Pheladi Sethusa: The Wits Vuvuzela team (#teamvuvu), was challenged in a #NekNomination from Wapad, the student publication of the North West University. We had 24 hours to take on the challenge of making a difference and recording it.
Exam stress comes from a variety of origins - from the lack of DP to the huge amount of pressure from the volume of work you need to remember. Tension headaches and anxiety attacks are just two symptoms of exam stress. Studies from the American Institute of Stress show that symptoms include forgetfulness, not being able to concentrate and being unable to learn new information – all of which are bad news for exam situations. This leads me to wonder why we are put through this torture.
Red October does nothing but deepen the racial divide that is already so problematic in our country. The campaign calls on citizens of the world to unite and speak out against the oppression of and violence against white South Africans. Is the oppression of and violence against any citizen of the world not equally deserving of such recognition, then?
Leigh-Ann Carey: THE ISSUE of disabilities has always been a sore point for the university and, barring a few extraordinary individuals, it has been treated with reluctance and a measure of reservation.
Everybody in management knows how to talk the talk to impress university stakeholders and guests. But the reality is much different.
Jamie Mighti: SOUTH Africa is a strange country, where the level of sports excellence is hilariously inconsistent. On the one hand, Bafana Bafana keep losing games and can only dream of the World Cup, while in contrast the cricket and rugby teams rank amongst the best in the world.
The answer can be found in Sir Alex Ferguson, the greatest coach of all time. The answer to how to create a Wits that ranks in the top 100 universities lies in the Alex Ferguson rule.
Pearl Pillay: OVER THE past few weeks, the hills of Wits have come alive with the sound of democracy.
“Elections” seems to be the buzzword on campus of late. Whether it be clubs and societies, house committees or (my personal favourite) SRC elections, students have come out in their numbers to honour the democratic process and make their voices heard.
Julia Fish: As a true sports fan I get pretty pumped up about practically any sport. During the dry season (no pun intended for those without water this week) between masters, majors and opens, I find myself getting amped about reruns of women’s curling championships. I will watch everything from cricket to rugby, soccer to netball and will toss in some equestrian just for the heck of it.
Parusha Naaido: “I know this is going to sound bad but I can’t believe Mandela is still…” my friend hesitated as she searched for the right words.
I decided to help her out, “What? Alive?” I didn’t blame my friend for her scepticism. Since Mandela’s admission into the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on June 8th this year, the world has been on death watch.
Mabine Seabe II: A recent survey commissioned by Youth Lab and conducted by Pondering Panda, revealed that the two main issues which young South Africans grapple with are education and unemployment. This is not surprising, considering that the World Economic Forum ranks the quality of South Africa’s maths and science education second from last; and around 70% of citizens aged between 25 and 34 are unemployed. South Africa’s youth have legitimate reasons for regarding unemployment and education at the top of their list of concerns.
Caro Malherbe: Beautifully articulated and embedded within the South African Bill of Rights lies the right to freedom of expression by individuals and by the press.