Tag Archives: Wits University

An Anatomy of Protest Violence

  We crouch low behind the Toyota Tazz, wishing it was a BMW or a 4X4. “Do rubber bullets and rocks go through Toyota windows” we wonder. Loud bangs and smoke alert us to the heavily armed riot police on the University of Witwatersrand campus. The students who’d been throwing rocks and bricks at the […]

Violence at Wits

  –By Wits Independent Monitors Events at Wits on October 4 showed that the University’s decision to force a reopening of the academic programme under intense policing and private security was miscalculated and dangerous. This was the finding of a group of staff and students who were concerned about the potential for violence on campus […]

Bongani Khumalo’s Dream

  The Wits University precinct – which stretches from Auckland Park to Braamfontein, Milpark and Parktown – has been fertile grounds for a revolution. It’s where the first spark of the #FeesMustFall movement was lit, before going on to become a wildfire that burned throughout the country when other tertiary institutions like University of Pretoria, University of Johannesburg, Tshwane University of Technology, Durban University of Technology, University of KwaZulu-Natal and University of South Africa […]

Platinum Strike: Where to Now? [Updated]

  Update: Late yesterday news broke of an “in principle” agreement on a new wage offer between Amcu and the platinum producers. According to www.platinumwagenegotiations.co.za, which is run by the platinum producers, Amcu will be taking this offer to striking mineworkers for a mandate to accept the offer. It is believed that this new offer consists of an […]