Be inspired by the amazing Witsies in the May round-up of appointments, achievements, awards and ideas
Dr Geoffrey Sperber shares a lifetime of learning
There's a piece of the artist in every shape that Dr Laurence Chait creates
A medical man shares his hobbies, where discipline is rewarded by beauty
Wits alumnus Professor Colin Caro explains why helical stents can change lives – and why, at 92, he still has much to do
Alumni networking event
Carnegie-Wits Alumni Diaspora Programme, Faculty of Health Sciences
Appointments, achievements and more in April 2018
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.
A water wake-up call
"One got the feeling that anything was possible"
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.
Volunteers bring their medical skills to rural area
Educators are grappling with the exciting, chaotic, fast-moving era we live in, says Dr Conrad Hughes
Wits alumnus Reabetswe Khumbane, 23, registered as a bone marrow donor on campus and soon had the opportunity to give a great gift
Appointments, awards, achievements and articles, February 2018
Achievements, appointments and awards in brief
Research, news, opinions, interesting people and inspiring initiatives
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At an alumni networking event, guest speaker Professor Brian Armstrong shared his insight into the opportunities at our doorstep
Inspiration for young people in business
Advice from a long-time Witsie, Professor Desmond Cole
Alumni show their support at networking event
Professor Philip Bonner was associated with Wits University for over four decades
Ernest Oppenheimer Hall celebrates its golden jubilee this year
PAC leader was a Wits alumnus and teacher
Congratulations to our Wits alumni and researchers on their National Research Foundation awards
The annual Health Sciences Reunion was held in September and the Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th year since graduating.
Guest speaker Frank Magwegwe talked about life's obstacles when he addressed an alumni networking event on 7 September.
An idea achieved by pooling resources
Three outstanding Witsies in financial services talk about their journeys and what success means to them
Dentist, stamp collector and videographer Les Glassman talks about representing Wits in Israel
Experienced practitioner revisits government communications programme
Wits School of Governance offers certificate for public transport operators
Book marks 40 years of growth for Witsie-founded engineering firm
Actuarial science graduate heads group treasury
International award for Wits surgeons
Award will be used to work on new method to prevent HIV infection in women
Facility for high-precision experiments in geosciences, medicine and palaeosciences
New hope for patients of some common cancers
A new way to identify ancient residues
Different species found to carry malaria
Perspective can bring calm
US award for work on SKA Radio Telescope
National honour for contribution to science
Chemistry postgraduate meets Nobel laureates
Oversees hundreds of health facilities worldwide
Young researcher recognised for work on agricultural pests
Ameermia honoured for leadership and integrity
A controlled veld burn shows us what we need to protect
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.
Alumni magazine judged to be “gorgeous and substantial”
Making the engineering connection
Artwork questions ideas about power and representation
Wits alumni have donated a quarter of a million rand to the Wits Food Programme
What goes around comes around as a business
The “dismal science” (economics) isn’t so bad when you win money for being good at it.
Born or made?
Student friendship matures into business team
Kota Kings serve up some advice for starters
Software meets finance, law and education
Exciting findings from the Rising Star cave system
Recent books by and about Witsies
Courses can be tailor-made
Reflections, speeches and interviews
Wits Plus mid-year applications are open
You snooze, you lose out on the traditional fun!
Learn more about our venues and facilities
Reflections of a school leader
Top CEO challenges business leaders as he accepts US award for sustained international excellence
Clever Boys win league for the first time
30 years of education for liberation
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.
Mining in space
Wits Art Museum has an exciting line-up for the year
A leader with integrity
Wits alumni achievements, appointments and news
There’s still gold in them thar hills…
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 excelled in two subject areas in a recent global ranking.
Wits owes its existence to mining.
Wits University recently conferred honorary doctorates on a group of outstanding people.
The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand, Professor Adam Habib, has been appointed for a second term.
Wits University has started the new year on a positive note.
School maths added to the general mood of public worry in 2016. But there was a plus.
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.
The artist Judith Mason (BA FA 1961) died in December 2016 in White River.
What should you be able to accomplish as a result of studying at Wits?
A new space opens for Wits treasures
About 415-million people worldwide have diabetes – and almost half don’t know they have it. The consequences can be devastating.
Wits links the past and present again, giving an identity to the dead.
Medical alumni continue to advance frontiers
Engineers cut out an unnecessary step
Change futures – your own included
A new year, a new skill. Consider taking a course to keep your Wits edge.
A hidden message in the Wits coat of arms? Hmm…
Two Witsies are doing what they can to preserve and share our natural environment
Stories of South Africa, at a human pace
Great value for alumni: gym on campus for only R250 a month!
Thomas Hamilton Bothwell, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand, died in Bergvliet.
Fiction, history, popular science – it’s all there in our alumni bookshelf
Can a dog smell a puff adder? If not, why not?
Expert animal trainer Shannon McKay (BSc Hons 2011, MSc 2014) trained the dogs that were used in Wits research into puffadders’ chemical camouflage.
How should we fund higher education? As the Heher Commission deliberates on submissions made and students consider their position, the debate continues.
An increase in Wits’ research output has paid off with an improvement in the University’s global ranking.
Alumni Prof Lyn Wadley and Dr Nicole de Wet have received South African Women in Science awards.
Digital or human, there are all kinds of characters on campus.
Bring the kids and make art!
Wits rowing star Colleen Orsmond (BCom 1995) was the Sport Manager for rowing at the Rio Olympic Games.
Alumni in America, meet Nooshin Erfani-Ghadimi.
Wits Plus, the Centre for Part-Time Studies, offers working professionals a unique opportunity to upgrade their qualifications and improve their skills profile.