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  • SLICE: The true essence of academic freedom should unlock potential
    by Lona Sokanyile on May 24, 2024 at 2:53 pm

    International Academic Day is dedicated to recognizing and appreciating academia, but what does academic freedom mean in South Africa.   According to the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) academic freedom is a right that allows students and lecturers to research, teach and express their views without any fear or interference.  The Academy of Science The post SLICE: The true essence of academic freedom should unlock potential first appeared on Wits Vuvuzela.

  • PROFILE: Newspapers are still one woman’s bread and butter
    by Rivaldo Jantjies on May 24, 2024 at 2:52 pm

    While digital news thrives online, a devoted newspaper vendor from KZN remains a steadfast presence at a Wits bustling intersection, hoping to convince young and old to grab print copies.  In the centre of Johannesburg, at the busy intersection of Yale and Empire Road near Wits University, Phumzile Msani ,stands as a symbol of a The post PROFILE: Newspapers are still one woman’s bread and butter first appeared on Wits Vuvuzela.

  • Power of music and the mind explored and celebrated
    by Victoria Hill on May 24, 2024 at 2:19 pm

    Many traditions and cultures have subconsciously aided the wellbeing of one’s mind through music and sound. A neurologist and music psychotherapist tackled the maze of the mind together on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at the Wits Origins Centre through a mental wellness and brain health seminar on International Museum Day. Human brains have a potential The post Power of music and the mind explored and celebrated first appeared on Wits Vuvuzela.

  • SLICE: Audiences seek fresh narratives from the SA film industry 
    by Ofentse Tladi on May 23, 2024 at 8:33 am

    While South Africa’s TV screens lack no new telenovelas; the industry constantly fails to produce interesting story ideas that can keep viewers intrigued.    On February 23, 2024, Thabang Moleya, a South African Director, who has worked on projects such as Gomora (2020) and The Herd (2018) posted a question on X, asking his followers what The post SLICE: Audiences seek fresh narratives from the SA film industry  first appeared on Wits Vuvuzela.

  • GBV panic button: An app that saves lives
    by Ofentse Tladi on May 23, 2024 at 6:48 am

    Non-government organisation (NGO) “Kwanele – I Am Enough” utilises technology to help tackle the scourge of gender-based violence in the country.   South Africa has the highest number of violent acts penetrated against women and girls in the world. To help women be able to protect themselves, Leonora Tima created the Kwanele app.  The app, which The post GBV panic button: An app that saves lives first appeared on Wits Vuvuzela.

  • SLICE: Imposter syndrome — My quest to silencing self-doubt
    by Katlego Mtshali on May 23, 2024 at 6:41 am

    As an honours student in journalism, when navigating the challenges of upholding academicrigour and minimising self-doubt, I battle with myself. Usually when I sit in my journalism lectures, surrounded by talented peers and esteemed professors, I often hear a nagging voice: You do not belong here. It’s a feeling that’s all too familiar: imposter syndrome. The post SLICE: Imposter syndrome — My quest to silencing self-doubt first appeared on Wits Vuvuzela.

  • EDITORIAL: My journey as a first-generation graduate
    by Salim Nkosi on May 22, 2024 at 1:33 pm

    Growing up, most boys my age were obsessed with sports, gadgets and girls – I was obsessed with changing my family’s fortunes.   Growing up in a neighbourhood like Daveyton in Johannesburg’s East Rand, survival was a constant battle and dreams of graduating seemed like a far-fetched fantasy.   The sounds of gunshots, reverberating Kwaito and The post EDITORIAL: My journey as a first-generation graduate first appeared on Wits Vuvuzela.

  • SA’s underground music scene grabs the spotlight
    by Ruby Delahunt on May 22, 2024 at 8:10 am

    The local punk, rock, and metal scenes are bursting with talent, and international artists are beginning to take notice. The post SA’s underground music scene grabs the spotlight first appeared on Wits Vuvuzela.

  • PROFILE:’Tactical’ and ‘aggressive’ chess moves take pair to world championships
    by Tristan Monzeglio on May 21, 2024 at 4:39 pm

    Two dedicated Wits Chess Club members have been chosen to compete in world university championships between June 25 and 30, 2024. At the end of June 2024, unlike most Wits students who will be taking time off to recover from an intense exam period, Amy Wallace and Lovers Mthembu will be in Uganda, representing South The post PROFILE:’Tactical’ and ‘aggressive’ chess moves take pair to world championships first appeared on Wits Vuvuzela.