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Wits health receives massive funding boost

The School of Public Health at Wits University will use an approximately R70-million cash injection to develop and improve bio-statistical skills among its researchers. Biostatistics is the use of statistics in a wide range of topics in biology. In this case, Wits’ research will be geared towards addressing some of the continent’s most difficult health challenges. The funds will be utilised by the Wits lead … Continue reading Wits health receives massive funding boost

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Slice of life – Bulk up, man up, or die

With summer approaching, bulking and gaining is a big thing. Being big and muscular is the fashion. The modern man aspires to be the next Ryan Gosling prototype. Is it any wonder why the thin gentlemen and the chubby gentlemen avoid the gym? Hitting the gym is a big deal for anyone who hasn’t ever been, or doesn’t go frequently, and that is made harder … Continue reading Slice of life – Bulk up, man up, or die

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Wits FC more than ready for the semi-finals

Wits FC will play in their first-ever semi-final on September 10 after a last-minute 2-1 win over Walter Sisulu (WSU) at home on Monday. “We can make history for ourselves”, said Wits coach Karabo Mogudi. “We are gunning for an historic semi-final win as this is the first time that Wits will play in the semi-finals … We want to make an impression”. “I’m very … Continue reading Wits FC more than ready for the semi-finals

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These filmmakers should take a Vacation

FOR many, Vacation will be a lot like Marmite, you will either absolutely love it, or you will think it’s the worst thing you’ve ever experienced. Some viewers will have to prepare for a discomfiting experience of sitting stone-faced at a comedy while others in the theatre are screaming with laughter. While humour from seasoned comedians and actors Ed Helms and Leslie Mann are entertaining … Continue reading These filmmakers should take a Vacation

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Wits FC seals the deal

Wits FC will play in their first-ever Varsity Football semi-final after they walked away with a 2-1 win over Walter Sisulu (WSU) at home on Monday. An elated Wits coach Karabo Mogudi expressed that while he was happy for the team, it has been a stressful week for them. “Every coach and team wants to win matches, and we are peaking at the right time, … Continue reading Wits FC seals the deal

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Luister documentary causing a storm

A documentary exploring racism and the language barrier experienced by non-Afrikaans students at Stellenbosch University is causing widespread debate from within the university itself to politicians in parliament. Last week, student organisation Open Stellenbosch, together with Contraband Cape Town, released the short documentary Luister. The documentary explores racism and the language barrier experienced by non-Afrikaans students at Stellenbosch University. Stellenbosch University’s relations manager Wim de Villiers … Continue reading Luister documentary causing a storm

Witsies uncover new dinosaur species in South Africa

A NEW species of dinosaur, the Rain Lizard, discovered in the Free State by a Wits team has revealed an exciting new picture of dinosaur development in South Africa. Wits PhD student Blair McPhee, described it as a new species after he and Dr Jonah Choiniere, from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits University, worked with a team unravelling the mysteries of the ancient creature. … Continue reading Witsies uncover new dinosaur species in South Africa

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No support for Wits football team

With a capacity for 5 000 people, the Bidvest stadium has been barely filled during the past two home games, reaching a peak of about 300 fans, this despite over 2 000 free tickets handed out at lunch times before the pre-match week. A planned beer garden to drum up excitement for the Wits football team has been cancelled due to time constraints and a … Continue reading No support for Wits football team

Project W’s Driving Support

Project W will be raffling off a new car to raise over R500 000 funds for students who owe outstanding fees, a move reminiscent of the SRC’s #1million1month campaign at the beginning of the year. Project W aims to raise the funds for over 1 000 students with unsettled fees with the raffle to be held Friday, August 21. Entrants stand the chance to drive away … Continue reading Project W’s Driving Support

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Theatre Review: Sister Act

IF YOU grew up in the 90’s chances are you either saw the Saturday night movie on SABC 3 or if you were in a class and your teacher decided to give you a break by watching a movie, you have seen the film Sister Act. Multi-award-winning South African director and writer, Janice Honeyman, directs the South African version of the hit musical, based on … Continue reading Theatre Review: Sister Act

DJ Sbu arrested for drunk driving

The former Metro FM host was arrested this weekend for drunk driving and released on bail. A court date has not yet been confirmed. Controversial former Metro FM radio personality DJ Sbusisio Leope was arrested for drunk driving this weekend and released on R1 500 bail. The former DJ will only make his first appearance in court when the police receive his blood test results. … Continue reading DJ Sbu arrested for drunk driving

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“Cyber Guitarist” and crew to rock Great Hall

Three cities concert with “cyber-guitarist” and Wits music lecturer to rock the Great Hall on 28 April. Three cities, three musicians, one Great Hall. Wits music lecturer and “cyber guitarist”, Jonathan Crossley, will unite with New York based drummer, Lukas Ligeti and Capetonian drummer, Jonno Sweetman for a performance of epic proportions in the Great Hall on Tuesday, 28 April. In the hopes of duplicating … Continue reading “Cyber Guitarist” and crew to rock Great Hall

These Are The Faces of Increased Transportation Costs

Johannesburg, South Africa Whether it is fuel price increases or new taxes, it is understandable that costs in the transportation sector have increased. Faced with unavoidable costs, transporters have seen no choice but to increase their prices to transport goods. However, increasing costs are not without consequences. Those who already cannot afford a simple loaf of bread have to suffer even more when costs go … Continue reading These Are The Faces of Increased Transportation Costs

Netflix Wants to Kill Caps

“I’m capped”. A term that many South Africans have had to deal with since the launch of ADSL in the late 1990s. Even though in the past few years there has been a decrease in the price of data and uncapped bundles on fixed line networks, most South Africans still rely on “capped” internet data, as prices still remain high. The launch of higher bandwidth … Continue reading Netflix Wants to Kill Caps

Going down the deep web [feature]

When David Brown clicked on a link that people were talking about on a forum, he did not realise the shock that he was about to put himself through. As a 3rd year video game designer at Wits, he is well educated on the subject of the workings of the internet, but he found out that no matter how much you know, there is always … Continue reading Going down the deep web [feature]

Infographic: Where will the Springboks play their first matches?

The Springboks are ready to take on the Rugby World Cup 2015. They will be playing in venues that are usually the hallowed ground of football fanatics. In the past few months, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the use of these grounds. Football critics are worried about the damage 22 heavy-set men will cause to the pristine football pitches. Continue reading Infographic: Where will the Springboks play their first matches?