Article originally published on May 11, 2015 by Wits Vuvuzela, written by Rafieka Williams As the public awaits President Jacob Zuma’s release of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry report, miners and family members affected by the events of Marikana get a chance to share their experiences of the Commission. Veteran lawyer and anti-apartheid activist, George Bizos, […]Read More Marikana miners and family reflect on commission experiences
Oringinally published onApril 29, 2015 by Wits Vuvuzela written by Rafieka Williams The train was on its way from Pretoria to Johannesburg when it collided with a stationary carriage. A train crash in Denver, Johannesburg left one person dead and over 240 people injured, on Tuesday. “I just heard this loud bang. The coach flew […]Read More One killed and 240 injured in Denver train crash
Originially published in Wits Vuvuzela on April 24, 2015 written by Rafieka Williams A group of BCMP (Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice) students are facing disciplinary action after it was discovered that they skipped out on hours during their hospital rotations. Some Wits clinical medical practice students are facing disciplinary action, including being forced to de-register […]Read More Wits clinical med practice students facing disciplinary action
Originally published: April 19, 2015 by Rafieka Williams on Wits Vuvuzela Young people from Johannesburg used social media to mobilise a march to the Gauteng Legislature in an anti-xenophobia silent protest Using social media and the hashtag“#SilentProtest”, a group of young people came together in an anti-xenophobia silent protest in Johannesburg CBD (Central Business Dsitrict), yesterday. Starting with a […]Read More Social media used to mobilise youth against xenophobia
Originally published: April 8, 2015 by Rafieka Williams on Wits Vuvuzela Combining creativity and academia, the International Doing Human Conference hopes to “transform people’s thinking”. A novel conference that aims to interrogate the idea of the human, will bring together academics and creatives at Wits University next week The Doing Human conference takes place from April 14-16 with […]Read More Conference to shift human perceptions
Originally published: March 16, 2015 by Rafieka Williams on Wits Vuvuzela website. In light of the start of Johannesburg cycle week there is a difference in opinion between public transport and cyclists. This week will be used as a way to educate commuters about the use of cycling lanes. But taxi drivers and bus drivers, are complaining about […]Read More To cycle or not to cycle, that is the question!
By Rafieka Williams It’s 8:32am on a Monday morning. I am two minutes late for the first day of boot camp. As I step in, I squeal out an apologetic murmur, thinking that it would suffice for a measly two minutes. Surely they’ll go easy on us, it’s only the first day, or so I […]Read More Wits Vuvuzela boot camp: not for the faint hearted
The British American Tobacco (BAT) has fueled controversy after it was discovered by SARS to be involved in dishonest dealings of corporate espionage. Here are a few important facts about the company and their operations in South Africa. By Rafieka Williams 1. Multi-Billion dollar company: BAT is a leading supplier of tobacco in the country and […]Read More The six most important things you need to know about British American Tobacco operations in South Africa