Making Braam and Parktown safer for all
- Senior Executive Team
Additional measures to improve safety and security around Wits campuses.
The University is constantly looking at ways to improve levels of safety within our community. A new initiative launched on 1 May 2018, we believe will see significantly better security on the streets of Braamfontein and Parktown.
Measures include the additional deployment of vehicle patrols, the establishment of an urban management task team, an integrated surveillance camera system and an automated crime reporting system. Additional patrol vehicles have been deployed in Parktown as well as visible foot patrols and security officers.
BRAAM is a new 24/7 security service that has been put in place to assist, protect and respond to all incidents reported within the Braamfontein Precinct with the support of law enforcement bodies. BRAAM officers are already visible on the streets, sidewalks and are deployed at known hotspots.
Members of the Wits community are strongly advised to report all incidents of crime via the hotline.
24/7 BRAAM HOTLINE - CALL OR WHATSAPP 076 822 9867
BIOMETRICS GOES LIVE
The University has also embarked, as part of its integrated security system, on a project to enhance safety and security through the implementation of a new biometrics system. The biometrics project is being implemented with over 30 000 staff, students and alumni registered on the system. Should you experience any difficulties with biometrics, visit https://www.wits.ac.za/students/biometrics/ or call (011) 717-1872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- SCAN CARD UNTIL GREEN LIGHT FLASHES
- PLACE INDEX FINGER ON READER
- WAIT FOR GREEN LIGHT AND ACCESS
We realise that many people are still becoming familiar with the system and we thank you for your patience during this transitional period.
GENDER BASED HARM
The Gender Equity Office appeals to students and staff members who experience incidents of gender based harm to lay formal complaints with the Gender Equity Office. All complaints are investigated independently with urgency, in line with the University’s rules, policies and procedures. The GEO also provides psychosocial support and any other support that may be required by the victim during the process. Contact the GEO on (011) 717-9790 or email the Head of the Gender Equity Office via Crystal.Dicks@wits.ac.za.
For any other matters pertaining to safety or security at Wits, contact Mokgawa.Kobe@wits.ac.za, the Head of Protection Services or call (011) 717-4444.
SENIOR EXECUTIVE TEAM
9 MAY 2018