Anticipating a 'second wave'
Covid-19: When and how South Africa should try to prevent or mitigate it.
Covid-19: When and how South Africa should try to prevent or mitigate it.
It is key to continue high-impact non-pharmaceutical interventions that will not impede economic activity, but limit the spread of COVID-19.
The 2020 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will run for one month from 20 October to 20 November 2020.
Journalists need to hold firmly to the ethical standards that assure audiences their work is reliable and credible.
Latest update on infections and university protocols.
Appeal to adhere to safety regulations and preventative protocols.
Africa’s biggest gathering of muckrakers returns.
Answers to queries raised by organised labour and staff members.
Voice of Wits FM marks 10 years of great radio and growth.
Emergency relief measures were operational for six months and are due to end soon. But the impacts of COVID-19 will be felt long after.
Media self-criticism is not just important to improve journalism, it is a political, professional and moral imperative.
When Bilqees Mahomed decided to study the factors that hinder the treatment of mental health, she didn’t anticipate that it would have a ripple effect.
We welcome the news that South Africa will move to national lockdown level 1 from Monday, 21 September 2020.
Digital divides ensure that only 11% of households have access to the internet.
Many political issues in the 2020 US election are domestic. But black resistance to white supremacy has long had global repercussions.
A balancing act between scientific data and health and broader socioeconomic implications is needed when policymakers prioritise interventions and measures.
The experience of the Oxford vaccine and the measures put into place are not unusual. Many phase one and phase two clinical trials have holding rules.
Pasha 80: Fighting the coronavirus can put severe strain on a person’s mental health.
All thanks to a nation-wide project, current and future cohorts of student teachers will be better equipped when they step into the classroom.
Pasha 78: Listen to Professor Shabir Madhi, explaining how the new vaccine trial will work
Wits student, Shudufhadzo Musida is amongst many hopefuls vying for the 2020 Miss SA crown.
Wits Journalism lecturer Dr Nechama Brodie turned her PhD on femicide into a book and won a grant to develop a Homicide Media Tracker based on her research.
Poor populations bore a disproportionately higher burden of poor health.
SA should fire the current Cabinet and set up a national “emergency” one with the best talents in the country prevent it from plunging down the cliff.
When university resources are scarce, building and sustaining equitable research excellence should be paramount.
Wits is top of the class in the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Three South African vice-chancellors paint a post-COVID picture for universities.
Covid-19's lockdown leads maths scores particularly being badly affected but a return to core concepts could be the answer to a pre-pandemic problem.
The time is long past that Pretoria's admonitions of bad behaviour by Zimbabwe's leaders are backed by a credible threat of sanction and punishment.
Women’s extended working days have become normalised, despite the adverse effects on their progression within the labour market and general well-being.
Dr Danai Mupotsa is one of 20 leading change-makers selected by the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE).
Special Report by the Wits School of Accounting on how companies should manage the Covid-19 pandemic.
The third in a series of expert advisories on how to respond to Covid-19 which will be published from time to time by Maverick Citizen.
This is the second of a series of Expert Advisories on how to respond to Covid-19 which will be published from time to time by Maverick Citizen.
This is the first of a series of expert advisories on how to respond to Covid-19 which will be published from time to time by Maverick Citizen.
Investments are starting to help grow the African continent's science preparedness.
The magazine grew to be the largest circulation publication for black readers in South Africa, and expanded to include East and West African editions.
With the onset of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, working and studying remotely have increased the risk of cybercrime.
Witsies, please take care, adhere to social distancing and follow Covid-19 protocols.
Not enough clinical research is being done in Africa. This has repercussions for when interventions become available and effective in high income countries.
Students who are scheduled to return as part of phase 2, will return in mid-July.
Phased return of more academic, professional and support staff and students to campuses.
Dr Jonathan Crossley launches 433 Eros with his band, Deep Spacer, at the 2020 virtual National Arts Festival (vNAF).
SA had to have a hard lockdown because we don’t trust our government. Little since has made us change our minds.
South Africa's public health system has been allocated R21.5 billion more to fight the Covid-19 pandemic but there's no strategy to guide how it should be used.
South Africa will have to prioritise new business, employment and growth based on the current and new domestic and global needs unleashed by Covid-19.
Understand the three things that can make the most difference to easing the lockdown and reopening South Africa with the least risk.
Professor Zeblon Vilakazi appointed as the Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal from 1 January 2021
The first participants in South Africa's first clinical trial for a vaccine against Covid-19 will be vaccinated this week.
Testing and tracing has not been at a level needed to suppress the spread and must now focus on containing opportunities for super-spreading and transmissions.
Young black men are often viewed through a criminal lens. An 11-year-long study of adolescent men in a South African township upends the stereotypes.
Government is steaming ahead with the reopening of schools. This is an overly hasty, ill-considered step for a number of reasons.
Detecting fever requires measuring core body temperature. Screening measures the body's surface temperature.
Students and staff members who have not already done so, must complete the student survey or staff survey before 8pm on Thursday, 11 June 2020.
By identifying the roots of global ills there's an opportunity for coordinated action as countries lay new pathways for a post-Covid world.
The Indian Ocean provides a new way of looking at world history that has been dominated by European accounts.
It is no accident that those leaders who have responded worst to this crisis have been the main sources of countless conspiracy theories and misinformation.
Pasha 66 - The Conversation Africa's podcast series focus on questions arising from the symptoms of people who have contracted the coronavirus.
Self-screening form on the app is for staff members with permits to be on campus, and students who have been invited to return to campus only.
Moeketsi Majoro’s installation as Prime Minister is welcome. But it does not guarantee much needed political stability in an era of complex coalition politics.
New level 3 regulations mark an important strategic shift in the government’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic.
The testing backlog and proposed testing strategies outside hospital settings are threatening patient management and compromising health care workers’ safety.
The most profound change is the accelerated of way in which digital transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution have moved at warp speed.
New initiative provides students with data to access selected URLs through the Wits network.
Statement of Support for Professor Glenda Gray and the Principle of Academic Freedom of Speech.
The four telecommunications companies agree to extend the provision of data to students for another 15 days.
It is not hard to see the roots of 20th century apartheid policies in the legacy of the British settlers.
South Africa should base its COVID-19 mitigation strategy on the premise that the pandemic will last for two years unless a vaccine is developed before then.
Journalists Pieter-Louis Myburgh and Pauli van Wyk took top honours at this year’s Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism Awards.
A reminder to all students and staff about Wits' mental health and wellbeing services that are available to you during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.
Information pertaining to the screening of staff and students entering University campuses and premises.
SA's response to the COVID-19 pandemic was one of 'intervene first and ask questions later'. Now is the time for government say what its strategic endgame is.
A group of Wits Film and TV students scooped the Best Student Film Award for their film, Moya.
Economic distress was the norm for many before the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic is an opportunity to provide an economically secure future for all.
There are lessons for the health sector - the need for more coherent integration is undeniable.
The heavy-handed, top-down approach during the lockdown has not worked; NGOs, coalitions and community networks have.
Given the protracted nature of the risk posed by the COVID-19, this paper seeks to address the need to match health prevention and a viable economy.
These Wits heroes represent just a fraction of the clinical, academic, professional and administrative staff, alumni and students responding to this disaster.
South Africa cannot afford to embark on a strategy of extended periodic lockdowns. It needs to shift to mass testing and contact tracing.
Attempting to defeat these folk theories with science achieved little; the myth busters of the AIDS epidemic talked past those they were trying to convince.
How more restless are those living in prison and confined to a small cell, who are now completely cut off from the outside world and their families?
With Covid-19 and the lockdown there is no room for denial of how large parts of South African society suffer.
Amongst the best in their fields, Wits experts are at the frontlines and behind-the-scenes against COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.
With the world facing a climate emergency, higher education institutions should lead in securing a future for our children.
A retrospective exhibition displays the key works from the life and times of activist and artist Judy Seidman.
An essay by the late Professor Bruce Murray, posthumously published by colleagues, celebrates Wits History Department’s centenary.
Wits University has added a new course to its free, online WitsX/edX learning platform.
South African actors are lobbying government to demand better working conditions and labour protection.
Joseph E. Stiglitz will deliver the keynote address and Mimi Mefo, the Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture.
A rare set of photographs of South Africa's most famous jazz ensemble, the Blue Notes, has added valuable insights to the music archive.
The Southern Ocean, as artists have uncovered, is also a treasure trove of cultural narratives.
The Faculty of Humanities provides the best education in Africa, according to a global survey zooming in on the work of leading universities across the globe.
Associate Professor, Bronwyn Law-Viljoen has been awarded the 2018 Olive Schreiner Prize for fiction from the English Academy of South Africa.
If you are confused about what is real, what is true, fact, propaganda or fiction, you are not alone; join the rest of the world.
The election's result endorses other evidence that trust in South Africa’s constitutional settlement and its political institutions is steadily declining.
South Africa’s data collection is constantly improving and Stats SA does a good job of making data available for analysis and research. Why is this important?
Health responses need to take on board the fact that the number of women and girls migrating across borders as well as within countries is growing.
Wits and African and global partners kick off a week-long programme focusing on migration and access to care and Universal Health Coverage in southern Africa.
Archaeologists and anthropologists peer into original homes of the past to see what made us who we are today.
If home is your castle, can the office be your palace? The need to ensure wellbeing at work is critical.
Land ownership has historically been the great divider, and South Africa is no different. But is this the silver bullet to address our gross inequality?
Migrant labour has intrinsically shaped family life in SA. Family structures and the concept of 'home' would be vastly different if it weren’t for this history.
How motherhood has been redefined through the feminisation of migration and maternal motion.
A man who defied racial barriers and whose life exemplifies what it means to be human.
Over 40 Wits alumni, students and staff members were included in the 2019 Mail and Guardian Top 200 supplement.
The Wits School of Arts (WSOA) inaugural Postgraduate Research Day was a confluence of arts research and creativity.
Wits Journalism releases the State of the Newsroom 2018 report.
Veteran journalist Raymond Louw (93) passed away recently - a former editor of the Rand Daily Mail and tireless press freedom campaigner and mentor.
Wits University hosts two African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in materials and migration respectively.
Eight Witsies are finalists in six categories of the NSTF-South 32 Awards, dubbed the ‘Science Oscars’.
The potential capabilities afforded by digital technologies should not be ignored in the current stage of design of the future government administration.
The Wits Research Office has recognised scholars at the University whom the National Research Foundation has (re)rated and those awarded nationally and at Wits.
How removing senior sub-editors from newsrooms and creating "sub-hubs" have contributed to the rise of misinformation, propaganda and disinformation.
The Wits Faculty of Humanities hosts renowned academic and advocate for women empowerment, Professor Lulama Makhubela to speak at the Africa Day celebrations.
So it’s not surprising that this has become an ever-expanding topic for both the media and researchers.
It’s pleasing that the latest World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters without Borders rates the state of press freedom in SA as “satisfactory”.
South Africa continues to enjoy an unusual degree of international prominence normally accorded to states that are more powerful, or strategically located.
A blind jazz music student in the Wits School of Arts has been awarded a PhD scholarship worth R130 000 from the Arts Research Africa (ARA) project.
Wits Maths Connect Secondary Project shares a home-grown resource for secondary maths teaching with educators from the SADEC region.
The South African government has launched a plan aimed at addressing pervasive prejudice in the country.
Professor Glenda Gray delivers the Faculty of Health Sciences’ prestigious AJ Orenstein Memorial Lecture 2017.
[FACT SHEET] The state of South Africa’s prisons.