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  • Wits Medical Students await nod to return to CMJAH
    by Amanda Khumalo on Jul 14, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Wits Faculty of Health Science students remain at other regional hospitals after partial reopening.  Wits Medical students will not be returning to Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) any time soon, according to feedback given at a meeting held with the directors of the Unit for Undergraduate Medical Education (UUME) on July 5, 2021. The meeting was held with the Medical Students’ Council (MSC) to discuss plans for medical students. Fourth-year online examinations and assessment results were some

  • Restaurant hosts graduates for Youth Day
    by Melissa Sima on Jun 18, 2021 at 6:00 am

    A restaurant in Soshanguve used Youth Day to both commemorate the youth of 1976 and celebrate recent graduates who have had a trying year.  The graduates and their loved ones were invited to a free lunch while wearing their graduation gowns at Something Sosha Lifestyle, on June 16, 2021. This is as many graduation ceremonies across the country were cancelled or

  • PHOTO ESSAY: Coffee Shop where sign-language is appreciated
    by Ofentse Magudulela on Jun 17, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Ofentse Magudulela is a student journalist at Wits Vuvuzela. She captured the Chatter Hands Café coffee shop, located at the Wits Education campus, which exclusively uses sign language in-store in an attempt to educate customers.  The centre for Deaf Studies at the Wits Education campus runs a coffee shop for and by members of the deaf community. The business

  • PROFILE: University of Johannesburg appoints its youngest ever head of department
    by Ofentse Magudulela on Jun 17, 2021 at 7:35 am

    Bhaso Ndzendze, the youngest with a big title at one of the top higher institutions of learning in South Africa. Bhaso Ndzendze (25) was recently appointed head of department (HoD) of politics and international relations at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) making him the youngest in the university’s history, and arguably in South Africa.  “I feel honoured by the confidence of my colleagues and university management, as well as a huge sense of responsibility

  • WITH AUDIO: 45 years later: Educated but unemployed?
    by Karabo Mashaba on Jun 16, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    It is the 45th anniversary of the Soweto uprising, however, South African youth are still plagued with an array of socio-economic issues.   Today marks 45 years since the 1976 student uprising in Orlando, Soweto where hundreds were gunned down by police in a demonstration calling for quality education and the scrapping of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction. This was

  • Doubts raised over student role in prosecuting apartheid crimes
    by Natasha Joos on Jun 11, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    The Foundation for Human Rights says the ANC is yet to address the strategic solutions it had proposed to ensure progress with the investigations and prosecutions of Truth and Reconciliation Commission cases. The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) has questioned the involvement of 150 or more students who have volunteered to help with prosecuting apartheid–era crimes, saying the students would require proper mentorship,

  • Version 3.0 of socialist youth party looks to shake up campus politics
    by Sumaya Mamdoo on Jun 11, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    The Socialist Youth Movement is reborn ahead of their public launch on June 16. After more than half a decade, the Socialist Youth Movement (SYM) plans to relaunch the youth wing of the Workers and Socialist Party (WASP), with aims to decolonise and de-commodify higher education.    The party was officially relaunched on May 29 2021,

  • Wits staff development steps into a new era 
    by Sinenhlanhla Sibisi on Jun 11, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    Wits staff members have the opportunity to enhance their skills and advance their careers, through new short courses.  The Human resources development unit (HRDU) at Wits, has partnered with international online learning platform, Coursera. This will see staff access over 3000 courses from prominent institutions all over the world.   Coursera offers professional business training across a broad range of topics, including courses like excel skills for business, and strategic management

  • Wits rugby players thrilled to join Junior Boks squad
    by Melissa Sima on Jun 11, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    Four Wits rugby players have been selected to join the national Junior Springbok squad.  The four rugby players from Wits University feel honoured about their selection to represent the nation in the Under-20 International Series.   Their names were announced at the end of May and the players are ready to ditch the practice field for the big stage, where they will battle Uruguay, Argentina and