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Andrew Human

22nd June 2018 This week we profile Andrew Human, CEO of the Loeries, an awards show that recognises and rewards creativity in the brand communication industry   

Pat Pillai

1st June 2018 This week we profile Pat Pillai, CEO of LifeCo UnLtd SA, a company that Full Name: Patmanathan 'Pat' Pillai 

Ports Authority Announces New COO

21st May 2018 As Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) settles into the new financial year 2018/19 its focus is on using its strengths to grow and diversify its business and to establish itself as a world class ports authority. Ms Nozipho Mdawe has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective... 

Reclaimers ‘dispossessed’ in Joburg’s waste-based commodity frontier

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th April 2018 Initiatives to integrate reclaimers, or waste pickers, into Johannesburg’s waste management programme have resulted in new forms of dispossession of reclaimers, says University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) human geography senior lecturer Dr Melanie Samson.  

Errol Kerst

20th April 2018 This week we profile South African Institution of Civil Engineering president Errol Kerst   

Wits University launches technology innovation programme

By: African News Agency      22nd January 2018 Wits Univesity says it has launched a digital innovation programme to help local technology start-ups grow. The project, part of local firms BCX and Telkom's innovation programme, is targeted towards digital business working in fields like agriculture, smart cities, safety and security, education... 

Gordhan joins Wits School of Governance

By: Sane Dhlamini     30th November 2017 The University of the Witswatersrand (Wits) announced on Thursday that it had appointed former Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan as a visiting professor at the Wits School of Governance, as from Friday. “He has played an integral role in South Africa’s history and we believe that his strong... 

Mining technology gets boost from new Wits-Sibanye partnership

By: Martin Creamer     9th November 2017 Mining technology is being given a Fourth Industrial Revolution boost through the new partnership struck between precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater and the Wits Mining Institute. Wits Mining Institute director Professor Fred Cawood outlined in a news release on Thursday that... 

IREM, SAIBPP and Wits partner to raise profile of South African property managers

8th November 2017 The Institute of Real Estate Management’s (IREM) Certified Property Management (CPM) designation is being introduced to South Africa to raise the profile of local real-estate managers. This initiative is being driven by the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) and the... 

Nandi Malindi becomes an Institute of Real Estate Management Certified Property Manager

8th November 2017 Nandi Malindi, a Dijalo Property Group investment analyst, recently became an Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Certified Property Manager (CPM). Malindi also holds a National Diploma in Real Estate and completed a Postgraduate Programme in Property Valuations and Management from the... 

DEHN Africa pays tribute to local partners at annual awards ceremony

15th September 2017 Lightning and surge protection solutions provider, DEHN Africa has once again acknowledged local distribution partners, recently awarding top associates at its fourth annual African partner awards ceremony, which was held at the Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg. The big winner for the evening... 

Beverage company appoints new VP

25th August 2017 Earlier this month, multinational beverage and brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB-InBev) subsidiary South African Breweries (SAB) appointed Doreen Kosi as its legal and corporate affairs VP. 

Orlando Pirates to defend their Engen Knockout Challenge title.

3rd August 2017 The draw for the Johannesburg leg of the 2017 Engen Knockout Challenge took place on 25 July at the Sunnyside Park Hotel. The eagerly anticipated tournament takes place from 04 – 06 August at the Wits Marks Park Sports Complex. Johannesburg’s football fraternity were out in force for the draw. In... 

Theo Mashego

2nd June 2017 This week we feature Theo Mashego, MD of Unidrive Electric Motors, a company that supplies and repairs electric motors.   

New State capture report launched at Wits

By: News24Wire      26th May 2017 The need for drastic economic reform cannot justify the widespread looting of state coffers, while the current state capture networks active in South Africa pose a dire threat to the country's long-term future. These were some of the sentiments shared by a group of academics gathered at the Wits... 

Sello Motau

24th March 2017 This week feature Sello Motau, CEO of Bicacon, an infrastructure development company   

Wits property asset up for sale to fund education access

By: Anine Kilian     13th December 2016 Request for proposal (RFP) documents for approved bidders for development of the University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) Frankenwald Estate, a 290 ha tract of land close to the Gautrain Marlboro station and Linbro Business Park, Johannesburg, will be made available in January. Wits... 

Wits ranks 222 globally, 2nd in Africa  

By: Sashnee Moodley     27th October 2016 The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has been ranked the second best academic institution in Africa and 222nd globally according to the 2016/17 Best Global Universities (BGU) ranking by publisher US News & World Report.  Wits scored 61.4 points, up 62 places from its 2015/16 global ranking.... 

ActionAid South Africa launches report highlighting human rights violations at Anglo Platinum mine

23rd June 2016 ActionAid South Africa (AASA) will be launching their latest research report titled, Precious Metals II – A Systemic Inequality. The report is a follow up to a similar study in 2008, and as such, demonstrates how Anglo Platinum has not delivered on their promises, and how the lives of people... 

South Africa’s stands at 49/70 in 2016 Global Country RepTrak® Study

22nd June 2016 Brand South Africa, today joined Reputation House and the Wits Business School in announcing the results of the 2016 Global Country RepTrak® Study.  South Africa stands at 49 of 70 countries assessed in the study scoring highly on the beauty of the country and the warmth and friendliness of the... 

Engenamic, Wits drive electrical energy agenda for Africa

By: Anine Kilian     17th June 2016 Sustainable access to energy is can help assist in the development of related infrastructure, as well as contributing to industrialisation and economic growth, project advisory company Engenamic CEO Ian Mckechnie said on Friday. Commenting on a capacity building programme – enableAFRICA – which... 

German forklift manufacturer re-enters SA market  

14th June 2016 Focused on being a direct service supplier to local customers, German forklift manufacturer Jungheinrich has officially re-launched its South African offices, based in Edenvale, Gauteng. Anine Kilian tells us more. 

Who’s picking up the Cheque? A focus on financial wellness at 2nd annual Vision2030 Summit

1st June 2016 Who’s picking up the Cheque? The Determinants of National Savings Rates in Emerging Market Economies: Local Challenges and Opportunities will be the topic under discussion at the Financial Services breakaway session sponsored by MMI Holdings’ Corporate and Public Sector (MMI C&PS) at the Second... 

Wits’ Lee Berger named in TIME 2016 list of world's most influential people

By: Sane Dhlamini     21st April 2016 University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) professor Lee Berger has been added to the 2016 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s yearly list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Berger is an award-winning palaeoanthropologist, researcher, explorer, author and speaker from the Evolution Studies... 

Wits, Unilever to pioneer practical work training for engineering students 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th January 2016 In the first corporate-academic partnership of its kind, consumer goods manufacturer Unilever South Africa and Wits, have announced a collaborative skills development programme that aims to provide promising engineering students with practical work experience and a premium academic qualification. 

Wits, Unilever to pioneer practical work training for engineering students  

By: Natalie Greve     19th January 2016 In the first corporate-academic partnership of its kind, consumer goods manufacturer Unilever South Africa and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have announced a collaborative skills development programme that aims to provide promising engineering students with practical work experience... 

Dearth of top-level software engineers reducing number of information technology projects

By: Schalk Burger     20th November 2015 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 (Wits) Johannesburg College... 

Students reject 6% cap on fee increase, call for 0% increase

By: News24Wire      21st October 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 protest on Wednesday. 

Selecting the right training provider: Wits gives you the edge 

19th October 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.  

Black Business Council appoints new CEO 

15th September 2015 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 initiative of the Harvard Business... 

Eskom's role in nuclear plan reviewed 

By: News24Wire      31st July 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 build programme at the Wits... 

Mboweni joins Wits as honorary professor 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th July 2015 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, India, China and South Africa, or... 

IBM’s R700m equity equivalent investment programme kicks off

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st July 2015 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 enterprise development programme marked... 

New dinosaur from South Africa gets Sesotho name

By: RDM News Wire      25th June 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 (Wits University)‚ and from... 

Chemicals personnel undergo skills training

By: Dylan Slater     20th March 2015 Chemicals production staff from chemicals company a.b.e. Construction Chemicals recently underwent a 12-month training programme, provided by the Institute for Quality Education Training and Development, to further their skills sets, the company tells Engineering News. 

Parly disruptions destabilise policy making – economist 

By: Sapa     13th February 2015 The disruptions in Parliament while President Jacob Zuma delivered his eighth State of the Nation address on Thursday night were an attempt to disrupt and destabilise policy making, an economist said. "The ugly scenes in Parliament which disrupted the State of the Nation, shows that there are... 

Instilling critical thinking into business leaders

By: Bruce Montiea     12th September 2014 The TopMBA Global 200 Business Schools Report 2013/2014 ranks the University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) Business School (WBS) at number two in the Africa and Middle East region. School head professor Steve Bluen says one of the reasons why the business school manages to place so high in the... 

Miners pouring millions into education and training 

By: Anine Kilian     5th September 2014 Education and training are integral to South Africa’s mining sector and contribute to the industry’s objective to be safer and more profitable, which is why mining majors continue to invest millions of rands in education and skills training. However, the investment does not always yield the... 

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