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New Wits Policy Bans Sexual and Romantic Acts Between Lecturers and Students

The University of Witswatersrand (Wits) saw the approval of a new policy today. It aims to govern the engagement of romantic and sexual relationships between students and staff. The regulation comes after a heated scandal at the institution involving a lecturer being subjected to sexual harassment and rape allegations. The new policy holds similar rules for relationships between undergraduates and honours students as well. Wits claims to recognise the dynamics of the influenc... Read more »
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By Staff Writer On Saturday, February 7th, 2015

South African Author André Brink Dies aboard Plane from Amsterdam to Cape Town

World renowned South African author and academic André Brink died on Friday night at the age of 79. It is reported that he died aboard a plane from Amsterdam to Cape Town after suffering a blood clot in his le... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Matric Results 2014: Gauteng Shines but Produces Relatively Fewer University Passes than the Western Cape

According to the Department of Basic Education, its analysis reveals that there is a decline in the pass rate of matriculants this year. In addition, the Department also showed that while Gauteng was the top pe... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Anomalies in Matric Examinations Could Affect Release of Results Next Week

The Department of Basic Education has announced that the Public schools’ matric examinations will be released on Tuesday next week. This would cover the majority of the schools under the public system whi... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Monday, September 1st, 2014

Male Student Commits Suicide at the University of Pretoria

Another man was, on Monday, reported to have committed suicide at the University of Pretoria Campus. Details of the suicide were initially, still sketchy apart from the fact that the person who had committed th... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Action Being Taken Against ‘Blackface’ Students

The University of Pretoria has stated that action is being taken against the two students who allegedly dressed up as domestic workers and painted their faces and arms black, the university stated on Wednesday.... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Medunsa Closed Indefinitely

Medunsa University in the Limpopo province has been declared closed indefinitely following a string of illegal protests on the campus lead by the university’s Student Representative Council (SRC), therefo... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Gauteng Pupils Cause Chaos In Johannesburg CBD

Gauteng school pupils gathered in mass at 13:00 in Johannesburg CBD, looting street vendors and allegedly causing havoc in stores in the area. Police have stated that the reason for the strike was reportedly to... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Monday, July 21st, 2014

Wits University Accepting More Black Students Into Health Sciences

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has revised its entrance policies for their faculty of health sciences, resulting in an intake of 60 percent black pupils from rural and low-quintile schools. The univ... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Stellenbosch University Rector and Vice Chancellor Prof. Russel Botman Dies at 60

The country of South Africa has been hurt where it hurts the most. One of its most illustrious sons has been taken away from it once again. Professor Russel Botman has passed on at his home in Stellenbosch on F... Read more »