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Health and Wellness

Counselling Services

AskNelson is a free 24-hour helpline, offered in all South African languages to Wits employees and their immediate family members. Confidentiality guaranteed.

Support is available. Usizo lukhona. Thuso eteng.

0861 635 766 or dial *134*928#  |  Send a ‘please call me’ to 072 620 5699 |  Standard call rates apply

Services offered

  • Counselling: Unlimited telephonic access to counselling, health information and education from registered health professionals to deal with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship and marriage problems, parenting, abuse, rape and trauma.
  • Managerial Support: Exclusive coaching, orientation sessions and support for managers, to assist them in coping with stressful situations, manage employees and equip them with more effective interpersonal skills.
  • Legal Advice: Advice, information and discounted legal services to deal with issues such as divorce, maintenance, law suites, getting arrested, garnishee orders, repossessions, black listings etc.
  • Financial Advice: Advice and support for common financial problems such as debt, budgeting, loan finance, tax, wills and estate planning.

email: asknelson@kaelo.co.za  | web: www.kaelo.co.za 

Financial Wellness with Zoluhle Financial Wellness

Financial stress has a negative impact on both our personal and professional lives.

Wits has partnered with Zoluhle Financial Wellness to help employees improve their financial literacy and take steps to financial wellbeing.

Zoluhle offers support and advice around home purchasing, vehicle purchasing, debt reviews, credit coaching and advice.

Visit the Zoluhle website, read our brochure, or contact us at info@zoluhle.co.za 

Campus Health and Wellness Centre

The Centre offers convenient and accessible health services to Wits students and staff members. 

The CHWC is a registered professional medical practice. All patients' records are confidential. Information regarding a patient will only be released with written permission from the patient if court-ordered or in the case of a threatening illness.

Click here to visit our website

For emergencies, contact us directly on 011 717 9111

Medical Aid

Christabel Mdaka, Employee benefits: Medical Aid
Solomon Mahlangu House, 9TH Floor, SH9002
Phone: 011 717 1585
Email: christabel.mdaka1@wits.ac.za 

University of the Witwatersrand Retirement Fund (UWRF)

Get a benefit statement, get additional cover, or nominate a beneficiary. Our site contains everything you need to know about the UWRF and your benefits.

Click here to access the UWRF site.

Occupational Health and Safety

The Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management team is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all staff, students, contractors, service providers and visitors at Wits.


To find out more about what we do, visit our intranet site.

The Emergency and Crisis Response Directory is available here.

Counselling and Careers Development Unit (CCDU)

The CCDU is staffed by a dedicated team of professionals inclusive of psychologists, social workers, careers educators, life coaches and administrators who offer supportive services, including a variety of empowering programmes to the student community, to enhance their well-being and academic success.

In addition to the services offered to Wits Students the Unit also provides a Career Counselling Service to adults considering mid-career changes.

Email: info.ccdu@wits.ac.za  | WITS STUDENT Telephonic CRISIS LINE: 0800 111 331 (TOLL-FREE - 24/7)

Emthonjeni Centre

The Emthonjeni Centre is a multidisciplinary Centre initiative of the Wits School of Human and Community Development. Services from several disciplines are offered to the public, including, Psychology, Social work, Speech pathology and Audiology.

Contact the Centre: Ms Paballo Lepota | tel: (0)11 717 4513 | email: paballo.lepota@wits.ac.za