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Prof. Ashraf Coovadia and his team at the Empilweni Services and Research Unit showcase HIV treatment throughout the life cycle - babies, teens, and adults - at the World AIDS Day event now on at the Adler Museum of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits.The programme runs until 20:30 this evening. The Through Positive Eyes photographic exhibition remains until 31 January 2017. [...
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HIV Treatment through the lifecycle

Empilweni Services and Research Unit address issues pertaining to HIV infected and HIV-exposed infants, children and adolescence.

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Wits ranks 8th among top 300 institutions in @timeshighered BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2017

Says Phil Baty, editor, Times Higher Education World University Rankings: "It is no easy task to appear in the 2017 BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings… We only rank the very best universities from this cohort so to make the top 300 list is a great achievement in itself and University of the...
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2016-12 - Wits excels in THE BRICS rankings - Wits University

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WORLD AIDS DAY ART, STORIES AND RESEARCH AT THE ADLER MUSEUM OF MEDICINE

Today the Adler Museum of Medicine in Wits Health Sciences hosts a programme of events for World AIDS Day. Browse the photographic exhibition "Through Positive Eyes". Meet Zola Myakayaka (pictured left) who manages a study that empowers young women in rural SA to self-test for HIV. Explore the Soweto Sex Project and...
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STUDENTS WALK THE TALK IN AID OF OTHER STUDENTS
The Feet4Fees campaign/walk will see 15 Witsies and several ambassadors (hikers) walk 1000km from Wits University to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth. The walk begins at the Great Hall on 1 December 2016 and ends in Port Elizabeth on 20 December 2016. Join the kick-off event on the Great Hall piazza on Thursday 1...
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A new Wits-Sonke study reveals the levels of violence against women in Diepsloot represent a state of emergency. Of the 2 600 men interviewed, 56% reported they have either raped or beaten a woman in the last year. The researchers have called for immediate action from government. [ Wits.ac.za Link ]

2016-11 - Levels of violence against women in Diepsloop represent a state of emergency - Wits University

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Medical anthropologist Prof.Lenore Manderson has won a hat trick of accolades, earning a National Research Foundation A-rating, election to the Academy of Science SA and winning the Career Achievement award from the Society of Medical Anthropology in the USA, all within the last three months.@LenoreManderson
That first echo: New paper highlights Wits' contributions to the development of radar in SA.

Dr Brian Austin, Wits alumnus and former staff member of the Wits School of Electrical and Information Engineering, researched and wrote the paper, titled: On the Development of Radar in South Africa and Its Use in the Second World War. It relates the first radar echo that was received in South Africa...
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2016-11 - On that first blimp - Wits University

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Wits School of Arts' Gabi Ngcobo appointed as curator of Berlin Biennale. The Fine Arts lecturer will head the 10th Biennale taking place in Germany next year.
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2016-11 - Wits’ Gabi Ngcobo to curate Berlin Biennale - Wits University

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‘Ace of the IT industry’ @BarryDwolatzky awarded with @IITPSA Distinguished Service in ICT award. Congratulations, Prof. Barry! @JCSE_at_Wits @ITHubSA #ICTAwardsSa

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2016-11 - Big award for ‘ace of the IT industry’ - Wits University

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National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications close 30 November 2016.
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Statement from Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Adam Habib:

Ms Nomboniso Gasa yesterday provided me with her report on her investigation into the manner in which the University and its various structures handled a complaint of rape, and her recommendations on what measures the University might take to address any lapses on its part. She went...
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The three Witsies, Professors Christopher Henshilwood, Christopher Mathew and Lynn Morris, are part of a list of 3 087 Highly Cited Researchers from all over the world, hailed for their groundbreaking research in their different disciplines.

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Three giants of indigenous African music are set to stage a memorable FREE concert at Wits Theatre: [ Wits.ac.za Link ]

Multi-award-winning South African musician Dizu Plaatjies, Senegalese Kora maestro Noumoucounda Cissokho and prolific Durban musician Bavikile “MaBhengu” Ngema, will showcase traditional African instruments at the event dubbed “Traditional Instruments Concert”.
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This Saturday, join Wits Art Museum for the last WAM Talkabout on #Battiss with Warren Siebrits and Jack Ginsberg. No booking required.

WAM Talkabout - Walter Battiss: "I invented myself"

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11 plays. 11 performers. 9 days of thought-provoking theatre.
#SoSolo2016 kicks off tomorrow with a line-up of note for an inspiring 3rd season.
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Book online at or purchase your tickets from the Wits Theatre Box Office.
Second exam sitting application - [ Wits.ac.za Link ]

The process to apply for the second sitting is as follows:
1. Click on this [ Wits.ac.za Link ]

2. Click on the application form for second examination sitting and fill in the details

3. Attach supporting documents (if applicable)

4. Click ‘Submit’ and the form will be emailed to your Faculty. Faculties will communicate directly with...
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Wits marks International Transgender Day of Remembrance with a pledge in support of transgender members of the University community: [ Wits.ac.za Link ]

Today, the Wits Transformation and Employment Equity Office will host an information table at the Solomon Mahlangu House Concourse from 1-2pm to distribute information on transgender identities.
Show your support by coming to the table or...
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STATEMENT: The University has committed to a zero tolerance approach to sexual violence and harassment.

The University received a complaint about an alleged rape at the Wits Junction residence complex recently. The matter is being investigated by the Gender Equity Office (GEO) in line with the University’s Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault and Rape Policy.

The University has worked with...
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Professor Ebrahim Momoniat awarded Vice-Chancellor's Research Award for 2016

Professor Ebrahim Momoniat is the Assistant Dean of Research and Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Science, and is from the School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award is the University’s most prestigious award for research. The purpose of the award is to stimulate research...
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