Prishani Naidoo is a writer, researcher and lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Wits University. She is co-editor of the New South African Review and author of a number of academic and popular essays on a wide range of issues. Before joining Wits, she co-founded the research collective RED (Research and Education in Development). She has a long history of activism, beginning in the early 1990s, when she joined the ANC western areas branch in Durban. She has a BA with majors in sociology and English, and an honours degree in comparative literature. After university, Naidoo, along with others, helped found the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) in Joburg. She was awarded her PhD in 2011, focused on struggles for basic services in post-apartheid SA.
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18 June 2013
A Wits PhD student is the leader of an IUCN study with alarming findings about vulnerable species.
14 June 2013
Changes are happening so fast that plants, animals, and perhaps even human civilisations can't possibly adapt.
13 June 2013
Internationally acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge will be presenting five public lectures at Wits Theatre.
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18 June 2013
The finalists for the prestigious 2012/13 NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards have been announced and Wits University is proud to congratulate the below who have been recognised for making an outstanding contribution to Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) in South Africa. The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) and the Minister of Science and Technology will be announcing the winners on 27 June 2013 in Gauteng.
12 June 2013
Professor Adam Habib no sooner joined Wits as Vice-Chancellor designate on 1 March 2013 than he was being introduced to Wits alumni in the United States of America by outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Loyiso Nongxa at alumni reunions held in Boston on 7 March, New York City on 12 March and Washington DC on 14 March.
10 June 2013
The disruption of a piano recital on campus on 12 March 2013 and the subsequent convening of a disciplinary hearing sparked a storm of controversy both within and outside the University community. Eleven students, nine of them SRC members, have been charged for a possible contravention of the University’s code of conduct relating to the disruption of the recital of Israeli-born Mr Yossi Reshef, from Germany. External Senior Counsel has been appointed to chair the hearing, which has been postponed to 18 July 2013.