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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South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation minister, Lindiwe Sisulu (second left) with ministers from Brazil and India. DIRCO

Foreign policy priorities South Africa should pursue

Three urgent issues at the interplay of foreign and domestic affairs will be of strategic long-term importance to South Africa and Africa.
Des personnes fuyant leur domicile, à Beira au Mozambique, après le passage du cyclone tropical Idai. Denis Onyodi/IFRC

Idai, cyclone sans frontières

Les tempêtes récentes alertent tristement sur l’avenir des cyclones tropicaux dans la région, qui risquent de s’intensifier sous l’influence du changement climatique.
People leaving their homes in the flooded section of Praia Nova, Beira, Mozambique in the wake of tropical cyclone Idai. Denis Onyodi/ IFRC handout

Tropical cyclone Idai: The storm that knew no boundaries

The recent storms provide a grim reminder of the prospect of future tropical cyclones in a region under continued threat from climate change.
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Mengapa waktu bermain gadget untuk anak dan remaja harus dibatasi?

Pakar memperingatkan bahwa waktu penggunaan gadget yang berlebihan meningkatkan risiko obesitas, kebugaran fisik yang rendah, kecemasan dan depresi.

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