Transformation at Wits
Transformation and Employment Equity Office
We work with students and staff groups across the University to implement programmes and projects in support of the University's transformation agenda. The transformation agenda is framed by national development goals and equity legislation, as well as the United Nations Millennium Declaration. At the heart of the process of transformation are the values enshrined in the South African Bill of Rights.
Some of our projects and priority areas
Report Discrimination: Anyone who experiences any form of discrimination on campus may report their complaint to us. Discrimination may include but is not limited to, racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, xenophobia, ableism or classism.
Help us stop cyberbullying: Cyberbullying involves the use of the internet or technological devices to send, post text or images intended to hurt, embarrass, discriminate, threaten, torment, humiliate or intimidate an individual or a group of people.
Social Justice Partners: Groups we work with include the Gender Equity Office, Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, Counselling and Careers Development Unit, Campus Health and Wellness Centre and the Disability Rights Unit.
Building an inclusive Institutional culture: Institutional Culture is the lived experiences and values of the university by all those who inhabit it, including students, academic staff, management, support staff, workers and members of the public.
Policy development: Informing policy at Wits. Policies are important as they reinforce and clarify the standards expected of employees and help employers manage staff more effectively as it defines what is acceptable and unacceptable.
Diversifying the academic programme: transforming our curricula so that it reflects diverse sources of the best forms of knowledge from within South Africa, Africa and across the world, as well as adopting different teaching methodologies
Promoting the Wits language policy: a resource instrument to enable staff and students to develop competence in one of at least two South African languages. Zulu, Sotho and South African sign language are official languages.
The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa is the supreme law of our country. It provides the legal foundation for the existence of the Republic, sets out the rights and duties of its citizens, and defines the structure of the Government. It has been called the 'birth certificate' of a free and democratic South Africa.