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  • Review: DNA research exposes fertility fraud
    by Busisiwe Mdluli on May 23, 2022 at 6:45 am

    An American doctor fathers at least 94 children through artificial insemination in a captivating documentary.   What would you do if you found out that the fertility doctor who assisted your parents in conceiving you through artificial insemination is your biological father? Our Father is a crime documentary that is set in the city of

  • Backlog in study permit blamed for student suicide
    by Malaika Ditabo on May 21, 2022 at 7:00 am

    A PhD candidate from Zimbabwe died by suicide, supposedly after experiencing difficulties registering for the academic year at Wits University, as his study permit had expired.  According to reports by News24, PhD candidate from Zimbabwe, Philip Chuma died by suicide in early May 2022 after failing to register for the academic year at Wits University

  • Employers judge on more than marks
    by Tannur Anders on May 20, 2022 at 11:33 am

    Well-rounded law students tip the scales in their favour when applying for articles. Wits University’s laws students were afforded the opportunity to interact with prospective employers on May 13, 2022, where they found out that they would need more than good marks to secure employment. The Wits Graduate Recruitment Programme (GRP) held its third careers

  • SLICE: We should all be fangirls
    by Rufaro Chiswo on May 17, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    Adopting a fangirl’s lifestyle could be an extension of our human need to feel connected to something bigger than ourselves.  When you see the word “fangirl”, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For most people, teenage girls screaming and crying at the sight of a musician or band is probably the first

  • PROFILE: Spotted – Wits Graduate conquering the world
    by Colin Hugo on May 17, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Recent graduate adds a Wits degree to his already impressive curriculum vitae.   Nadav Ossendryver (25), the man who made wildlife spotting a virtual and communal affair, is looking towards global expansion now that he has bagged his first degree from Wits University.   Ossendryver, aged 15 at the time, was frustrated by not seeing exciting

  • VC’s fellowship amplifies Global South’s scientific abilities
    by Elishevah Bome on May 17, 2022 at 6:57 am

    Wits University Vice Chancellor is awarded with a major scientific honour, putting the university and the Global South on the scientific map.   The Royal Society in the United Kingdom (UK) announced on May 10, the names of its 2022 elected fellows. Amongst the 52 eminent scientists, engineers and technologists elected to the self-governing fellowship was

  • Covid-19 is the new normal
    by Malaika Ditabo on May 13, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    Despite the change of covid-19 regulations, student accommodations continue to follow and practice strict covid-19 protocols.  Residences on and off-campus continue to follow covid-19 protocols regardless of the change in regulations and increase in covid cases in South Africa.  A recent report by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, states there has been an 18,7%

  • Wits to continue blended learning indefinitely
    by Colin Hugo on May 13, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    The University of Witwatersrand will persist with the blended learning programme for the foreseeable future. The mix of in-person and online teaching methods from the last three years is what Wits University students and academic staff have had to navigate in 2022. The university plans to continue with the blended approach to battle covid-19 waves

  • PROFILE: Wits alumnus soars in investigative journalism
    by Keamogetswe Matlala on May 13, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    From the Wits Vuvuzela newsroom to one of the most watched investigative shows, wits graduate gains recognition for ground-breaking work Former Wits Vuvuzela student, Jabulile Mbatha, has taken the niche field of investigative journalism — which is often dubbed as a challenging branch of storytelling — head on and is increasingly becoming a household name.