#Witsie4Life Storytelling Series
Wits Alumni Relations presents the #Witsie4Life storytelling series, shining a light on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Celebrate our journey towards the Wits Centenary in 2022.
A dentist by day and multi-talented musician by night, Dr Rawhani is a maverick in his own right. Watch here, how he and other Wits alumni reflect on what #Witsie4Life means to them in their daily lives.
A South African national treasure and a proud #Witsie4Life. Bruce Fordyce is an inspiration to us all, as an athlete as well as an academic. He is the true testament of pushing one’s boundaries. View video here.
From Braamfontein to Boston, Dr. Martin Colman and his wife, Elinor, continue to inspire fellow alumni with the #Witsie4Life ethic. Watch how Martin, Elinor and other stellar alumni continue to inspire by their legacy.
Becoming a medical doctor against all odds, Khalid Ismail attended Wits in the 60s & has been a proud #Witsie4Life alumnus ever since. So much so that his five children all obtained their MBBCh degrees at Wits. Watch the Ismail family in the video. Ramadan Mubarak.
It’s not often you get Queen Elizabeth II and Bruce Fordyce into a room together. Unsurprisingly, the Queen knows exactly who Bruce is. Watch Bruce reminisce about their chat. Happy Birthday, Your Majesty.
This World Book Day we celebrate a stellar alumna who has been on the Wits campus for more than 40 years. Kathy Munro owns an impressive private library with more than 17 000 books. Marvel at this #Witsie4Life and her husband Keith's collection.
Zameer Dada wants to follow in his grandfather and mother’s footsteps to become a #Witsie4Life. Dr Khalid Ismail qualified in the 60s and his mom in the 90s, together with her four siblings. Watch this family weigh in on the Ismail legacy. Happy Freedom Day.
This generation of Wits alumni owes much to the past. They are also potential parents of the future. This Mother’s Day, check out entrepreneurs from the fields of dramatic art, engineering and cosmetic dentistry as they acknowledge their roots in these #Witsie4Life stories.
Bruce Fordyce is renowned for his sporting achievements but he is also a #Witsie4Life alumnus with an honours degree in Anthropology and an Honorary Doctorate. Watch this video to see how Bruce's academic prowess and family helped him stay grounded throughout his stellar career.