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

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

First female South African to obtain Math PhD at University of Venda
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
Student overcomes horrible conditions to graduate with master’s degree

Student overcomes horrible conditions to graduate with master’s degree

A determined Mbali Mazibuko had to overcome a number of difficulties during her studies, including losing her grandparents. She finally obtained her master's degree in sociology from Wits University. Read more on Briefly.

Student overcomes horrible conditions to graduate with master’s degree
‘Well done black king:’ Wits LLB graduate earns praise from tweeps

‘Well done black king:’ Wits LLB graduate earns praise from tweeps

Sello Motheo, a proud LLB graduate from the Wits University, took to Twitter recently to celebrate finally obtaining his degree. Twitter users congratulated him on his achievement and wished him well in his career. More on Briefly

‘Well done black king:’ Wits LLB graduate earns praise from tweeps
The gender debate: Wits won't be calling students Mr or Ms anymore

The gender debate: Wits won't be calling students Mr or Ms anymore

Tweeps reacted to Wits deciding it would no longer address students by titles such as Mr or Ms. According to Wits, those who identify gender-neutral feel invalidated and distressed when addressed by a non-affirming title.

The gender debate: Wits won't be calling students Mr or Ms anymore
Black excellence: Tweep shows she is the architect of her own future

Black excellence: Tweep shows she is the architect of her own future

One proud Tweep has shown that true dedication really pays off. She recently posted pictures of her graduation ceremony. She has recently qualified with a degree in architecture from the University of Witwatersrand, Gauteng.

Black excellence: Tweep shows she is the architect of her own future
Ashwin Willemse graduates from Wits University with a Master's degree

Ashwin Willemse graduates from Wits University with a Master's degree

SuperSport analyst Ashwin Willemse has graduated from the University of Witswatersrand with a Masters degree and a distinction. The university said that Willemse had graduated with a "Masters of Management in Entrepreneurship.

Ashwin Willemse graduates from Wits University with a Master's degree
Tweeps applaud Tbose Mokwele for becoming a “Master” of his own destiny

Tweeps applaud Tbose Mokwele for becoming a “Master” of his own destiny

Tbose Mokwele is so very proud – and he has every reason to be! The presenter recently tweeted his latest success story – his completed Masters’ degree in Strategic Management from the University of Witwatersrand

Tweeps applaud Tbose Mokwele for becoming a “Master” of his own destiny
Principal of Wits University accused of using position to award bursary

Principal of Wits University accused of using position to award bursary

Wits University vice-chancellor Adam Habib is accused of using his position at the distinguished university to influence awarding of a bursary to the son of a friend. These allegations are made by a former Wits employee.

Principal of Wits University accused of using position to award bursary
SA's Fab Academic: Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng rocked Destiny magazine cover

SA's Fab Academic: Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng rocked Destiny magazine cover

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, the vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town, was recently chosen to be on the cover of Destiny magazine, much to her surprise. The professor has degrees in mathematics and inspires women.

SA's Fab Academic: Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng rocked Destiny magazine cover
Aspiring neurosurgeon calls on South Africans to help him make a difference

Aspiring neurosurgeon calls on South Africans to help him make a difference

Prince Chikezie has put his hopes and dreams in the hands of South Africans. The 23-year-old Bachelor of Science graduate was selected to be part of a prestigious programme at University of the Witwatersrand. But, he needs R200k.

Aspiring neurosurgeon calls on South Africans to help him make a difference
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