Forty years on, the bridge is solid
Civil Engineering Class of 1978 – 40 Year Reunion Dinner
Alumni in the news January 2019
The price of struggle and rapid change
How an idea travelled from Wits to the US South
Alumni in the news November 2018
Round-up of newsmakers and ideas
Wits has a job for its elders
Founders' Tea 2018
Witsie fights the stigma of mental illness
Merryl Hammond shares her experience of bipolar disorder
Survivors speak across the years
Alumni in the news
A round-up of Witsies making the news in October 2018
Witsies in the news September 2018
Be inspired by the September round-up of appointments, achievements, awards and ideas
Boat Club honours alumni
New boats named for rowing greats
Alumni in the news August 2018
Be inspired by the Witsies in the August round-up of appointments, achievements, awards and ideas
Writers revisit formative times
Alumni networking event with authors Niq Mhlongo and Nthikeng Mohlele
Alumni in the news July 2018
Be inspired by the Witsies in the July round-up of appointments, achievements, awards and ideas
New Wits Chancellor announced
Dr Judy Dlamini has been elected the next Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand
Lifetimes in law
What happened to Nelson Mandela's law classmates?
If this is retirement...
Witsie Kathy Munro is a heritage champion with an amazing collection of books
Alumni in the news June 2018
Witsie achievements this month
Remembering a legal battle to the death
Taking the fat fight further
Made of the right stuff
Wits alumni in the news
Be inspired by the amazing Witsies in the May round-up of appointments, achievements, awards and ideas
Open wide and explore
Dr Geoffrey Sperber shares a lifetime of learning
Pleasure in form
There's a piece of the artist in every shape that Dr Laurence Chait creates
Creative power and patient work
A medical man shares his hobbies, where discipline is rewarded by beauty
A crucial curve
Wits alumnus Professor Colin Caro explains why helical stents can change lives – and why, at 92, he still has much to do
An evening with the future
Alumni networking event
Health Sciences alumni visit Wits to build bridges
Carnegie-Wits Alumni Diaspora Programme, Faculty of Health Sciences
Appointments, achievements and more in April 2018
Remembering Bosman and Mynhardt
Has Wits achieved the aged look that the author Herman Charles Bosman thought it should have? Revisit his work in an old favourite from Wits University Press.
Bang on time
A water wake-up call
Dream run for Wits Rugby
"One got the feeling that anything was possible"
Alumni in the news
Every day is precious
Alumni were privileged to share a discussion about breast cancer with Lauren Segal and Professor Vinay Sharma at the Wits Club on 15 March 2018.
Tshemba Foundation completes a circle
Volunteers bring their medical skills to rural area
Learning in a post-truth world
Educators are grappling with the exciting, chaotic, fast-moving era we live in, says Dr Conrad Hughes
Witsie’s gift of life
Wits alumnus Reabetswe Khumbane, 23, registered as a bone marrow donor on campus and soon had the opportunity to give a great gift
Witsies in the news
Appointments, awards, achievements and articles, February 2018
Let fly without fear
A man of rare courage
A lifetime of construction
Freedom to study with dignity
Witsie newsmakers in January 2018
Achievements, appointments and awards in brief
Varsity Kudus tough out the heat wave
Witsie family: Meet the Faits
Wits Business School highlights
Honorary degrees December 2017
Facts about Wits
Ideas on the edge
Research, news, opinions, interesting people and inspiring initiatives
Help a student
There are a few ways you can help a student succeed:
News about Witsies
Dip in for news, radio interviews, video clips and inspiration!
Update your details
Good news and inspiration at Founders’ Tea
Recent alumni networking events
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Digital business: where to play
At an alumni networking event, guest speaker Professor Brian Armstrong shared his insight into the opportunities at our doorstep
Alumni networking event with Musa Kalenga
Inspiration for young people in business
'Time is precious'
Advice from a long-time Witsie, Professor Desmond Cole
Madonsela biography raises thousands for students
Alumni show their support at networking event
Distinguished historian passes away
Professor Philip Bonner was associated with Wits University for over four decades
Ernestmen’s 50 years of excellence
Ernest Oppenheimer Hall celebrates its golden jubilee this year
Central Block renamed in honour of Robert Sobukwe
PAC leader was a Wits alumnus and teacher
Wits alumni excel at NRF awards
Congratulations to our Wits alumni and researchers on their National Research Foundation awards
Health Sciences reunion 2017
The annual Health Sciences Reunion was held in September and the Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th year since graduating.
From invisible to invincible
Guest speaker Frank Magwegwe talked about life's obstacles when he addressed an alumni networking event on 7 September.
King Kong: the Wits connection
An idea achieved by pooling resources
What really counts
Three outstanding Witsies in financial services talk about their journeys and what success means to them
Keeping Witsies posted
Dentist, stamp collector and videographer Les Glassman talks about representing Wits in Israel
Taking stock in a refresher course
Experienced practitioner revisits government communications programme
New career route for taxi operators
Wits School of Governance offers certificate for public transport operators
Strength in the mix
Book marks 40 years of growth for Witsie-founded engineering firm
Senior bank appointment for Witsie
Actuarial science graduate heads group treasury
Hand of applause
International award for Wits surgeons
HIV researcher receives Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship
Award will be used to work on new method to prevent HIV infection in women
World-class isotope lab opens at Wits
Facility for high-precision experiments in geosciences, medicine and palaeosciences
Advances in cancer treatment
New hope for patients of some common cancers
Hunting for clues
A new way to identify ancient residues
Another mosquito to manage
Different species found to carry malaria
Seen from above
Perspective can bring calm
Honour for Fanaroff
US award for work on SKA Radio Telescope
Order of Mapungubwe for electrical engineer
National honour for contribution to science
Recharged after science gathering
Chemistry postgraduate meets Nobel laureates
Witsie heads church health ministries
Oversees hundreds of health facilities worldwide
Molecular biology on the move
Young researcher recognised for work on agricultural pests
Human Rights Commissioner receives international award
Ameermia honoured for leadership and integrity
The art of grassland management
A controlled veld burn shows us what we need to protect
Young Witsies making their mark
More than 25 Witsies are included in this year’s Mail & Guardian list for the most notable young South Africans under the age of 35.
WITSReview wins international award
Alumni magazine judged to be “gorgeous and substantial”
School science should be fun
Making the engineering connection
Christine Dixie in Venice
Artwork questions ideas about power and representation
Boost for student food programme
Wits alumni have donated a quarter of a million rand to the Wits Food Programme
Civil engineers keep it clean
What goes around comes around as a business
Budgets in hindsight
The “dismal science” (economics) isn’t so bad when you win money for being good at it.
Learning to be an entrepreneur
Born or made?
A place in the sun
Student friendship matures into business team
Rulers of the growling stomach
Kota Kings serve up some advice for starters
Witsies in business: DocFox and TopDog
Software meets finance, law and education
Light on our past
Exciting findings from the Rising Star cave system
Recent books by and about Witsies
Learn a language
Courses can be tailor-made
Reflections, speeches and interviews
Keep on learning
Wits Plus mid-year applications are open
Pillow fight 2017
You snooze, you lose out on the traditional fun!
Wits Sport conference venues
Learn more about our venues and facilities
Guiding girls’ lives
Reflections of a school leader
'We cannot leave people behind'
Top CEO challenges business leaders as he accepts US award for sustained international excellence
Bidvest Wits take PSL title
Clever Boys win league for the first time
Khanya College: calling alumni
30 years of education for liberation
A space for the arts
What are so many Witsies doing at the Centre for the Less Good Idea?
Harold "Smoky" Simon and Mike Tetley share their life stories
Details of these events will be communicated closer to the time.
Powering to our future
Mining in space
The life of artworks
Wits Art Museum has an exciting line-up for the year
Alumni networking event with Thuli Madonsela
A leader with integrity
Wits alumni achievements, appointments and news
Back to the future of mining
There’s still gold in them thar hills…
Time’s most influential
Wits alumna Professor Glenda Gray (MBBCh 1986) has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world, on Time magazine’s annual list.
Wits in global top 10 for two subject areas
Wits excelled in two subject areas in a recent global ranking.
120 years of mining engineering
Wits owes its existence to mining.
Honorary doctorates reflect Wits’ values
Wits University recently conferred honorary doctorates on a group of outstanding people.
Vice-Chancellor’s contract renewed
The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand, Professor Adam Habib, has been appointed for a second term.
Great start to 2017
Wits University has started the new year on a positive note.
Hope for maths teaching
School maths added to the general mood of public worry in 2016. But there was a plus.
Life lessons of a business achiever
How do you get from a small South African town to the CEO’s office in a Fortune 500 company? By looking for the good in people.
Obituary: Judith Mason
The artist Judith Mason (BA FA 1961) died in December 2016 in White River.
The value of a Wits qualification
What should you be able to accomplish as a result of studying at Wits?
Origins Centre new wing
A new space opens for Wits treasures
Diabetes at 212 degrees: a call for action
About 415-million people worldwide have diabetes – and almost half don’t know they have it. The consequences can be devastating.
The face of Ancient Greece
Wits links the past and present again, giving an identity to the dead.
Pushing back suffering
Medical alumni continue to advance frontiers
Fresh look at biofuels
Engineers cut out an unnecessary step
Help a student
Change futures – your own included
A new year, a new skill. Consider taking a course to keep your Wits edge.
The cog, the book and the kudu
A hidden message in the Wits coat of arms? Hmm…
The city’s green veins
Two Witsies are doing what they can to preserve and share our natural environment
Take a walk
Stories of South Africa, at a human pace
Wits Fitness and Wellness Centre
Great value for alumni: gym on campus for only R250 a month!
Achievers and appointments
Thomas Bothwell (1926–2016)
Thomas Hamilton Bothwell, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand, died in Bergvliet.
Feet4Fees fundraising walk
Higher education in turmoil
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The Academic Citizen podcasts
Student fees protest at Wits
How should science teaching change?
Speed dating the civil (eng) way
Recent books by alumni
Fiction, history, popular science – it’s all there in our alumni bookshelf
Wits University shines in global academic rankings
Cryptic clue in evolutionary puzzle
Can a dog smell a puff adder? If not, why not?
A job for dogs
Expert animal trainer Shannon McKay (BSc Hons 2011, MSc 2014) trained the dogs that were used in Wits research into puffadders’ chemical camouflage.
Cancer: a cure by 2020?
How should we fund higher education? As the Heher Commission deliberates on submissions made and students consider their position, the debate continues.
Wits tops global research rankings in Africa
An increase in Wits’ research output has paid off with an improvement in the University’s global ranking.
Women in science
Alumni Prof Lyn Wadley and Dr Nicole de Wet have received South African Women in Science awards.
Fun and games at Wits
Digital or human, there are all kinds of characters on campus.
Battiss at WAM
Bring the kids and make art!
From Boat Club to Brazil
Wits rowing star Colleen Orsmond (BCom 1995) was the Sport Manager for rowing at the Rio Olympic Games.
New US Representative for Wits
Alumni in America, meet Nooshin Erfani-Ghadimi.
Upgrade your skills
Wits Plus, the Centre for Part-Time Studies, offers working professionals a unique opportunity to upgrade their qualifications and improve their skills profile.