WR October 2011

Thulisile Madonsela

Alumni News

Protecting the people
As the winds of unemployment, corruption and mismanagement rattle the good ship South Africa, a beacon of hope is visible in the form of the National Planning Commission (NPC).


The Hand that Rocked the Cradle
Wits University researchers have found new evidence suggesting that Australopithecus sediba may be the transitional species between Homo habilis and Homo erectus into which modern humans evolved.

Dame Janet Suzman

At Wits End

One must do what one must do
South African-born Wits alumnus Janet Suzman (BA 1959) was this year appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her contribution to the stage and screen.

Editorial & Letters

Witsies with the edge
The power of student protest
Wrong hop-head
All Witsies have the edge
Inspirational Kennedy's

Book Reviews

Turnaround Management and Corporate Renewal
Metal that will not bend: Metalworkers of South Africa 1980 - 1995

Social Pages

Athletes and alumni hoof it in first Wits³ Road Race
Art and science meet at Origins Centre Life of Bone talk
Durban and Cape Town Alumni remember RFK


Addis, Brian Jeffery (1941 – 2011)
Alexander, William Gwyn (1923 – 2011)
Kemp, Alan Richard (1940 – 2011)
Kort, Hilton Isadore (1946 – 2011)
Laurence, Patrick Leonard (1937 – 2011)
Lewis, Michael ‘Mick’ Robin (1927 – 2011)
Perdikis, Phoebus (1933 – 2011)
Symon, Michael ‘Mickey’ (1926 – 2011)
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