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Dlamini rejects plea bargain to secure legal career

Dlamini rejects plea bargain to secure legal career

Former Wits Student Representative Council (SRC) president and #FeesMustFall activist, Mcebo Dlamini, has rejected a plea bargain offered by the State during his latest court appearance at the Johannesburg Central Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, February 20. Dlamini’s...

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Eight possible strategies to fight fake news

Journalists share ways to combat fake news.  By Bastian Kaiser and Sira Thierji  Pictures used in a wrong context, at a different place, manipulated and staged content – fake news can take several forms. Journalists have lost their gatekeeping power to other...

Seeing is believing

Visual investigative reporters share the challenges they face on the ground. By Andiswa Ngenyane The power of broadcast or visual investigations came under the spotlight on the fourth day of the GIJC17 at Wits University. Ugandan reporter Solomon Serwanjja joined...

“There is really no story worth dying for”

The freedom of information is under attack in many parts of the world. By Vonani Ngomana “There is really no story worth dying for.” These were the words of publisher and journalist of the Nepali Times, Kunda Dixit. Dixit sat on the panel discussion titled Journalists...

Cross-border collaboration critical to muckraking

Trust and teamwork across the border goes a long way to solving complicated problems By Wesley Ford Human trafficking, health, disease and corruption are some of the international issues which sometimes demand cross-border journalism collaborations. A panel on the...

ARC online simplifies mapping in investigative journalism

Mapping programmes like arc online are useful tools that can help investigative journalists produce accurate and better sentences for their stories. By Khuselwa Anda Tembani Mapping with Arc Online can take your story to a whole new level. Andrew Lehren senior editor...

Resilience and resistance-journalists in conflict zones

Journalists tell their experience in conflict zones. By Kirsten Jacobs “As I walked, they pulled the trigger. One of the first shots was missed. There was a second shot which hit my right leg…they removed their helmets and started hitting me with their helmets…they...

Communities are at the centre of development

Development issues receive little coverage in mainstream media By Lebogang Molefe Development stories can be used to address inequalities existing among communities. They are also a way to find justice, public debate and social awareness, according to Oluwatoyosi...

Investigative reporting has no gender

Journalists defy that journalism has a gender during the #GIJC17 Women and Investigative Journalism session this morning. By Zamayirha Peter Women in investigative journalism should stand against the threats to their reporting, the Global Investigative Journalism...

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Witsies take on Everest Challenge

The Wits mountain climbing club took on an epic challenge this weekend. THE UNIVERSITY of Pretoria (UP) will host the annual Everest Challenge on Saturday, September 9 at the LC de Villiers Sports Campus. The challenge was established in 2007 and consists of five...

Wits football lack the cutting edge

Despite a tough Varsity Football season, Wits ended on high by winning their final group game. Wits lost their penultimate game of the Varsity Football season on Monday night, going down 1-0 to Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). A second-half strike by Keabetswe...

Witsies earn bragging rights at South Point sports day

Witsies dominate at South Point hosted sports day. WITS students outshone their peers when student accommodation provider, South Point, hosted its annual sports day on August 26-27 at the Wits Digs fields on West Campus. Sibusiso Nkosi, a Wits Varsity football player,...

Junction rugby claims historic win

STEINHOFF JUNCTION rugby team made history, as it became the first residence team ever to win the Interfaculty Rugby League on Wednesday, August 30. Junction beat Steinhof Pearson 37-5 in a one-sided game played during a cold, windy Johannesburg night. The Junction...

Wits Fencers climb the ranks

Two Wits fencing club fencers makes strides in Gauteng rankings after bring home two bronze medals. Some Wits fencing club fencers, are now part of the top 10 in Gauteng after winning two bronze medals at the Tuks Open, part of the Gauteng Fencing Association...

Big four clash in rugby semi-final

Steinhoff Titans and Steinhoff Junction will go head to head in interfaculty rugby final. The Steinhoff Interfaculty League drew closer to the end as the semi-finals got underway on Wednesday evening at Wits University’s rugby stadium. The first round of the...

The chess chase for funding

Wits Chess club hosted a blitz chess tournament to raise funds for an upcoming tournament. THE WITS University chess club recently hosted a fundraising Open Chess Blitz Tournament to raise more funds for equipment, transport and registration for the Gauteng league...

Less bursaries for sportswomen

Despite having less female students on sports bursaries, participation has increased and steps are being taking to get more women involved. The number of female students on sports bursaries at Wits has decreased slightly in the last five years, with 29 of the 109...

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LIFESTYLE & OPINION 

Witsie’s shine at global summit

TWO WITS students represented South Africa at the annual One Young World Summit hosted in Bogotá, Colombia last week. The annual summit brings together young talented leaders from 196 countries from global and national companies, NGOs and universities to debate, share...

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Wits student launch online textbook trading site

AN ONLINE textbook site, called SIKIO, established in June, was finally launched at the end of September. Third year BAccSci student, Ndu Nkwanyana (21), who is the co-founder and CEO of SIKIO told Wits Vuvuzela what inspired him to create the site. “At the beginning...

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Finding the light at the end of the tunnel

Last week, I started thinking about the challenges and emotions I experienced at the beginning of the year. Without a doubt, this year goes down as the most stressful and trying in my entire existence. I have learned one lesson in the process: the invisibility of a...

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Cool kid on campus

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.   MEET THE FACES behind the latest gqom hit song uBaba ka Duduzane, the most talked about and shared video over...

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Students are the ‘smartest’ people in Joburg

Their research which ranges between 2014 to 2016, investigated the information needs and preferences of residents of Johannesburg. STUDENTS ARE the smartest demographic of people in Johannesburg, this is according to research presented by two Wits professors from the...

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