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In this week's episode, Wits student Harry Saner makes history at the 2024 Paris Olympics as South Africa's first Olympic fencer since 2008, and PhD student Pedro Ornelas wins the John Kiel Scholarship. Students and staff from the Kelvin-Alexandra-Frankenwald City Studio address socio-spatial challenges in Alex and Bath Spa University funds a three-year scheme to support strategic university collaboration. Wits Chancellor Dr Judy Dlamini hosted a seminar on the global digital success of a start-up. Read more at


Wits 2033: The Leading Edge of the Global South

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg has for the past century stood proudly in the heart of South Africa’s, and the continent’s, most dynamic city. As the University enters its next century, it will expand its role as a leader that shapes society locally and globally. Wits will be the ‘leading edge’ as the foremost research-intensive university in the Global South bridging the world’s divides using our location in Johannesburg to act as an interlocutor between the Global South and North, and being driven by our motto, Scientia et Labore.

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