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Almost 5 000 Wits students have received laptops, delivered by the South African Post Office (SAPO), to enable online learning during the nationwide lockdown.

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Monday, 16 January 2017 12:50

Limpopo matrics defy odds to come out tops

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Foundation has awarded bursaries to the value of R300 000 to two Limpopo learners who obtained seven distinctions in the 2016 National Senior Certificate examination.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016 11:50

Further investigations delay Mcebo Dlamini's case

The case of FeesMustFall leader and former Wits University SRC president Mcebo Dlamini has been postponed for further investigations in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

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Tuesday, 05 April 2016 11:23

Business as usual at Wits University

Classes are continuing as normal on Tuesday, following the disruption of lectures on Monday, says a Senior Executive Team of Wits University.

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Monday, 18 January 2016 16:12

University of Pretoria remains closed

The University of Pretoria says it will remain closed although online registrations continue.

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015 17:46

Varsities shut in mass protests

Many universities around the country are on Wednesday closed following a national call for students to embark on mass action against university fee increments.

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 07:28

Summary of Council proposals

Adam Habib

Here follows a summary of Wits University Council’s proposals on how it plans to address the fee increase challenge.


  • Students will not pay an upfront fee.
  • The fee increase proposal for 2016 has been suspended.
  • Calling for transparent negotiations between the University and the student community/Wits Student Representative Council (SRC) as a matter of urgency.
  • Wits will cut spending and investigate non-essential spending, and will focus financial resources on academic matters and access for students.
  • Discounts for NSFAS and financially stressed students.
  • Wits will continue to source additional funding form external sources.
  • Wits will continue to engage with government to address the shortfall in higher education funding.
  • Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Adam Habib, to give up any performance bonus and redirect the monies towards access for deserving students.
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Monday, 19 October 2015 14:19

UCT student injured during protest

A student at the University of Cape Town has been injured during on-going protests against a proposed fee increase of 10.3%.

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Sunday, 18 October 2015 23:09

Wits Council Exco and students sign agreement

Wits Council Exco and students sign agreement on process to be followed to determine student fee increases for 2016.

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Friday, 16 October 2015 06:46

Wits chancellor to meet protesting students

Wits vice chancellor Adam Habib is this morning set to meet with students who have been protesting at the university to hear their grievances and find a resolution, the university said.

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