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Recent alumni networking events

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  • Several hundred Wits Founders visited campus on 30 November for the annual Founders’ Tea hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Adam Habib. The guest speaker was Save SA leader and businessman Sipho Pityana; environmental scientist Simon Gear acted as Master of Ceremonies. See photos here.
  • Social media law expert Emma Sadleir (BA 2006, LLB 2008) gave alumni and students some vital tips about protecting their privacy and reputation in the digital world. Her new book is an “online survival guide” for teenagers.
  • Youth development worker and sociologist Sharlene Swartz (BSc 1990) posed some challenging questions about social restitution – what each one of us can do to put South Africa right. Watch the video.
  • Financial planner Frank Magwegwe (BSc 1997, BSc Hons 1998) spoke about overcoming obstacles. His own life journey has taken him from selling vegetables on the street to corporate success, entrepreneurship and active citizenship.
  • Journalist and activist Thandeka Gqubule donated the proceeds of sales of her book, “No Longer Whispering to Power”, a biography of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, at a networking event at the Wits Club.
  • Dr Brian Armstrong, Professor of Digital Business at Wits Business School, shared his insight into the opportunities that technology offers.
  • Musa Kalenga spoke about his book Ladders & Trampolines: Anecdotes and Observations From a Contemporary Young African Marketer.
  • Ernest Oppenheimer Hall celebrated its golden jubilee with a sports and health day and a formal dinner. See the photos here.
  • Men’s Hall of Residence held a reunion to celebrate its 95th anniversary.
  • Health Sciences graduates: the 2017 Alumni Week and HGA Reunion was held from 6-9 September. See the photos here.
  • If you’d like to help keep Witsies connected anywhere in the world, you’ll be inspired by Israel chapter convenor Les Glassman.
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