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Warning against scam phone calls

- Wits University

University warns students against anonymous calls, threatening students with expulsion.

ANONYMOUS CALLS TO STUDENTS

It has come to our notice that anonymous calls purporting to be from the University are being made to students, threatening them with expulsion. Please note that the University does not make anonymous calls to students regarding their academic status. University officials will identify themselves to students and will usually invite a student to a discussion on any issue pertaining to academic matters.

FREE MOBILE DATA TO HELP STUDENTS STUDY

The four major mobile operators in South Africa – Telkom, Cell C, Vodacom and MTN have agreed to provide mobile data services for students to access academic material until the end of the year. Telkom and Vodacom are active and MTN and Cell C should be activated shortly.

How does it work?

Students with a mobile prepaid or post-paid SIM card will be allowed to access selected Wits websites, Sakai and e-learning sites without paying for data consumption. The service is free within the borders of South Africa. Any roaming charges will have to be paid for by the subscriber (student). The network will log and monitor the data usage and report on it but will not charge the user or the University for the use.

Which sites can students access without paying?

Students will not pay for access to the following sites:

Sakai - LMS                                                                      https://cle.wits.ac.za

Library                                                                              https://www.wits.ac.za/library/

Library resources                                                            https://innopac.wits.ac.za  

MyWits                                                                            https://www.wits.ac.za/mywits/

Bus timetable                                                                  http://www.witsbus.co.za

Password reset registration                                          https://passwordregistration.wits.ac.za

Password reset                                                                https://passwordreset.wits.ac.za

Self-service for students                                       https://self-service.wits.ac.za/

Wits dining                                                                      https://witsapps.wits.ac.za/witsdining/

School of Therapeutic Sciences - LMS                          http://stselearning.health.wits.ac.za/moodle

The Wits My Labs Plus Educations Service has also just been added to the list of URLs for which students won’t pay.

 

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