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Student world news round up 22/11/17

This week's round up of global student news. Beijing universities offer HIV self-test kits Local news reports in China say 11 universities in Haidian District of...

Law programmes under threat

According to a News24 report today, the Council of Higher Education (CHE) has released a statement naming the University of Limpopo, the University of Zululand and...

UJ offers ‘first-of-it’s-kind’ online Master’s degrees

We recently ran an article on free online courses on offer across South Africa. While there are many places offering diplomas and courses, there...

Support for students as suicide rates rise

On 4 August a student at the Jasmyn residence attempted suicide. According to UP spokesperson, Rikus Delport, TuksRes alerted emergency services as soon as...

Wits students launch online textbook trading site

An online textbook site, called SIKIO, established in June, was finally launched at the end of September. Third year BAccSci student, Ndu Nkwanyana (21), who...
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Gunshots rattle NMU protest following student rape

Students are in shock after gunshots were fired this morning during student protests. While protests in response to the rape and assault of two students...

Needy Wits students to get free accommodation till end of year

As of next week, as many as 330 students who are currently without accommodation will be housed in a temporary facility until the end...

Witsie creates wireless charger in bid to win 100K

A WITS engineering student has created a long-range wireless charger that has placed him in the top eight for Can Do! The unbreakable competition...

Gauteng is looking for solutions to student housing crisis, protestors told

Wits Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC), who led a student march to the offices of the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements and the...

Witsies show what it means to code like a girl

A Wits team, comprising four female BSc students, walked away with a R20 000 study voucher after placing second at the annual GirlCode hackathon,...

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