Wits fostering entrepreneurship?

Who is your target market? Do you have contacts that can give you access to capital? Do you have a space or a location to sell your product? These are the age old questions any new business has to answer before it can even start up. For the young student entrepreneur many of these answers …

Rafiki misses out on Oscar nod

Originally published in Wits Vuvuzela on October 7, 2018 A ban on a movie focusing on a lesbian love –affair was temporarily in lifted in Kenya last week to allow the film to qualify for an Oscar nomination. Rafiki, meaning ‘friend’ in Swahili, became the first Kenya film to show at the Cannes film festival in …

First-year parking becomes more secure with booms

Originally published in Wits Vuvuzela on September 22, 2018. Students have expressed concerns about the effect that new booms installed at first-year parking at the bottom of West Campus may have on the already congested traffic in the area. The booms were installed in August and are expected to go live from Monday, September 24. …

Wits Fencing Club takes gold in KZN

Originally published in Wits Vuvuzela on September 12, 2018. Eight Wits fencers participated at the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) National Open tournament which was held over September 8-9. One of the fencers, Andrea Cabanac brought home the club’s first ever national gold medal. Cabanac won the women’s foil championship while the other seven fencers progressed to the …

Book review: The Lost Boys of Bird Island

Originally published in the Wits Vuvuzela on August 25. The death of author Mark Minnie, under suspicious circumstances, has renewed interest in his recently launched exposé The Lost Boys of Bird Island, which shines a light on the dark underbelly of some of South Africa’s twisted apartheid leaders. Reading like a James Patterson murder mystery, …