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Hold up: Did the ANC sponsor AKA's recent R100k donation spree?

Hold up: Did the ANC sponsor AKA's recent R100k donation spree?

Hold up: Did the ANC sponsor AKA's recent R100k donation spree?
Wits University bestows honorary doctorate on Dikgang Moseneke

Wits University bestows honorary doctorate on Dikgang Moseneke

Wits University has bestowed an honorary doctorate in laws on former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke. He received the honour for his significant contribution to South Africa's political, social, and economic wellbeing.

Wits University bestows honorary doctorate on Dikgang Moseneke
Group photo of mining engineering graduates gives tweeps the feels

Group photo of mining engineering graduates gives tweeps the feels

A group photo of Wits University mining engineering graduates has inspired thousands of South Africans on Twitter. One of the graduates, Romeo Maila, shared the photo on his Twitter profile. See more on Briefly.co.za.

Group photo of mining engineering graduates gives tweeps the feels
Medical student has tweeps thirsty: 'Doctor I think I'm sick'

Medical student has tweeps thirsty: 'Doctor I think I'm sick'

A medical student recently got ladies drooling over his good looks after he posted snaps of himself on Twitter. @tboydaflame, who studies at Wits University, is a hit with ladies in particular. Many of them wanted to hook up.

Medical student has tweeps thirsty: 'Doctor I think I'm sick'
Meet Prof Tawana Kupe, the 1st black Vice-Chancellor at UP in over 100 years

Meet Prof Tawana Kupe, the 1st black Vice-Chancellor at UP in over 100 years

The University of Pretoria has named Prof Tawana Kupe as its new Vice-Chancellor and Principal. He holds a BA Honours degree and Masters in English from the University of Zimbabwe. He also has a DPhil in Media Studies.

Meet Prof Tawana Kupe, the 1st black Vice-Chancellor at UP in over 100 years
Tweeps defend UCT VC Mamokgethi Phakeng over ‘inappropriate’ attire

Tweeps defend UCT VC Mamokgethi Phakeng over ‘inappropriate’ attire

Twitter users have rushed to the defence of Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng over criticism that she wore "inappropriate" attire at a formal event. A Twitter user had questioned the UCT VC's top that had a plunging neckline.

Tweeps defend UCT VC Mamokgethi Phakeng over ‘inappropriate’ attire
First female South African to obtain Math PhD at University of Venda

First female South African to obtain Math PhD at University of Venda

Dephney Mathebula has made history by becoming the first female South African to obtain a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Venda. Find out more about her incredible and inspiring achievement on Briefly.co.za.

First female South African to obtain Math PhD at University of Venda
Brilliant lady graduates with master’s degree aged just 20 years old

Brilliant lady graduates with master’s degree aged just 20 years old

Maud Chifamba is a brilliant and precocious Zimbabwean lady who has graduated with a master's degree in Accountancy at the young age of 20. She enrolled at university at 14 and obtained her bachelor's degree at 18.

Brilliant lady graduates with master’s degree aged just 20 years old
Patrice Motsepe donates a whopping R168m to University of eSwatini

Patrice Motsepe donates a whopping R168m to University of eSwatini

The founder of African Rainbow Minerals, billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe has donated a whopping R168million to the University of eSwatini. Motsepe studied Law at the university and graduated in 1984. More on Briefly.

Patrice Motsepe donates a whopping R168m to University of eSwatini
Security guard graduates with LLB degree and leaves tweeps inspired

Security guard graduates with LLB degree and leaves tweeps inspired

Foster Noza Mathebula, a security guard working with G4S South Africa, has inspired many South Africans on Twitter after graduating with an LLB degree from the University of South Africa (Unisa). Find out more on Briefly.

Security guard graduates with LLB degree and leaves tweeps inspired
HIV+ mom's liver transplanted into daughter during breakthrough surgery

HIV+ mom's liver transplanted into daughter during breakthrough surgery

South Africa saw the first ever successful organ transplant from an HIV+ donor to an HIV- receiver. A mother donated her liver to her child, who had liver disease. The transplant is seen as a medical and scientific breakthrough.

HIV+ mom's liver transplanted into daughter during breakthrough surgery
Security guard who received his master's degree now wants his PhD

Security guard who received his master's degree now wants his PhD

51-year-old Mxolisi Mgolozeli, the security guard who obtained his master's degree recently at the University of the Free State, has now set his eyes on a PhD degree. He hopes his qualifications would land him a better job.

Security guard who received his master's degree now wants his PhD
Herman Mashaba promises to act on students' accommodation issues

Herman Mashaba promises to act on students' accommodation issues

South Africa's students are tired of paying what they consider too high prices for accommodation. Students recently marched to Johannesburg Mayor Mashaba's offices to give him a memorandum about their complaints.

Herman Mashaba promises to act on students' accommodation issues
Student who donated 3,000 sanitary pads for girls gets master’s degree

Student who donated 3,000 sanitary pads for girls gets master’s degree

Enhle Lucinda Khumalo and her sister Mbali recently donated 3,000 sanitary pads to schoolgirls. Enhle paid a heartfelt tribute to her late grandmother after obtaining a master's degree in Political Studies from Wits University.

Student who donated 3,000 sanitary pads for girls gets master’s degree
Meet the Dagga Couple who fought for cannabis use's decriminalisation

Meet the Dagga Couple who fought for cannabis use's decriminalisation

Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke are known as the Dagga Couple. They are the ones who successfully fought for decriminalisation of private cannabis use. Julian is originally from England while Myrtle grew up in KwaZulu-Natal.

Meet the Dagga Couple who fought for cannabis use's decriminalisation
Meet Zinhle Ngwenya, who is living out her dream as an advocate

Meet Zinhle Ngwenya, who is living out her dream as an advocate

Zinhle Ngwenya is a member of The Bridge Group of Advocates. She holds an LLB from the University of Johannesburg as well as a Certificate in Energy Law from Wits University. Find out more about her on Briefly.co.za.

Meet Zinhle Ngwenya, who is living out her dream as an advocate
A simple, complete guide on how to apply for NSFAS funding online

A simple, complete guide on how to apply for NSFAS funding online

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has opened applications for learners wishing to obtain funding for their studies in 2019. Briefly.co.za provides a simple and complete guide on how to apply for NSFAS funding online.

A simple, complete guide on how to apply for NSFAS funding online
Wits University staff fired after secret affairs with students

Wits University staff fired after secret affairs with students

Two academics failed to disclose their affairs with students and were dismissed this month. One of the dismissed academics is associate professor in the department of psychology, Joseph Seabi. The other academic is still unknown.

Wits University staff fired after secret affairs with students
Wits students make couple's dream come true in beautiful wedding

Wits students make couple's dream come true in beautiful wedding

Wits Activate, Wits University's solidarity network for LGBTI community, organised an unconventional but beautiful ceremony to celebrate the union between Kaylin Klein and her partner, Zikhali Ndawonde. More on Briefly.

Wits students make couple's dream come true in beautiful wedding
From sleeping on library steps to graduating from Wits: Student celebrates

From sleeping on library steps to graduating from Wits: Student celebrates

Graduating from a university like the University of the Witwatersrand is an accomplishment that any student can be proud of. Despite having a very hard time while working towards his graduation, a graduate could share his success.

From sleeping on library steps to graduating from Wits: Student celebrates
From Wits to the Union Buildings by foot for imprisoned #FeesMustFall activists

From Wits to the Union Buildings by foot for imprisoned #FeesMustFall activists

Many of the students involved in the nation-wide #FeesMustFall protests are imprisoned or awaiting trials and Mcebo Dlamini wants President Ramaphosa to pardon them all. Dlamini walked from Wits to the Union Buildings for this.

From Wits to the Union Buildings by foot for imprisoned #FeesMustFall activists
Man finally becomes an advocate after 8 years of funding challenges

Man finally becomes an advocate after 8 years of funding challenges

Thabo Makuru, from Johannesburg in Gauteng, finally got admitted as an advocate of the High Court recently after overcoming eight years of funding challenges. He shared his story on Twitter and inspired thousands.

Man finally becomes an advocate after 8 years of funding challenges
Meet Dr Judy Dlamini, the new Chancellor of Wits University

Meet Dr Judy Dlamini, the new Chancellor of Wits University

Accomplished doctor and author Dr Judy Dlamini has been appointed as the new Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr Dlamini is the first black woman to achieve this honour at the Wits University.

Meet Dr Judy Dlamini, the new Chancellor of Wits University
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