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Most popular Witsie resigns from SRC
Leon Jamaine Mithi (pictured), a law student who heads up the DA-aligned ProjectW faction of the Wits SRC and polled the most votes in the election of this year’s SRC, shocked everyone on campus Monday by tendering his resignation to VC Prof Adam Habib. Mihti blames actions and inactions by Prof Habib’s office for his resignation. Habib told Jewish Report this was nonsense. See the Spotlighting graphic that got the Prof tweeting up a storm Tuesday.
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2015/07/15/most-popular-witsie-resigns-from-src
Most popular Witsie resigns from SRC, Mithi in his resignation. The Wits SRC is made up of two broad groupings, ProjectW and the ANC, the resignation letter on Tuesdaywith an anti-Wits graphic (see also below this story) which resulted, .” In all of these instances, Mithi tells the Vice Chancellor, he has laid complaints to the Wits authorities, provided “damning evidence” including pictures and video material, yet Wits did not press, election, Mihti can be considered the most popular student among Wits students. He accuses Habib
‘Witsies’ excited about getting a Hebrew Society
A group of Wits students of all religions were elated on Monday after hearing that their application to form a Hebrew Society had been approved at the eleventh hour. With orientation week, commonly known as ‘O-week’ set to begin on campus on Monday January 30, clubs and societies set up shop to attract members, and, had the approval not been granted this week, it would have delayed the students’ plans for a year.
https://www.sajr.co.za/sa/organisations/2017/01/24/witsies-excited-about-getting-a-hebrew-society
Witsies’ excited about getting a Hebrew Society, affairs,” he said. While there had been a Hebrew Department at Wits in the past, chaired, and the University is managing it as such, in line with its relevant rules, policies and procedure,” Wits
SAUJS on Wits support for 'Solidarity Week'
SA Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS) National Chairman Natan Pollack issued a statement about the Johannesburg City's aligning with BDS and Wits' SRC to host a "Palestinian Solidarity Week". In a widely-circulated letter, Natan said that an "e-mail released by the University of the Witwatersrand on Wednesday announced the commencement of a Palestinian Solidarity Week hosted by the university’s Student Representative Council (SRC) . "SAUJS," he said, was" fully aware of the event as well as the many concerns of our members regarding it." Read what else he had to say...
https://www.sajr.co.za/sa/organisations/2015/03/25/saujs-on-wits-support-for-solidarity-week
SAUJS on Wits support for 'Solidarity Week', of the SRC is to promote the interests of all Wits students, not those which align with their own, Wits student communit, rather than push the agendas of a particular sector of it. SAUJS is deeply, of the Wits community while being opposed by others. This is a flagrant abuse of the SRC’s mandate. We commend the Wits SRC for not supporting the Israel Apartheid Week. However, it has become, by sending students e-mails which do not pertain to their interests. SAUJS, on behalf of its Wits
Sanctioned students hit back at Wits
Wits students found guilty of disrupting Reshef concert plan to appeal 2-year suspended expulsions & vowed not to do a "single minute" of the 80 hours of community service the university had ordered them to carry out. Calling the Wits disciplinary process a “kangaroo court” they say it was their duty “as community leaders to stand up against the injustice of Zionism." Prof Habib hits back.
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2014/01/22/sanctioned-students-hit-back-at-wits
Sanctioned students hit back at Wits, The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) announced earlier this week that a verdict had been, of one year,” says Professor Adam Habib, Wits’ Vice-Chancellor and Principal (PICTURED BELOW RIGHT, arrived to deliver a lecture on "economic freedom" in 2011. Wits students who sang the song replaced, ." In 2013 protesters at a Wits-organised replacement concert for the abandoned Reshef concert, chanted, events, one at Wits and one at Rhodes,” which, wrote Volpe, bore comparison. Who is Tokelo ‘Toks
20% of Wits’ chosen matriculants Jewish
VC Prof Adam Habib has awarded awarded R50k-a-year bursaries to “Crème de la crème“ of 2014 matrics – two of the 10 being Shannon Rabinowitz and Ricky Smith.
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2014/01/16/20-of-wits-chosen-matriculants-jewish
20% of Wits’ chosen matriculants Jewish, Wits University has awarded Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships to the 10 most outstanding 2013 matriculants from all schools who have chosen to do their undergraduate degrees at the university. Two 2013 matriculants from King David Linksfield in Johannesburg are among the chosen 10, progress over the next few years.” Wits annually administers about R500 million in financial aid, and other institutions. According to Habib, over half of Wits’ students received bursaries
Wits management adopt tough stand on BDS
The management of Wits have made a clear statement on the fact that BDS-supporting “student leaders deliberately misled the management of the University” and the campus’ Palestinian Solidarity Committee lied to administration they got the orienteering club to book main lawns – pre-publicity. This they had done by using the Wits Orienteering Club “to book the lawns for the week under the pretence of other activities.” Read what the tough-talking acting-VC told students today…
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2016/03/02/wits-management-adopt-tough-stand-on-bds
Wits management adopt tough stand on BDS, with responsibilities.” READ: STAND-OFF AFTER 'BDS-INSPIRED WITS'SUBTERFUGE’ The full statement issued by Wits’ Senior Executive Team on Wednesday March 2: Dear Colleagues and Students Events, was undertaken and the potential consequences thereof. Members of the Wits Palestinian Solidarity Committee, alerting anyone, they resorted to using members of the Wits Orienteering Club to book the lawns, deem important given that violence has broken out at Wits during previous events associated
Hebrew Society at Wits is finally approved
A group of Wits students of all religions were elated on Monday after hearing that their application to form a Hebrew Society had been approved at the eleventh hour. With orientation week, commonly known as “O-week” set to begin on campus next Monday, January 30, clubs and societies set up shop to attract members and, had the approval not been granted this week, it would have delayed the students’ plans for a year.
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2017/02/03/hebrew-society-at-wits-is-finally-approved
Hebrew Society at Wits is finally approved, Department at Wits in the past, chaired by the late Prof Jocelyn Hellig, none has existed for many, it as such, in line with its relevant rules, policies and procedure,” Wits senior communications
Stand-off after 'BDS-inspired Wits subterfuge’
Prof Zeblon Vilakazi, acting-VC at Wits (pictured), asked Jewish Report on Wednesday to assure Jewish students that the university was doing its utmost to firmly deal with BDS’ illegal actions of beginning Israel Apartheid Week seven days early and thus illegally creating an ongoing stand-off with Wits' management. The question remains: will Wits walk the strong talk its offering and conveyed to the Jewish community?
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2016/03/02/stand-off-after-'bds-inspired-wits'subterfuge
Stand-off after 'BDS-inspired Wits subterfuge’, The erection of a Palestine solidarity exhibit on Wits campus on Monday is an act, across university campuses across the country next week. Wits management demanded the students leave, vice-chancellor for Research and Post-Graduate Affairs at Wits, told Jewish Report on Wednesday, there for the week. Tuesday saw a stand-off between Wits management and the organisers, with both refusing, was signed by both parties”, Prof Vilakazi on Wednesday said that Wits management’s attempts to have
Wits Jewish SRC candidates can make a difference
This year 3 Jewish Wits SRC candidates are again in the running next week. The candidates are hoping that both Jewish and non-Jewish students who are their friends, will turn out in numbers to vote as they did last year. They are again running on the Project W ticket. The PW website lists the many positive contributions by the party and the Jewish students on the Wits campus over the past year and lauds their effective delivery of improved services. See who is standing and VOTE!
https://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2014/08/27/wits-jewish-src-candidates-can-make-a-difference
Wits Jewish SRC candidates can make a difference, Three Jewish students were elected to the Wits SRC last year on the Project W ticket and all made, and the Jewish students on the Wits campus over the past year. These include helping to “create a calmer campus” and making “the SRC accountable to the students”. They also ran new initiatives such as the Wits, donated to the Wits humanitarian fund. The website lauds the effective delivery of Ethan Genende, close to the heart of Wits students such as the Wits silent march against abuse”. She also
Wits’ draws line on anti-Israel protest
10 Wits students guilty of misconduct for disruption or incitement at Yossi Reshef piano recital last March. By issuing 2-year suspended sentences & 80 hour community service VC Prof Adam Habib drew the line between protest & hooliganism, much to the delight of SAUJS and the SAJBD – both of which orgs applauded Wits today
https://www.sajr.co.za/sa/organisations/2014/01/20/wits-draws-line-on-anti-israel-protest
Wits’ draws line on anti-Israel protest, Hooliganism dealt harsh blow by Habib The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has announced, , Wits’ Vice-Chancellor and Principal. “The sentence is suspended provided that the students, ,” added Habib. Board applauds Wits for ‘firm & unambiguous stand’ National executive director of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) issued a statement Monday in which she “applauds Wits University, .” The outcome of the hearings, says Wendy, “sends out a clear message that Wits remains committed

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