Shandu Mulaudzi: Pikitup employees held an illegal “strike” outside their head office in Braamfontein this morning.
The workers, who are members of South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) were picketing, singing and dancing causing “chaos” on the street while members of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) and Pikitup security tried to maintain order.
Emelia Motsai and Mia Swart: THE Wits SRC held a protest today demanding that university management drop the charges brought against some of their members and other students.
Eleven students, including nine SRC members were charged for possible contravention of the university’s code of conduct. The group was charged after disrupting a musical recital by Israeli-born pianist Yossi Reshef on March 12 as part of a protest during Israel Apartheid Week.
Prelene Singh: Wits University held its second shavathon today during lunch in front of Umthombo. Students of all faculties gathered to show their support for cancer survivors and sufferers.
Thule Zwane: In an attempt to combat youth unemployment, three companies have combined resources and created an online index where corporate businesses can “register and actively contribute to the employment of young South African talent.”
Uwin Iwin, Mazars and Pleiades Media have collectively established a Youth Employment Index (YEI) which is meant to help companies track youth (individuals aged between 16-35) employment.
Shandu Mulaudzi: Wits athletes who attended a national championships in Durban last week were accommodated at the Banana Backpackers – youth hostel situated in the same building as an escort and massage parlour.
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.
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.
Emelia Motsai: Top performing Wits students were encouraged to complete their degree cum laude regardless of what discipline they were in because it would assure potential employers that they could apply themselves.
Mgudlwa spoke about the charges laid against him and fellow students after their “peaceful” protest a few weeks ago.