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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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