wits sportswomen were conferred the Sportswoman of the Year and Disabled Sportswoman of the Year at the Gauteng Sports Awards, hosted at the...

Female basketballer wins big at Wits Sports Awards

Fortunate Bosega bags Sportswoman of the year again at the Wits Sports Awards.   Wits Basketball player, Fortunate Bosega, took home one of the biggest awards for the second year running at the Wits Sports Awards, taking home Sportswoman of the Year. The awards...

Witsies play in the USSA Cricket tournament

USSA Cricket Tournament kicked off this week in Pretoria. WITS CRICKET Club played in the University Sport South Africa (USSA) Cricket tournament this week which was hosted by University of Pretoria (Tuks). USSA Cricket week allows various university cricket teams...

Wits Bucks continue winning streak

THE FRIDAY Night Lights (FNL) division of the Inner City Super League (ICSL) kicked off early this month. The Wits Bucks won their second game in a row against the Braamfontein Blues on Tuesday night with a close 61-59 win at the Hall 29 courts. The home team was able...

Wits Hockey Development Project underway

Wits Hockey Club arms young athletes with skills A GROUP of about 50 young hockey players, aged between 12 and 14, were taught the skills they’ll need, to make it to the top of the game, at the Wits Hockey Development Project this weekend at Wits’ Parktown campus. It...

Wits Hockey Club plan to nourish young athletes

Wits Hockey Club embark on development project for underprivileged athletes Wits Hockey will host its first Development Project for young athletes this weekend, September 30 - October 1. It is aimed at assisting children between the ages of 12 and 13 years old who...

Witsies top the Gauteng Sports Nominee list

Wits Sports clubs score a total of eight nominations at this years Gauteng Sports Awards THE WITS Tang Soo Do team bagged a total of four nominations as Wits University led the pack with eight nominations at the Gauteng Sports Awards. The nominations took place in...

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Q&A with Zongezile Qeba

Zongezile Qeba, was born and raised in a fairly small village called Verdwaal in the North West, about 30 minutes from Mafikeng. He is currently completing his final year BSc in Chemical Engineering. Qeba has made it to the top six of the popular educational youth...

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SLICE OF LIFE: The right path is my path

  The past two weeks have been filled with very early morning and late afternoon commutes where I find myself squashed between two other people, passing rand notes and coins to the passengers seated behind me and in front of me. Every day during the commute,...

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Cool kid on campus

Meet our new cool kid on campus MOVE out the way because we have a new cool kid on the Wits block, first-year BA General student and up-and-coming model, Nkululeko Masemola. The 19-year-old was born in Pretoria but moved around to different places like...

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Investigative journalism conference comes to Africa

Wits Journalism brings the 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference to Africa which will bring over 1 000 top investigative journalists together.  IN PARTNERSHIP with the Global Investigative Journalism Network, Wits Journalism will be hosting the 10th Global...

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A child should see a bookstore before they see a tavern

African Flavour , a new bookstore which recently opened  its doors on De Korte Street, Braamfontein, gives students an opportunity to make money. by selling their published books. The bookstore offers 100% local content with African books written by African authors....

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