Inspiring the next generation of African scientists – Sikhumbuzo Masina’s story
"If there is inspiration and collaboration, there is learning, and learning can be passed on," says Sikhumbuzo Masina, PhD candidate.
Maurice Radebe appointed as the Head of the Wits Business School
The University of the Witwatersrand is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Maurice Radebe as the new Head and Director of the Wits Business School (WBS).
Wits bids farewell to a prodigious leader
Wits Vice-Principal, Professor Andrew Crouch, to lead one of South Africa’s newest universities.
Wits Business School welcomes Mervyn King as Honorary Professor
Mervyn King, Chair of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa has been appointed honorary professor at Wits Business School.
Academic-activist reckons radical love required for equitable healthcare
Shehnaz Munshi in the Centre for Health Policy at Wits believes we need to start grappling with the multi-dimensional nature of inequality in public health.
Dr Robyn Kerr shares her passion for teaching
A lecturer in the Department of Human Genetics in the School of Pathology, Dr Robyn Kerr has a strong focus on teaching and research.
Leading Wits to new research frontiers
Biography: Professor Zeblon Vilakazi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Postgraduate Affairs.
Teaching engineers through art
Interdisciplinary learning is on the rise so we asked an industrial engineer what the Wits Art Museum had to teach her engineering students.
A legacy of excellence in applied mathematics
Prof. David Mason from the School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics has dedicated his life to inspiring excellence and producing quality graduates.
Arts and Science marry at Wits Art Museum
Since 2012, WAM has been driving educational innovations that demonstrate the relevance of art collections for teaching and learning across disciplines.
Q&A with clinical microbiologist Sanelisiwe Thinasonke Duze
Young, driven and vibrant Sanelisiwe Thinasonke Duze is an associate researcher in the Wits Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CMID).
A moment with Professor Caroline Tiemessen
In celebration of Women's month, the Wits School of Pathology celebrated Professor Caroline Tiemessen as a prestigious female in Science.
Meet HIV researcher, Thulile Khanyile
Young, passionate and dynamic Wits lecturer, Thulile Khanyile is determined to conduct research that will have a social impact.
Creative Writing Head wins Olive Schreiner Prize
Associate Professor, Bronwyn Law-Viljoen has been awarded the 2018 Olive Schreiner Prize for fiction from the English Academy of South Africa.
Tribute to Professor Lorna Jacklin
Professor Lorna Jacklin, a retired paediatrician from the Wits Department of Paediatrics and Child Health died on 11 April 2019.
A nephrologist with a vision for justice in health care
Dr. Nolubabalo Unati Nqebelele has been awarded a PhD in nephrology. She is the first black woman to earn a PhD in internal medicine at Wits University.
Wits PhD sets national standard for human tissue transfer
Dancing to a corporate tune didn’t turn out to be the kind of legal professional Safia Mahomed wanted to be.
The passing of Professor Sergio Colafrancesco
It is with great sadness that the University announces the passing of Professor Sergio Colafrancesco, a scientist and member of the School of Physics.
Helping others to live their best life
Dr Thobeka Nkomo, the new Head of the Department of Social Work, has always known that she wants to be in a field that improves the lives of others.
The students’ advocate
Social justice, advocacy and transformation are words that resonate with Dean of Student Affairs, Jerome September.
Medical anthropologist provokes new thinking about water
Distinguished Professor Lenore Manderson created WATERSHED: Art, Science and Elemental Politics, a programme to provoke new thinking about water.
Noise Music and Acid Love
Dr. Brian House is a visiting fellow in Digital Arts and the History of Art at Wits. His background in computer science and noise music informs his research.
Student Support in Health Sciences
The multi-lingual Dr Constance Khupe is ideally positioned to help Wits students from rural South Africa adapt to university life and succeed.
Valuing exceptional nursing
“I am no longer in nursing, but nursing is in me,” says Professor Judith Bruce, head of the School of Therapeutic Sciences at Wits.
Mogomotsi at your service
The new Director of Services at Wits, Israel Mogomotsi is committed to rendering excellent services.
Wits surgeon a cut above
Dr Thifheli Luvhengo is a Lecturer and the Clinical Head of the Department of Surgery at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.
Meet Professor Diane Grayson
The new Senior Director of Academic Affairs at Wits tasked with quality enhancement is a scientist, academic entrepreneur and Tai Chi fundi who speaks French.
Dr Yvonne Kabeya Saini: Marketing lecturer at Wits Business School
Dr Yvonne Kabeya Saini from the Wits Business School is one of the speakers at the 2018 Emerging Market Marketing Conference.
Top honour for Science Educator
Professor Marissa Rollnick is admired for her efforts in unlocking more creative teaching practices among science educators.
Professor Sehliselo Ndlovu
She holds the SARChI Research Chair in Hydrometallurgy and Sustainable Development and is president of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Dr Sibusiso Sibisi to head Wits Business School
New Director of the WBS, Dr Sibusiso Sibisi, praised for his strong strategic, leadership and operational skills, as well as academic background.
Domingo to head School of Law
Professor Wesahl Domingo appointed to head the School of Law as from 1 January 2018.
Major Scoop for Tsoanelo
Wits Hockey coach Tsoanelo Pholo has become the first black female coach to go through the highest international qualification and score a distinction.
Dr Tiisetso Lephoto
Dr Tiisetso Lephoto from the School of Molecular and Cell Biology is an avid science communicator.
Shakira Choonara is a young leader, researcher and activist at the forefront of public health – both locally and internationally.
Professor Shabir Madhi
Professor Shabir Madhi has established an internationally recognised research unit in the field of epidemiology and vaccine preventable diseases.
Professor Lynette Wadley
One of Africa’s leading archaeologists, Professor Lynnette Wadley first worked as a teacher in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Professor Derk Brouwer
Professor Derk Brouwer from the School of Public Health started his professional career in the field of Occupational Hygiene in the Netherlands.
Professor Christopher Mathew
Professor Christopher Mathew’s genetics research is acknowledged particularly for work on inherited cancer syndromes and on inflammatory bowel disorders.
Professor Yevhen Zelenyuk
Professor Yevhen Zelenyuk from the School of Mathematics at Wits obtained his masters and PhD degrees from Kiev Shevchenko University in the Ukraine.
Professor Nicole Falkof
Nicole Falkof is an Associate Professor and of Department, Media Studies at Wits.
Dr Musa Manzi
Dr Musa Manzi is a Senior Researcher and Director of the Wits Seismic Research Centre at Wits.
Game changer: Hanli Geyser
Hanli Geyser, head of Game Design in Digital Arts in the School of Arts at Wits, doesn’t like being called a 'gamer'.
Winning hearts and minds
One of the greatest compliments that an academic can receive is to be recognised by grassroot structures and the community that one serves.
ICT industry leader joins Wits
Professor Brian Armstrong appointed to head up WBS/Telkom Chair in Digital Business.
Prof. Steele leaves a rich legacy
Few South Africans have contributed as much to the general financial health of higher education in this country as Professor Steele.
Amandla for Gender Parity at Wits
The new Director for the Wits Gender Equity Office (GEO), Crystal Dicks is “maatla – amandla (strength)” personified.
Wits Choir Conductor: Dalene Hoogenhout
Wits Choir conductor, Dalene Hoogenhout has passionately trained and conducted the University Choir since 1994.
Professor Michel Verstraete: Global Change Institute Visiting Professor
Professor Michel Verstraete is a Visiting Professor at the Global Change Institute at Wits with over 250 contributions published.
New Diversity, Ethics and Social Justice Manager in the Wits Transformation Office
Dr Kendall Petersen joined his alma mater as the new Diversity, Ethics and Social Justice Manager in February 2017.
WiSER professor wins inaugural Humanities Book Award
The Academy of Science of South Africa has identified Prof. Keith Breckenridge as the winner of its Humanities Book Award for his book on the Biometric State.
The rewards of persistence
Oscar Manqaba, a Campus Control employee, is one of many unsung heroes at Wits University.
Prakash Desai joins Wits as Chief Financial Officer
Prakash Desai joined Wits as Chief Financial Officer in January 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds BCom and BCom Honours (Accounting Science) degrees.
Advantages of being a ‘free listener’
In-depth interview with Dr Polo Moji, Wits lecturer and recently named: French Embassy “Woman of the month” for October.
New Head of the School of Oral Health Sciences appointed
Dr Mbulaheni Simon Nemutandani joins Wits as CEO of the Wits Oral Health Centre and Head of the School of Oral Health Sciences.
New Chair to boost Jozi's global power
Professor Wall has been appointed to the newly established Chair in Economic Development of the City of Johannesburg.
SEnC: A one stop shop for prospective students
A one stop shop is envisioned for Wits' Student Enrolment Centre.
Professor Lynne Schepartz
Professor Lynne Schepartz is the Head of the Biological Anthropology Division in the School of Anatomical Sciences.
Dean of Students – our very own student protector
The Dean is the steward of students and promotes fairness and accountability in matters that relate to students and the various arms of the University.
The man behind the street
Wits University Press published Professor Benedict Vilakazi’s first book of poems, the first poetry ever published in isiZulu.
I was an ambassador of Wits
After 26 years at Wits dedicated parking officer, Michael Bodibe, dons his uniform for the last time.
21st Century libraries for Wits
Wits' new University Librarian plans to transform Wits libraries into 21st Century libraries.
The science of small things
Nosipho Moloto hopes to use nanotechnology to solve our energy crisis.
The power of light
Andrew Forbes is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Physics.
The joys and terrors of writing
Ivan Vladislavić is a Distinguished Professor in the Creative Writing Department.
Sitting on an economic time bomb
Vishnu Padayachee is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Economics and Business Sciences.
Race and whiteness in a post-apartheid SA
Samantha Vice is a Distinguished Professor who works with the Wits Philosophy Department and the Wits Centre for Ethics.
Reinventing building blocks of maths education
Mike Askew is a Distinguished Professor in the Mathematics Education Division of the Wits School of Education.
The first 1 000 days
Linda Richter is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Wits Centre of Excellence in Human Development.
Making the right climate decisions
Coleen Vogel is a Distinguished Professor at the Global Change and Sustainability Research Institute (GCSRI).
Manhunt for an elusive mutant gene
Chris Mathew is a Distinguished Professor in the Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience.
Addressing the world’s major problems
Bob Scholes is a Distinguished Professor at the Wits Global Change and Sustainability Research Institute (GCSRI).
Florian Luca awarded NRF A-rating
One of the world's leading authorities on number theory and analysis, Luca joined Wits in 2014 as Distinguished Professor.
Biography: Professor Lee Berger is an award-winning researcher, explorer, author and speaker and a Wits alumnus.