On May 5, 2023 Al Jama-ah’s Kabelo Gwamanda was elected executive mayor of the country’s economic hub, Johannesburg by fellow councillors. The process for selecting the mayor was nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, this infographic explores some of those twists and turns.
FEATURED: The executive mayor Kabelo Gwamanda reading his oath during the process of being sworn in. Photo: Seth Thorne
Statistics South Africa says a further half a million jobs have been lost in the second quarter of 2021.
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Finish the 2021 academic year off strong.
Scientists say the likelihood of achieving herd immunity against the covid-19 virus is improbable. (more…)
South Africa’s response to Covid-19 includes a public health strategy coupled with significant economic support for the country which remains in lockdown since Thursday, March 26. This infographic illustrates the key aspects of this economic support.
INFOGRAPHIC: Gemma Gatticchi
FEATURED IMAGE: First year students listen intently during an introductory discussion about security on campus.
Photo: Gemma Gatticchi
The annual Easter holidays are nearly upon us. Wits Vuvuzela looks at the origins of some of the more common traditions associated with Easter.
It is party season at Wits with res parties and the Engineer’s Breakfast still to hit campus. But with dangers of date rape, theft and drunken fights threatening festivities, Witsies have developed their own ways of safe-guarding their after-dark activities.
First year, BSc student Xiao Liang always makes sure to hold her drink in her hand at all times and when dancing, makes sure no one dumps anything inside.
Wandile Ngwenya, 2nd year BAccSci said “I’m holding a bottle and if I’m not looking I put my thumb over it.”
Melissa Kabanguka, 2nd year BA Psychology said it’s important to go out with friends you trust. “Don’t stay alone with someone you are not comfortable with”.
Witsies are encouraged to drink responsibility to avoid dangerous situations.
Know who you’re voting for on May 7? If not, here is a quick guide to some of the smaller, and sometimes lesser known, parties on the ballot paper.
Whether you are reading journal articles for lectures, or compiling the literature review of your research, the time crunch gets the best of us.
The war against time management is inherent to the student experience. the days of slacking on readings and being the unprepared student at discussions are over.
Wits Vuvuzela set out to find solutions and approached students and lecturers to find the best way to read journal articles under the pressure of a ticking clock.
The results are presented in the infographic.
In light of the increased incidents of crime on campus and in the surrounding areas, Wits Campus Control released a statement to inform students on what has been happening and more specifically what they should be looking out for. Wits Vuvuzela captured this information in an easy to use safety infographic.