Alumni in the spotlight February 2021
Catch up on a roundup of Witsie appointments and awards.
Catch up on a roundup of Witsie appointments and awards.
Life coach and speaker gives motivational talk.
Architecture alumnus is regional winner in student of the year award.
Alumna receives honour for fight against corruption in South Africa.
Catch up on recent achievements, promotions and newsmakers.
Catch up on alumni promotions and achievements in the month of November.
Global financial leader sees a silver lining after a year of upheaval.
Multi-talented academic reaches diverse audiences through her professional and volunteer work as well as leisure passions.
Budding geophysicist courageously shares his experiences of life after graduation.
Distinguished alumna recently celebrated her 81st birthday and the occasion was a fitting time to reflect on her productive career.
Catch up on recent e-books and open source material published by Witsies.
Dr Conrad Hughes (PhD 2008), Campus and Secondary School Director at La Grande-Boissière in Geneva, sends out a call on why universities must be protected.
Congratulations to all alumni achievers on achievements and promotions in the month of October
Respected public intellectual finds gaping holes in president’s recovery plan
Chair of the programme’s audit committee has made contributions to the development of corporate governance and auditing standards for years.
This endowment is for deserving students and is one of the largest contributions ever made for the benefit of the University
Leader in first in two vaccine studies undertaken in Africa briefs alumni.
Congratulations to all alumni achievers on achievements and promotions in the month of September
Congratulations to our Wits alumni recognised in the annual Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans list.
Catch up on alumni appointments and promotions in the month of August
Inspiring Witsies make their education count
Dean shares insights from coalface of the pandemic.
We celebrate alumnae who are forces for good.
Be inspired by alumnae whom the University awarded with honorary doctorates over the past two decades for their service to society in their various capacities:
Virtual global reunion connects Witsies across the globe.
Catch up on alumni awards and appointments during the month of July.
Alumni across faculties continue to add value to their professions. Catch up on recent highlights.
Professor Glenda Gray gives insights into the pandemic in South Africa, its impact and its trajectory.
Wits alumna provides an insightful look at the South African financial landscape in recent webinar
How Ubuntu could change the face of American police brutality.
Wits alumni and friends of the university made significant contributions during June. Here are some highlights.
Be inspired by articles, interviews and insights from fellow Witsies.
Witsies with Edge
Professor Jeffrey Lipman (MBBCh 1972) and Dr Roger Pillemer (MBBCh 1965) have been recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Awards.
Wits Alumni Relations celebrates Professor Stephen Eisenstein's 80th birthday.
Five alumnae have made the list for Forbes Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women in its March 2020 edition.
Witsies pack a punch
Wits alumni and friends of the university contributed greatly to the COVID-19 debates during May. Read here to catch up on them.
Witsie shortlisted for 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
Witsies making the headlines
Witsies making the headlines
Jonathan Walker was a guest speaker at a young alumni event on 10 October 2019.
Witsies making the headlines
Wits graduates making news in August 2019
Three generations of tech Jacobsons serving society
Entrepreneur Phillipa Geard was the guest speaker at a careers event for Wits students and alumni on 16 July 2019.
Stacey-Lee Bolon is the new President of Convocation as of 1 August 2019
Roundup of Witsie news
Strategist Abdullah Verachia was the guest speaker at an alumni networking event on 25 June 2019
Roundup of Witsie news and views
The Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Adam Habib, and the Chancellor, Dr Judy Dlamini, met Wits alumni at an event on 3 April 2019 in Durban.
Select Wits alumni were invited to meet Jack Ginsberg at the opening of his collection of book art at the Wits Art Museum
Letter to Wits Review
Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Jane den Hollander reflects on academic leadership, the university student experience and what she learnt at Wits
Roundup of Witsie news and views for February 2019
Michael Jennions, Biologist, BSc 1990, BSc Hons 1992, MSc 1993. Location: Australia
A book by Witsie Jesmane Boggenpoel (BCom 1995, BAcc 1996)
A book by Witsie Jeff Fisher (BSc 1958, BSc Hons 1958, MSc 1960, GDE 1965)
Civil Engineering Class of 1978 – 40 Year Reunion Dinner
How an idea travelled from Wits to the US South
Round-up of newsmakers and ideas
Founders' Tea 2018
Merryl Hammond shares her experience of bipolar disorder
A round-up of Witsies making the news in October 2018
Be inspired by the September round-up of appointments, achievements, awards and ideas
New boats named for rowing greats
Be inspired by the Witsies in the August round-up of appointments, achievements, awards and ideas
Alumni networking event with authors Niq Mhlongo and Nthikeng Mohlele
Be inspired by the Witsies in the July round-up of appointments, achievements, awards and ideas
Dr Judy Dlamini has been elected the next Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand
What happened to Nelson Mandela's law classmates?
Witsie Kathy Munro is a heritage champion with an amazing collection of books
Witsie achievements this month
Be inspired by the amazing Witsies in the May round-up of appointments, achievements, awards and ideas
Dr Geoffrey Sperber shares a lifetime of learning
There's a piece of the artist in every shape that Dr Laurence Chait creates
A medical man shares his hobbies, where discipline is rewarded by beauty
Wits alumnus Professor Colin Caro explains why helical stents can change lives – and why, at 92, he still has much to do
Alumni networking event
Carnegie-Wits Alumni Diaspora Programme, Faculty of Health Sciences
Appointments, achievements and more in April 2018
Has Wits achieved the aged look that the author Herman Charles Bosman thought it should have? Revisit his work in an old favourite from Wits University Press.
A water wake-up call
"One got the feeling that anything was possible"
Alumni were privileged to share a discussion about breast cancer with Lauren Segal and Professor Vinay Sharma at the Wits Club on 15 March 2018.
Volunteers bring their medical skills to rural area
Educators are grappling with the exciting, chaotic, fast-moving era we live in, says Dr Conrad Hughes
Wits alumnus Reabetswe Khumbane, 23, registered as a bone marrow donor on campus and soon had the opportunity to give a great gift
Appointments, awards, achievements and articles, February 2018
Achievements, appointments and awards in brief
Research, news, opinions, interesting people and inspiring initiatives
There are a few ways you can help a student succeed:
Dip in for news, radio interviews, video clips and inspiration!
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At an alumni networking event, guest speaker Professor Brian Armstrong shared his insight into the opportunities at our doorstep
Inspiration for young people in business
Advice from a long-time Witsie, Professor Desmond Cole
Alumni show their support at networking event
Professor Philip Bonner was associated with Wits University for over four decades
Ernest Oppenheimer Hall celebrates its golden jubilee this year
PAC leader was a Wits alumnus and teacher
Congratulations to our Wits alumni and researchers on their National Research Foundation awards
The annual Health Sciences Reunion was held in September and the Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th year since graduating.
Guest speaker Frank Magwegwe talked about life's obstacles when he addressed an alumni networking event on 7 September.
An idea achieved by pooling resources
Three outstanding Witsies in financial services talk about their journeys and what success means to them
Dentist, stamp collector and videographer Les Glassman talks about representing Wits in Israel
Experienced practitioner revisits government communications programme
Wits School of Governance offers certificate for public transport operators
Book marks 40 years of growth for Witsie-founded engineering firm
Actuarial science graduate heads group treasury
International award for Wits surgeons
Award will be used to work on new method to prevent HIV infection in women
Facility for high-precision experiments in geosciences, medicine and palaeosciences
New hope for patients of some common cancers
A new way to identify ancient residues
Different species found to carry malaria
Perspective can bring calm
US award for work on SKA Radio Telescope
National honour for contribution to science
Chemistry postgraduate meets Nobel laureates
Oversees hundreds of health facilities worldwide
Young researcher recognised for work on agricultural pests
Ameermia honoured for leadership and integrity
A controlled veld burn shows us what we need to protect
More than 25 Witsies are included in this year’s Mail & Guardian list for the most notable young South Africans under the age of 35.
Alumni magazine judged to be “gorgeous and substantial”
Making the engineering connection
Artwork questions ideas about power and representation
Wits alumni have donated a quarter of a million rand to the Wits Food Programme
What goes around comes around as a business
The “dismal science” (economics) isn’t so bad when you win money for being good at it.
Born or made?
Student friendship matures into business team
Kota Kings serve up some advice for starters
Software meets finance, law and education
Exciting findings from the Rising Star cave system
Recent books by and about Witsies
Courses can be tailor-made
Reflections, speeches and interviews
Wits Plus mid-year applications are open
You snooze, you lose out on the traditional fun!
Learn more about our venues and facilities
Reflections of a school leader
Top CEO challenges business leaders as he accepts US award for sustained international excellence
Clever Boys win league for the first time
30 years of education for liberation
What are so many Witsies doing at the Centre for the Less Good Idea?
Harold "Smoky" Simon and Mike Tetley share their life stories
Details of these events will be communicated closer to the time.
Mining in space
Wits Art Museum has an exciting line-up for the year
A leader with integrity
Wits alumni achievements, appointments and news
There’s still gold in them thar hills…
Wits alumna Professor Glenda Gray (MBBCh 1986) has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world, on Time magazine’s annual list.
Wits excelled in two subject areas in a recent global ranking.
Wits owes its existence to mining.
Wits University recently conferred honorary doctorates on a group of outstanding people.
The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand, Professor Adam Habib, has been appointed for a second term.
Wits University has started the new year on a positive note.
School maths added to the general mood of public worry in 2016. But there was a plus.
How do you get from a small South African town to the CEO’s office in a Fortune 500 company? By looking for the good in people.
The artist Judith Mason (BA FA 1961) died in December 2016 in White River.
What should you be able to accomplish as a result of studying at Wits?
A new space opens for Wits treasures
About 415-million people worldwide have diabetes – and almost half don’t know they have it. The consequences can be devastating.
Wits links the past and present again, giving an identity to the dead.
Medical alumni continue to advance frontiers
Engineers cut out an unnecessary step
Change futures – your own included
A new year, a new skill. Consider taking a course to keep your Wits edge.
A hidden message in the Wits coat of arms? Hmm…
Two Witsies are doing what they can to preserve and share our natural environment
Stories of South Africa, at a human pace
Great value for alumni: gym on campus for only R250 a month!
Thomas Hamilton Bothwell, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand, died in Bergvliet.
Fiction, history, popular science – it’s all there in our alumni bookshelf
Can a dog smell a puff adder? If not, why not?
Expert animal trainer Shannon McKay (BSc Hons 2011, MSc 2014) trained the dogs that were used in Wits research into puffadders’ chemical camouflage.
How should we fund higher education? As the Heher Commission deliberates on submissions made and students consider their position, the debate continues.
An increase in Wits’ research output has paid off with an improvement in the University’s global ranking.
Alumni Prof Lyn Wadley and Dr Nicole de Wet have received South African Women in Science awards.
Digital or human, there are all kinds of characters on campus.
Bring the kids and make art!
Wits rowing star Colleen Orsmond (BCom 1995) was the Sport Manager for rowing at the Rio Olympic Games.
Alumni in America, meet Nooshin Erfani-Ghadimi.
Wits Plus, the Centre for Part-Time Studies, offers working professionals a unique opportunity to upgrade their qualifications and improve their skills profile.