2008 Ruth First Lecture by Hillary Joffee

On a dark and stormy morning in January Eskom made a decision that was to have a huge impact on the economy and on the political landscape. It declared an emergency, “force majeure: it told its largest customers that it could not guarantee them power. It was a...
Law Focus – Blacklisting of Maintenance defaulters

Law Focus – Blacklisting of Maintenance defaulters

The Department of Justice just passed into law the Maintenance Amendment Act that seeks inter alia to blacklist defaulters of maintenance support. It also seeks to speed up the process of locating the suspect in the event of a complaint. Law Focus this week seeks to...
Vote for VoWFM to win Station of the Year Award

Vote for VoWFM to win Station of the Year Award

Wits University campus radio station Voice of Wits (VowFM) have been nominated eight times in the annual Liberty Radio Awards. The station, hosted by the Wits Radio Academy in the department of Journalism and Media Studies, will also compete against commercial radio...
Law Focus – Listeriosis and class action

Law Focus – Listeriosis and class action

Listeriosis has claimed 180 lives in South Africa. Listeria is a bacteria that attacks the immune system and is found products like polony and meat products. The bacteria was traced back to the facilities in Polokwane that belong to Tiger. Law Focus this week brings...
THE SCIENCE INSIDE – Lassa Fever

THE SCIENCE INSIDE – Lassa Fever

The current outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria is much higher than the yearly norm. We find out what’s happening with Prof Lucille Blumberg, deputy director of NCID. In Unscience, your personality might be the reason you are addicted to social media. Later Dr. Bianca...