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  • Researcher off to international innovation festival
    by Leah Wilson on Feb 22, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    The master’s student will present nutrition-based research to global leaders in travel, tourism and hospitality. A University of Johannesburg (UJ) master’s in tourism and hospitality student has been chosen to present her ongoing research at the World Tourism Forum’s (WTF’s) Young Talent Programme in Switzerland in April. Gifty Koufie’s research focuses on the efficacy of

  • Wits gears up to help first-year students conquer the edge
    by Leah Wilson on Feb 22, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    Orientation Week preparations kick off as 500 senior students prepare to be the link connecting freshers to support services on campus. First-Year Experience (FYE) mentors have received training in preparation for Orientation Week, scheduled for the first week of March. The Development and Leadership Unit (DLU) conducts training for mentors so that they are a

  • Crossed fingers in Braamfontein that students will move in
    by Akhona Matshoba on Feb 19, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Private student accommodation providers do not know whether they will attract enough students to their buildings, as the 2021 academic calendar is starting a month later than usual. Private student accommodation providers have begun the year uncertain whether they will get enough tenants as the academic calendar will start a month later than usual, on

  • R21-million target for SRC to avert financial exclusions
    by Akhona Matshoba on Feb 19, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    The fundraising campaign will help more than 8 000 Wits students who are experiencing financial difficulties. The Wits SRC has received its first donation toward its R21-million in 2021 fundraising campaign, which is aimed at raising funds to help students owing fees who may face financial exclusion. Former Constitutional Court justice Richard Goldstone was the

  • More South Africans willing to take the jab, survey shows
    by Akhona Matshoba on Feb 18, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    The Covid Democracy Survey indicates that more than 60% of South Africans are willing to get vaccinated against covid-19 while some fear the vaccine’s effectivity and side-effects. Young people are the key that the South African government can use to persuade vaccine sceptics to take a coronavirus vaccine. This is according to data collected in

  • Business as usual for two Wits faculties
    by Khuleko Siwele on Feb 18, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    The covid-19 pandemic has not prevented the faculty of commerce, law and management, and the faculty of health sciences from commencing classes in January as in previous years. The Wits University faculty of health sciences in Parktown was full of life on February 18, as students moved between practicals and labs, while others socialised outside

  • City of Johannesburg reclaims Braamfontein streets from criminals
    by Khuleko Siwele on Feb 17, 2021 at 9:40 am

    The City’s leadership has vowed to ensure that not only the precinct of Braamfontein, but also surrounding areas such as Parktown, are cleared of criminality. As of Monday, February 15, the Johannesburg ​​​Metropolitan Police Department​ (JMPD) has permanently deployed 70 police officers in the Braamfontein area, as part of a City of Johannesburg (CoJ) plan to

  • Online classes for all 2021 first-year Witsies
    by Akhona Matshoba on Feb 11, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Some prospective first-year students fear that this might compromise their chances of succeeding at Wits. Classes for all first-year students at Wits University will be conducted online when the academic year begins on Monday, March 8. According to the senior director of academic affairs, Professor Diane Grayson, Ulwazi, the new Learning Management System (LMS) that

  • Covid-19 pushes Wits clubs, societies online
    by Akhona Matshoba on Feb 11, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    The pandemic had a devastating effect on the morale of members of clubs and societies in 2020, but 2021 provides new opportunities to remain relevant. Clubs and societies at Wits University are migrating their operations to online platforms as they prepare to welcome new members in March. As strict covid-19 rules and regulations prohibit social