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Webinar: A Quest to Save the "World's Lungs"

When: Tuesday, 28 June 2022 - Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Where: Online Event
Start time:17:00


Wits Profs Kurt Sartorius and Wayne Van Zijl are set to paddle 1100km down the Amazon's Madeira River to raise awareness and funding to combat climate change

On Friday 1 July 2022, 73-year-old senior accounting professor at Wits, Kurt Sartorius, his son Benn and associate professor Wayne van Zijl will embark on a month-long expedition to the Amazon Rainforest and will paddle 1 100km down the Rio Madeira, a southern tributary of the great Amazon River.

The aim behind the expedition is to create a long-term accountancy SA climate change initiative by inspiring the commitment of corporate SA to fund a reforestation project in the Brazilian Amazon as well as pioneer a new genre of climate reporting in integrated annual reports. 

The Wits School of Accountancy in partnership with SAICA would like to invite you to
an online webinar in which the details of this expedition are outlined and the
importance of this climate change initiative is highlighted.

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Webinar: What does the 2022/23 budget tell us about Government’s economic policy priorities?

When: Thursday, 24 February 2022 - Thursday, 24 February 2022
Start time:18:00


Join us for this post-budget2022 discussion.

The Wits Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, Professor Imraan Valodia will be joined by the Finance Minister, Mr Enoch Godongwana, to discuss the 2022/23 budget and what it says about government's economic priorities. Register for the free webinar, which takes place at 18:00 on 24 February 2022.

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When: Saturday, 23 April 2022 - Saturday, 23 April 2022
Library Lawns
Start time:9:00


The University of the Witwatersrand is pleased to invite you to participate in a stage-crossing ceremony to be hosted on Saturday, 23 April 2022.

We understand that attending a graduation ceremony is a major life event and that like many other graduands, you were disappointed at not being able to attend a live, in-person event, as a result of the restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 regulations. Universities across South Africa and around the world, including Wits, conferred degrees, diplomas, and certificates in absentia during virtual graduation ceremonies. 

However, given the lowering of lockdown levels, we would like to provide you and other graduands who were unable to participate in in-person graduation ceremonies in December 2021 due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the opportunity to experience a stage-crossing event to celebrate your graduation. 

The ceremony will be hosted for health and safety reasons in an open-air, well-ventilated marquee on the Library Lawns. The event will be conducted in line with government regulations and Wits’ COVID-19 protocols. Each graduand will be permitted to bring along two guests only. Children will not be allowed. 

We would like to enquire if you wish to attend a stage-crossing ceremony which will be scheduled in two dedicated sessions as follows: 

CLM Faculty - Morning session - 9am -12pm

Please indicate if you would like to participate in a stage-crossing ceremony by completing the form in the link below no later than Friday, 18 March 2022. Click here: WITS UNIVERSITY STAGE-CROSSING CEREMONIES APRIL 2022 in order to complete the form. Alternatively click here: ( 

More information will be made available at once we have ascertained how many graduates wish to participate in the stage-crossing ceremonies. 

Graduands who for religious reasons will not be able to attend must please inform the Examinations and Graduations Office (EGO) in order for you to make arrangements to be allocated to a planned stage crossing ceremony in July 2022. 

With best wishes 

Ms Carol Crosley 

University Registrar 

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