Life Esidimeni investigation takes top honours at journalism awardsLife Esidimeni investigation takes top honours at journalism awards

Wits Journalism hosted the 11th annual Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism Awards on March 24. By Nokuthula Zwane, Aarti Bhana and Nozipho Mpanza The journalist who described herself as a “layout person” walked away with the country’s top investigative journalism prize in Johannesburg last week. Suzanne Venter, a journalist at Afrikaans newspaper, Rapport, has won the … Continue reading Life Esidimeni investigation takes top honours at journalism awardsLife Esidimeni investigation takes top honours at journalism awards

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SLICE OF LIFE: Bad “menners” must fall, women must rise

Revealing the name of a sexual predator was my job as a journalist but empowering women through my words is part of my activism. I RECALL my first week at Wits Journalism about a year ago, we were each asked why we wanted to be journalists and my response was something along the lines of … Continue reading SLICE OF LIFE: Bad “menners” must fall, women must rise

Hunting for parking brings no joy for students

Wits parking facilities are still insufficient, and worsened since the reallocation of a parking bay to staff only. Students at Wits are struggling to find available parking spaces on campuses particularly since this year’s reallocation of the second year parking lot near Amic deck to Wits staff members. Parking office manager, Vijanthi Purmasir told Wits … Continue reading Hunting for parking brings no joy for students

Mbeki, Fees Must Fall and Africa

SRC President, Kefentse Mkhari shares his views on Fees Must Fall and Africa, following Mbeki’s inaugural speech.  Former South African President Thabo Mbeki was inaugurated as the chancellor of the University of South Africa (UNISA) on Monday. In his inaugural speech he highlighted key issues affecting South Africa’s higher learning institutions, the significance thereof, student … Continue reading Mbeki, Fees Must Fall and Africa