University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, also known as Wits University, is a leading, internationally-ranked, research-intensive university located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the economic heartland of Africa. Committed to academic and research excellence and social justice, Wits generates high level scarce skills for a globally competitive world, while addressing local social and economic development. At the forefront of a changing society, Wits is a social leader, dedicated to advancing the public good.

Wits is known for its work in deep level mining, science, health sciences, accountancy, law, governance, and the humanities, amongst others. It houses five faculties which comprise 34 schools. Wits offers approximately 3 600 courses to about 32 500 full-time students, of whom about a third are postgraduate and 55% are female. Almost 65% of all doctoral candidates and about half of all enrolments are in the Science, Engineering and Technology fields. Wits has developed about 130 000 graduates in its 93 years of existence. It has a proud record in that about 87% of all publications are in accredited international journals.

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Over 80% of South Africans rely on state facilities like Chris Hani Baragwanath, the third largest hospital in the world. Shutterstock

Why delays to fixing health care are bad news for South Africans

South Africa's Competition Commission has delayed the release of the final report of an inquiry into the private healthcare again.
Une aquarelle représentant les différents niveaux du Maris-Séraphique. Sur l'entre-pont s'entassaient les esclaves. Dessin de rené Lhermitte, 1770.

Débat : la restitution d'oeuvres d'art africain ravive les ambiguïtés d'une relation inéquitable

La question de la restitution repose directement et plus globalement celle du pillage humain, économique et culturel dont l’Afrique a fait, et continue d’ailleurs de faire l’objet.

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