IsiZulu Sami Nawe deepens appreciation for language
IsiZulu language learners and educators now have an updated reference book to help them get a proper grasp of the language. IsiZulu Sami Nawe, the first post-democracy isiZulu reference book will be launched tomorrow, Thursday 18 October 2018, at the Wits School of Education. The last reference book of this nature... Read more
Ruth First Memorial Lecture: Niren Tolsi to speak on SA Journalism
Niren Tolsi, a multi-award-winning freelance journalist will this year share his views at the annual Ruth First Memorial Lecture on why South African journalism needs a defibrillator. The annual lecture honours Ruth First – a Wits graduate, journalist, activist, researcher, and intellectual. First was killed by a letter-bomb parcel... Read more
Wits partner on physics education conference
Wits University is the co-host of the International Conference on Physics Education, which is being held at the Misty Hills Hotel this week. Wits University is the co-host of the International Conference on Physics Education, which is being held at the Misty Hills Hotel and Conference Centre this week.... Read more
Hockey star set for Youth Olympics
First-year physiotherapy student Nepo Serage has been making big waves in hockey circles since becoming the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) first-team goalkeeper just eight months after joining the squad. Now, 18-year-old Serage will be jetting off to Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of the team representing South Africa at... Read more
Awards for Wits researchers advancing science for society
The National Research Foundation has recognised Wits researchers for advancing their fields. The annual NRF Awards recognise research excellence in South Africa and progress in building an inclusive scientific community. The 2018 awards, in Port Elizabeth on 26 September, were themed Advancing Science for Societal Benefit. Mrs. Natalie Benjamin-Damons, a lecturer... Read more
Science, art and social cohesion play clinches BASA award
All From One, which has toured SA, Kenya and Tanzania shines at the Business and Arts South Africa Awards. The Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) and Standard Bank were named winners in the Development Award category at the 21st Annual BASA (Business and Arts South Africa) Awards which took place in Johannesburg on... Read more
Wits Team eFundanathi and eZone in Learning Idols
A lecturer in the Wits School of Therapeutic Sciences was in the top three vying in Learning Idols at the Learning Innovation Africa Conference 2018. The Learning Idols at #LIA2018 displays technological innovation in teaching and learning. Dr. Paula Barnard-Ashton, manager of eFundanathi and the eZone... Read more
10 ideas for reviving the economy and reducing SA’s dire inequality
Few dispute that the South African economy is in serious trouble but how do we fix it? Millions of citizens, especially women, continue to live in abject poverty; unemployment rates and inequality levels are among the highest in the world and economic growth continues to be extremely low. These... Read more
Two new Chinese dinosaurs discovered
New fossils from north China shed light on the incremental evolution of insect-eating dinosaurs. An international research team including scientists from Wits University today announced the discovery of two new Chinese dinosaurs – Bannykus and Xiyunykus. Professor Jonah Choiniere from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits University was a leading member of the team and is... Read more
Enabling youth to power the digital economy
Hundreds descended upon Wits to hear the legendary Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, address entrepreneurs, students and policy makers. Wits University was selected as the site of the important event, Netrepreneurs: The Rise of Africa’s Digital Lions, organised by Alibaba and the United Nations Conference on Trade and... Read more