Editorial & Letters
October 2010 editorial

Reviews
Caves of the Ape-Men
Bushman Letters

Social
October 2010 Social pages

Photo Essays
Witsie Picnic
GoPro HD Time lapse Castrol - Celebration Show
GoPro HD Wide angle video of Castrol Celebration
Wits University Great Hall Light Show

Obituaries
Birch, Kenneth (1914 – 2010)
Giesekke, Ernst (1941 – 2010)
Klomfass, Roland Gerald “Roly” (1926 – 2010)
Koopowitz, J Ivan “Koopie” (1932 – 2010)
McCartney, Dennis Roux (1927 – 2010)
Meyerowitz, Basil “Sarge” (1929 – 2010)
Partridge, Timothy (1942 – 2009)
Simmons, Kenneth Harlan (1933 – 2010)
Soggot, David (1931 – 2010)

At Wits End
The ferryman and the atom bomb

Alumni with the edge


WITSReview in Flash

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News

Jerome Govender
The Gautrain man
October 2010
Jerome Govender rides the Gautrain incognito most days of the week. He swipes his prepaid card at the turnstile like every other passenger and boards the train at the Sandton station, bound for OR Tambo International Airport.
Zubair Jinnah
Unearthed croco fossil reveals ancient African ecosystem secrets
October 2010
The discovery of a new species of a cat-like crocodile fossil in Tanzania by Wits scientist Zubair Jinnah (BSc 2005, BSc Hons 2006) is expected to shed light on animal life in sub-Saharan Africa as it was 100 million years ago.

Alumni Achievers

Adam Levy
Redefining city living
October 2010
In a quest to create spaces that bring brilliant people together, lawyer-turned-property developer Adam Levy is transforming Braamfontein by refurbishing unique buildings.
Phaledi
Method in her madness
October 2010
Petite, vivacious Pheladi Gwangwa is the calm, level-headed eye of the Talk Radio 702 storm. Since taking over as station manager in 2005, Gwangwa has steered 702 onto an FM frequency and overseen sweeping changes to its content and on-air line-up, helping it reclaim its status as Gauteng’s most popular talk radio station.

Newsbytes

Champion tree
Wits ‘giant’ is a champion
October 2010
A giant bluegum tree on the Gavin Relly Green on West Campus, believed to be the largest tree in Johannesburg, has beaten one in 150-million odds to be listed as South Africa’s 44th Champion Tree.
The "hub"
“The Hub” to provide 21st century 360° training facilities
October 2010
The Professional Development Hub (PDH) is a new state-of-the-art venue on Wits East Campus, set to provide comprehensive training and development services from refurbished premises on Empire Road in Parktown.



Bidvest
Bidvest-Wits trophy cup runneth over to benefit students in need
October 2010
Winners of the 2010 Nedbank Cup, Bidvest-Wits FC, have contributed R1-million of their R6-million winnings to Wits University to support students who perform well academically but are in financial need.
Bruce Rubidge
Wits helps to unlock ancient mysteries
October 2010
As world-leaders in palaeoscientific analysis and discovery, Wits University scientists are at the cutting edge when it comes to tracing humanity – and life itself – back to its origins, and shedding light on how we arrived where we are today.

Features

Ballim
Bridge builder
October 2010
Professor Yunus Ballim, Wits University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic, grew up on the streets of Kliptown, Soweto, in the days before forced removals in the early 1970s displaced coloured, Indian, Chinese and white families from the area.
Evan May
Giving voice to graduates
October 2010
With five degrees from Wits and a relationship with the University that has endured since 1968, Dr Ivan May, newly elected President of Convocation, is eminently equipped to preside over the Executive Committee (Exco) of Convocation. May took office in July 2010 and will preside for four years.



The Hillman building
The Hillman Building: A living treasure
October 2010
Located behind the South West Engineering Building and adjacent to Central Block, the Hillman Engineering Building is worth more than a passing glance. In fact, it demands a visit because it is a building that truly lives its past, its present and its future.