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Wits University looking for participants in test kit study

2 May 2020, 12:59 PM

The University of Witwatersrand is looking for participants for its coronavirus rapid test study in order to determine the accuracy of the test kits with the aim that government can use it at for their screening and testing programme.

Wits University producing masks for COVID-19 patients

6 April 2020, 10:37 AM

Wits University students and engineers are producing face shields and devices to assist patients with breathing in hospitals.

Wits University holds interfaith prayer ceremony for country’s social ills

10 September 2019, 6:09 AM

Wits University in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, has held an interfaith prayer ceremony for the social ills that are plaguing the country.


Wits University student protest called off

8 February 2019, 10:19 AM

Wits University says the student protests at its Braamfontein campus in Johannesburg have been called off following an agreement between management and students Thursday night.

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Wits University classes cancelled due to protests

7 February 2019, 10:39 AM

Student representatives say classes have been cancelled at Wits University’s main Campus in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, due to student protests.

Nuclear Physicist Prof Vilakazi to take over from Prof Habib at Wits

25 June 2020, 7:25 PM

Wits University has appointed Nuclear Physicist Professor Zeblon Vilakazi as its new Vice-Chancellor and Principal.

Habib worried about effect of COVID-19 on Wits finances

13 June 2020, 3:09 PM

Wits University Vice Chancellor Adam Habib says he is worried about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the finances of universities.

UPDATE: Wits students opt for deregistration

21 May 2020, 7:49 AM

The SRC at Wits University says about 15% of students have not been able to access the online learning system leading to scores of students opting to deregister.


Extensive testing needed to show true picture of COVID-19 infections: Wits Professor

25 April 2020, 12:48 PM

Head of Vaccinology at Wits University, Professor Shabir Madhi says South Africa needs to focus on reducing the rate of the coronavirus COVID-19 infections in communities as it responds to the pandemic.

Wits to switch to remote online learning

15 April 2020, 2:10 PM

Wits University in Johannesburg will be switching to remote online teaching and learning from next Monday.



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