Pheladi Sethusa: Wits Vuvuzela went around campus to ask students if they felt that the media coverage of the apparently illegal Gupta landing at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, was warranted. We also asked for their personal thoughts on the landing.
Ray Mahlaka: TO celebrate a hundred years of Gerard Sekoto’s life, the Wits Art Museum (WAM) is staging a retrospective of his artwork in an exhibition titled Song for Sekoto 1930-2013 .
LUSANDA FUTSHANE: The world had almost given up on The Strokes. Their debut album Is This It seemed like a flash in the pan when all the albums that came after it didn’t impress as much. The band maintained a small cult following but never really grew its audience. And then, more than a decade after their meteoric rise to fame, The Strokes came back with a fifth release. Has Comedown Machine salvaged whatever was left of this New York outfit’s bruised fame?
The short answer is: sort of. The long answer starts with the band’s obstinate sound. Over ten years and four records, there’s been very little growth in The Strokes’ style. Sure, the groovy combination of garage rock with danceable indie beats was what got this band noticed in the first place. However, when that sound isn’t developed enough, what you end up with are five albums that sound almost completely the same.
The internet has done many beautiful things for us in the 21st century.
One of the things that come to mind is when I can search a name that a journalist wrote down in an article to check that it’s spelt right. Spelling of names, you see, is part of being accurate – which is fundamental when writing articles. Well, I’m sad to admit that some of our writers don’t understand this concept. But there’s no need for alarm. We are teaching them the ways. Slowly but surely, just like a sensei teaches his karate kid.
Siyavuya Makubalo: This year promises to be a great year for the Rhodes U21A side. The team bagged their second straight win against the Crusaders from Port Elizabeth.
Liesl Frankson: Bidvest Wits is facing a goal keeping crisis after the last of their experienced goalkeepers became another victim to injury during a match on Saturday.
Emile Baron suffered a broken leg and had to be stretchered off after a clash with Orlando Pirates striker, Ndumiso Mabena in the dying moments of their defeat at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday. This forced Wits to put, inexperienced 17-year-old Jethren Barr, into the poles as the last man standing.
Caro Malherbe: A “WITS sex tape” made by two students has been a hot topic of debate this week, blowing up on twitter and radio
The six-part, 30 minute sex tape begins with the male student positioning the camera. The woman, whose name is known to Wits Vuvuzela, then begins performing oral sex.
Shandu Mulaudzi: STUDENTS who have not been able to listen to campus radio station VoWFM from the comfort of their own homes may be able to do so very soon.
Currently, The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is conducting trials at VoW to look into changing the current licence they have registered and to investigate solutions to a clash in frequency with Rippel FM in Pretoria.
Mudiwa Gavaza: The Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook is a beautiful machine to behold.
One cannot help but draw a comparison between the Acer Aspire and the well-known Apple MacBook, especially the astonishingly slim MacBook Air. The Aspire S3 offers a slender and sleek design, complemented by its elegantly polished aluminium silver and grey finish.
Lauren Dixon-Paver: Renowned acoustic guitarist Gary Thomas returned to Grahamstown on Friday 19 April in what was the fourth stop of his nationwide tour.
Having recently returned from a two-month tour of Europe, this talented musician graced the stage of The Lowlander, bringing the audience a unique and spectacular display of vocal and guitar skills in an intimately casual gig.