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Topic - Wits
Nov 20, 2015
BARRY DWOLATZKY The CPD programme provides advanced skills required locally, and provides a stepping stone to Wits University’s Master of Engineering degree in software engineering
A shortage of software engineers is leading to fewer information technology (IT) projects in private and public sector organisations. This also places a dampener on the economy, as IT is an integral part of business and civil service, says University of Witwatersrand...
Oct 21, 2015
Protesting students have rejected a proposed 6% cap on university fee hikes for 2016 and have demanded a 0% increase. The revised increase was agreed on by Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande and vice chancellors, ahead of a possible nationwide...
Oct 19, 2015
The South African skills landscape changed radically when the various Skills Development Acts were promulgated in the 1990’s. One of the effects was that informal and non-formal training were being recognised as a valued part of skills development.
Sep 15, 2015
Incoming BBC CEO Mohale Ralebitso
The Black Business Council (BBC) has appointed Mohale Ralebitso CEO, effective October 1. Ralebitso, a BA Honours graduate from the Queens College City University of New York, in the US, also completed a Senior Executive Programme in 1999, which was a joint...
Jul 31, 2015
Cabinet ministers are reviewing their decision to grant Eskom the ownership and operational rights of the proposed nuclear build programme, said the energy department's Deputy Director General Zizamele Mbambo. Mbambo, addressing a  seminar on South Africa’s nuclear...
Jul 30, 2015
Tito Mboweni
Former Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni will join the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) as an honorary Professor in the School of Economic and Business Sciences, from August 1. He was also recently appointed as nonexecutive director of the Brazil, Russia,...
Jul 01, 2015
Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina
The first leg of one of South Africa’s largest equity equivalent investment programmes (EEIP) aimed at bringing a research hub to the nation’s shores along with enterprise and deep skills development was officially implemented on Wednesday. The launch of an...
Jun 25, 2015
South African and Argentinian palaeontologists have named a 200-million year old dinosaur from South Africa‚ “Sefapanosaurus”‚ from the Sesotho word “sefapano”. The researchers from South Africa’s University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of the Witwatersrand...
Mar 20, 2015
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Jul 11, 2014
The Namibia-based High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) recently measured pulsed gamma rays in the southern sky from ground level for the first time, strengthening the country’s bid to host the world’s largest gamma ray telescope, the Cherenkov Telescope Array...
Jun 02, 2014
Environmental risk analyst Dr Anthony Turton has vehemently denied claims by independent environmental organisation the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) that tailings extractor Mintails has not complied with the terms of its water-use licence (WUL) and...
May 23, 2014
Despite the implementation of several multimillion-rand education investment programmes by mining majors in the platinum belt, the results of a 2013 research study released on Friday have revealed that there is a strong negative correlation between the proximity of a...
Mar 28, 2014
Mintails' 1L8 mine dump on the West Rand of Johannesburg
South Africa-focused tailings extractor Mintails has, to date, invested R1.5-billion into its mine closure operations and expects to spend an additional R85-million on closure costs by the time it ceases its planned operation in the next 20 years. Addressing the...
Mar 28, 2014
South Africa could be at increased risk of being directly impacted by topical cyclones within the next 40 years, report researchers from the University of the Witswatersrand (Wits). PhD candidate at the university’s school of geography, archaeology and environmental...
Jan 17, 2014
Andile Sangqu
JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) on Friday announced the appointment of former Xstrata South Africa executive director Andile Sangqu as sustainability and risk group executive, with effect from March 1.
Dec 11, 2013
Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman
JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye Gold has made a R407-million bid to acquire 100% of Wits Gold, in a deal that could “give life” to the gold junior’s assets and secure the future of Sibanye’s Beatrix mine. The R11.55-a-share offer, for which a December 10 implementation...
Dec 11, 2013
The Wits Gold board of directors announced today that it has signed an implementation agreement with Sibanye Gold (Sibanye), in terms of which Sibanye will acquire the company’s entire issued ordinary share capital for a cash consideration of ZAR11.55 a share to...
Oct 31, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
The City of Johannesburg has rolled out the second phase of the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit system.
Sep 18, 2013
JSE- and TSX-listed gold explorer turning producer Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources (Wits Gold) is confident of being able to begin gold production at the Burnstone mine in the next 18 months. The company is also confident of attracting a cornerstone...
Sep 13, 2013
The National Aerospace Centre (NAC) reports that it is planning to expand its skills development programmes by deploying them at more universities throughout South Africa to ensure the growth of skills development in the industry.  NAC acting director Philip Haupt...
Jul 01, 2013
Dec 13, 2012
xplorer and developer Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold (Wits Gold) has successfully completed an initial three-borehole geotechnical drilling programme for the positioning of shafts at its De Bron-Merriespruit (DBM) project, in the Free State. As part of the DBM final...
Oct 25, 2012
South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers, Solidarity and UASA on Thursday agreed to a new pay structure for the gold mining sector, which was hit hard by wildcat strike action. The unions and the Chamber of Mines (CoM), representing gold producers AngloGold...
Oct 24, 2012
Gold producer AngloGold Ashanti on Wednesday reported a third-quarter production loss of between 40 000 oz and 70 000 oz of gold owing to the wildcat strikes by 35 000 workers countrywide. Gold production during the three months to September reached 1.03-million...
Sep 21, 2012
The University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) Engineers Without Borders – Wits student society started construction of a small-scale biodiesel plant this month. Wits third year chemical engineering student Robert Louw and numerous other engineering students have been...
Sep 14, 2012
The International Institute of Welding (IIW) Regional Congress, organised by the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), will be held on November 7 and 8 at Emperors Palace, in Johannesburg. The theme of the congress is ‘Advancing science and technology of...
Sep 13, 2012
Airbus and the National Aerospace Centre (NAC) on Thursday said that a joint bursary programme has been extended to include 12 new students in 2012. The programme, which aimed to support human capital development, awarded the bursaries, valued at R1-million, to...
Aug 29, 2012
Explorer and developer Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold (Wits Gold) on Wednesday said that it would require additional financing to complete further feasibility studies at its De Bron-Merriespruit (DBM) project. The company would raise between R100-million and...
Aug 24, 2012
The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Physics has already taken steps to make it possible for students to enter a career in the South African nuclear new build programme, envisaged by government through the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), by means of a...
May 25, 2012
May 04, 2012
South Africa’s renowned University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is celebrating its nintieth year of existence this year and is using the milestone event to plan for the future – a future that builds on the institution’s academic and research heritage in a way that...
May 04, 2012
South Africa's renowned University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is celebrating its 90th year of existence this year and is using the milestone event to plan for the future – a future that builds on the institution's academic and research heritage in a way that enables...
Apr 12, 2012
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