Hair defined me


*sigh* I need to style my hair in such a way that no one can see my hairline issues.  *sigh* I need to get a weave with a fringe or a side bang so no one can see my suffering hairline. *sigh* I can’t tie my braids back cause then the Naomi Campbell in me…

Thinking about rape theoretically


Wits academics and social commentators came together on Thursday to tackle the unusual topic of ‘theorising rape.’ The Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) hosted the panel discussion which focused on the gendered nature of rape. The intention of the panel discussion was to ‘ask people who work on themes of rape, and…

The denial: Mandela’s looming death


IN PSYCHOLOGY, there is what they call the “bereavement process”. A process that describes the stages people go through after experiencing a type of loss. Although the bereavement process is unique to all individuals who go through it, it is generally accepted that the first step is denial. Nelson Mandela has not died but it…

VOW scoops seven nominations in MTN Radio awards


First-timers Voice of Wits (VOW) scooped seven nominations in the MTN Radio Awards announced last week. VOW is one of a few finalists selected who received this honour. According to the website, there were over 1000 entries. Station manager Michael Smurthwaite said this year was the first time they entered since the re-launch of the…

Vandalism marks Israel Apartheid Week at Wits


A STUDENT wall announcing Israel Apartheid Week events was discovered to have been vandalised on Thursday morning. The words “Propaganda” and “Brain Washing” were spray-painted across the wall in large, black letters. The phrase “Realise, Real Eyes, Real Lies” was also written into a corner of the wall. The wall is used by different student…

“Con Mommies” strike Braamfontein


A group of “motherly” con artists scammed a Wits student last week after luring her away from a clothes store with promises of back door deals. Lutendo Maiwashe, 2nd year BEcon Sci, was browsing through clothes at the Legit store in Braamfontein when a middle-aged women approached her. The woman said she had a cousin…