Wits remains open - Adam Habib

Revised examination timetable will be made available to all students on Friday, 30 October

VC Statement - Update on protest

29 October 2015

Dear Staff and Students

I was asked to engage a group of protesting workers and students who made a series of demands of management.

I addressed them and provided management’s responses to these demands today, as per our previous communication in this regard. We have agreed to engage further with some of their representatives, as part of a wider stakeholder engagement, and I have undertaken to provide a response to the group on Sunday.

The University remains open and focussed on its academic programme and other operational functions, and Campus Control has been mandated to facilitate this. The police are also on standby, should they be required.

We urge all members of the University community to continue to do everything possible to allow for the completion of this academic year.

Professor Adam Habib

Vice-Chancellor and Principal

University of the Witwatersrand

29 October 2015


Exam timetable out on Friday

29 October 2015

All University activities at Wits are continuing today, 29 October 2015. All access points are open and the majority of Wits’ lectures are underway. The University has put in place additional security measures on our campuses and the police remain on standby.

The revised examination timetable will be made available to all students on Friday, 30 October.

We know that it has been a difficult time for many students and staff – we thank you for your tolerance and patience. We wish all our students the best for the upcoming examinations.

Issued by Wits University, 29 October 2015