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No more funding for recreational clubs

The Wits Fencing Club was shocked late last year when they were notified that they will no longer receive their yearly budget due to changes rolled out by Wits Sports this year. Wits Fencing Club chairperson Natalija Cerimaj was told … Continue reading

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Wits SRC on the edge

by Ilanit Chernick and Nqobile Dludla The abrupt end of the new SRC’s first meeting, which climaxed with a dramatic walkout by Project W who accused the Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) of being “illegitimate and undemocratic”, followed a week of … Continue reading

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Res policy dominates SRC elections

By Nqobile Dludla and Lutho Mtongana The SRC election was dominated this week by a controversial new res policy which brought together the Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) and Wits Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in protests, marches and threats to boycott … Continue reading

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Habib agrees to halt controversial res policy

By Lutho Mtongana and Nqobile Dludla A controversial revised residence admissions policy which critics said would leave disadvantaged students without housing has been halted for now. Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Adam Habib agreed to postpone the policy following protests and meetings … Continue reading

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SRC elections evening circuses halted

  By Nqobile Dludla and Lutho Mtongana SRC elections are well underway but, unlike in previous years, candidates will no longer be able to campaign in the evenings in dining halls with the cancellation of evening circuses. According to chief … Continue reading

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Independent candidates pull out of SRC elections

  A group of independent candidates have pulled out of the SRC election campaign as it felt it hasn’t been firmly established on campus. With campaigning due to start on Monday, independent candidates under Positive State of Mind (PSOM) withdrew … Continue reading

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Daso on the SRC down low

  WITS Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (Daso) members are campaigning in SRC elections—but are keeping their affiliation secret because it “may jeopardise their chances of winning”. “We as Daso Wits are not standing as an organisation because we have members … Continue reading

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