Graduation 2 April - 09:30

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Graduation Ceremony

Date: 02 April 2024

Time: 09:30

Venue: The Great Hall

and Graduation Office
Floor, Room 2021, Solomon Mahlangu House
011 717 1280/1




A hearty congratulations to the class of 2024! Some of you entered university as the world sank into a global pandemic, COVID-19; some were already pursuing their studies at this world class university, the University of the Witwatersrand. We applaud you for strength of character, grit, and commitment to success.

Our country continues to experience a plethora of challenges that threaten our economic stability and social cohesion, further deepening inequality and hopelessness. It is in this century that, as one of the member states of the UN that approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we intend to eradicate inequality, achieve peace, prosperity, and dignity for all, through partnerships while preserving the planet for future generations. We cannot achieve these lofty ambitions without your wisdom and servant leadership as you embark on your careers.

Your hard work and dedication to achieve your dreams is a true reflection of your resilience and commitment. It is this resilience that makes us confident that you have what it takes to build a better future that is equal and just. History has proven time and again that it is the weakest amongst us that determine our strength as a nation. The highly educated have the responsibility to enlighten and fight for social justice for the marginalised, for the good of humankind.

As you venture into the world, take time to expand the depth and breath of your knowledge. Read outside your specialisation, engage with people outside your comfort zone. Be lifelong learners. Understand the plight of people less fortunate than yourself. Leaders who leave footprints worth emulating, are not only the brightest but also those who take time to learn from others, who are accountable for their actions and omissions, who use what they know and what they have, to make the world a better place. Leaders who care! Those leaders do this consistently with Integrity. May you be those leaders!



Dear Wits Graduate,

Congratulations on successfully completing your academic programme at the University of the Witwatersrand, the premier University on the continent.

You are now a member of an elite group of graduates of this august institution. More than 200 000 alumni at the cutting edge of excellence, both locally and internationally in business, the public sector, the academy, and in civil society have trodden this path.

Today, you become a member of this illustrious community.

Over the past 100 years, Wits has grown into one of the leading universities on the continent and a globally respected institution for its teaching and learning, knowledge creation and generation, and social impact. It has shaped the lives of many and changed society for good. You are now an integral part of this proud and enduring legacy. Here at Wits, we actively pursue excellence and societal relevance in everything we do. From the abstract to the practical, our focus is on creating a space for the best thought, knowledge, and expertise to be unearthed and nurtured. Wits is renowned for its intellectual leadership and for nurturing critical thinkers, creative innovators, problem-posers, and problem solvers. We have strived to match your ambition and drive to overcome the challenges thrown our way by the pandemic. Together we have reached the crest of the hill and proven, once again that excellence is achievable, even in times of uncertainty and adversity.

Your success has furthered our commitment to equipping the next generation of leaders with the skills and determination that you will need to find innovative and sustainable solutions to the pressing problems of the 21st Century.

As a Wits graduate, you had access to an exceptional educational experience. You have been exposed to a world-class academic and research programme and a vibrant community that makes you a true global citizen. You have been part of an institution that generates cutting-edge knowledge and innovation for South Africa and the world. It is now time for you to step into the world and use that experience, for good. We know that you will enter the next stage of your journey with the determination to build a better society tomorrow. I want to encourage you to remain a part of the Wits family by participating in our alumni programme and by further advancing the reputation of your alma mater.

Best wishes for the next steps of your journey and congratulations on being such a big part of the history of this illustrious institution.

Gaudeamus igitur

Juvenes dum sumus


Post jucundum juventutem

Post molestam senectutem Nos habebit humus.

Ubi sunt qui ante nos

In mundo fuere?

Vadite ad superos

Transite in inferos

Hos si vis videre.

Vita nostra brevis est Brevi finietur.

Venit mors velociter

Rapit nos atrociter

Nemini parcetur.

Vivat academia

Vivant professores

Vivat membrum quodlibet

Vivat membra quaelibet

Semper sint in flore.

Vivant omnes virgines

Faciles, formosae.

Vivant et mulieres

Tenerae amabiles

Bonae laboriosae.

Vivant et republica et qui illam regit.

Vivat nostra civitas, Maecenatum caritas

Quae nos hic protegit.

Pereat tristitia, Pereant osores.

Pereat diabolus, Quivis antiburschius

Atque irrisores.

Let us rejoice therefore

While we are young.

After a pleasant youth

After a troublesome old age

The earth will have us.

Where are they

Who were in the world before us?

You may cross over to heaven

You may go to hell

If you wish to see them.

Our life is brief

It will be finished shortly.

Death comes quickly

Atrociously, it snatches us away.

No one is spared.

Long live the academy!

Long live the teachers!

Long live each male student!

Long live each female student!

May they always flourish!

Long live all maidens

Easy and beautiful!

Long live mature women also, Tender and loveable

And full of good labor.

Long live the State

And the One who rules it!

Long live our City

And the charity of benefactors

Which protects us here!

Let sadness perish!

Let haters perish!

Let the devil perish!

Let whoever is against our school

Who laughs at it, perish!


Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika

Maluphakanyisw’ uphondo lwayo, Yizwa imithandazo yethu, Nkosi sikelela

Thina lusapho lwayo.

Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso, O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho, O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso, Setjhaba sa, South Afrika — South Afrika.

Uit die blou van onse hemel, Uit die diepte van ons see, Oor ons ewige gebergtes, Waar die kranse antwoord gee,

Sounds the call to come together, And united we shall stand, Let us live and strive for freedom In South Africa our land.

The Wits Choir has been around since 1995. Their repertoire is colourful and vibrant. They perform regularly at graduations and important ceremonies. The Wits Choir has toured internationally as well as playing host to other choirs here. They are also active in the community, undertaking choral outreach programmes.

The Wits Choir


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Theaudiencewillrise astheacademicprocession enters thehallandwillremain standing untilthe Acting Vice-Chancellorisinplace

TheActing Vice-Chancellor willconstitutethecongregation

TheActing Vice-Chancellor willwelcomethegraduands,diplomates and guests

Addressto the congregation

Conferment of degreesand granting ofdiplomas

TheActing Presidentof Convocationwilladdressthe graduatesanddiplomates

TheActing Vice-Chancellor willdissolvethecongregation

Theaudiencewillstandwhile Ihele is played

Membersoftheaudiencearerequestedtostandwhiletheacademicprocessionleavesthehallandnottoleavethe hallbeforethe end oftheceremony.


Intheeventofload-sheddingorpowercuts,theGreatHallmaybecometotallydarkuntilthegeneratorcomesinto operation.





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RESEARCH REPORT: TheimpactofICT adoptiononbusinessperformance among SMEs in South Africa

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MATSHAYA, Zintle Apiwe Governance (Development and Economics)

RESEARCH REPORT: Potential ofthe districtdevelopmentmodel(DDM) toaddresssocialandeconomic challengesin the O.R.TamboDistrict

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RESEARCH REPORT: Environmental,social,governanceinvestingandpreservationofretirementsavingsinSouth Africa

MOKONE, PlantinaTsholofelo Public Policy

RESEARCH REPORT: Participatory researchinSouthAfrica'ssocio-economicimpactassessmentsystems

MOKOTEDI, PrinceNkitsing Security

RESEARCH REPORT: TheamalgamationofUmkhontoweSizwecombatantswiththeSouthAfricanPoliceService


MOLAPO,Makgaba Samuel Governance (Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation)

RESEARCH REPORT: Assessingthechallengesin attainingthepredetermined organisationalperformance objectivesintheGauteng Officeof the Premier

MOTAU,Thabitha Mmadira Innovation Studies

RESEARCH REPORT: Technologicalupgradingand secondaryinnovationinthe South African ITindustry

MOTHOAGAE, Vuyokazi Digital Business

RESEARCH REPORT: Factors influencing the adoptionof mobile moneytransferservicesinSouthAfrica

MPUNGOSE, Nomvelo Carol Digital Business

RESEARCH REPORT: Exploringthe perceivedbenefitsandchallenges ofTeleworking in South Africa

MTEBELE, Itumeleng Innovation Studies

RESEARCH REPORT: Technologicalcatch-upandrailwayinnovation atTransnetin South Africa

NDLOVU, Linah Governance (Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation)

RESEARCH REPORT: EvaluatingtheinfluenceofstakeholderparticipationintheM&Eprocessofgreentechnology projects

NHLANHLA, Khulekani Innovation Studies

RESEARCH REPORT: Sustainablebusinessmodelinnovation andESGperformance inthe South African mining industry

NHLAPO-CHAOANE, KwandisiweNondumiso Strategic Marketing

RESEARCH REPORT: Sustainablemarketingpracticesand South Africanconsumers'behavioural intentions regarding green products

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RESEARCH REPORT: Practicesandsuccessfactors ofaninnovationhubin South Africa

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RESEARCH REPORT: Digitalglobal businessservices: adiversificationprospectforSouth Africantelecoms operators owningsubmarinecables

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RESEARCH REPORT: Theimpactofwork fromhomeandhybridmode oncybersecuritypracticesinSouth Africa

PAYNE, ColleenZolile Strategic Marketing

RESEARCH REPORT: Consumerattitudestowards mobilemarketinginSouth Africa

PHAJANE, SamuelTebogo

DISSERTATION: Therole ofpaymentsregulation in mobilepaymentsadoption: thecase ofMogale City,Gauteng, South Africa

RAMOSHEBI, Koketso Digital Business

RESEARCH REPORT: Theinfluenceofethicalproductionpracticesonconsumerpurchaseintentionsfromultrafast fashione-tailers

REDDY, Prinesa Governance (Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation)

RESEARCH REPORT: Theconceptualisationoffood securitybased on programmeevaluationsinSub-Saharan Africa

SEKHOKOANE, Lindeni Governance (Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation)

RESEARCH REPORT: Impactof Buyisa Ubuntu FoodBankon livelihoodsof Kagisoresidentsduring Covid-19


SHONHIWA, PrinceJimmyGugu Innovation Studies

RESEARCH REPORT: Openinnovationculture and productdevelopment in aSouth African telecommunications operator

SIDALI, NozukoNozi Digital Business

RESEARCH REPORT: AnassessmentoftheABSAinformationtechnologystrategyasabusinessinnovationmodel

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RESEARCH REPORT: Investigatingpolicyexclusion ofheterosexualmaleperpetratorsin the NationalStrategic Planongender-basedviolenceandfemicide

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MONYEBODI, KhutsoJoshua

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ADRIAAN, Jason Stanley Digital Business

AIDOO,Victoria Maame Esi Digital Business

ALEXANDER,Cavell Winston Digital Business

BAKER, Camille Cordelia Digital Business

BALOI,Mutshinyani Energy Leadership (Electricity)

BHAYED,Raees Business Administration

BHIYA, Bettinah Andiswa Business Administration


CHAUKE,Cornelius Bonani Energy Leadership

CHETTY,Chantal Digital Business

CHETTY,Deveshen Digital Business

DAWLALL,Rashitha Digital Business

DEKLERK,Nicolaas Digital Business

DELANGE, WillemJohannes Business Administration

DIALE, Koloane Matildah Security


Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

DLAMINI, BongumenziCebolenkhosi Energy Leadership

DULABH, PreeteshKumarPravesh Business Administration

DUNN, BrettGerard Digital Business

DUZE, Sibusiso Ernest Digital Business

FRANCIS,DoraFiona Digital Business

GOVENDER,Rubavathie Digital Business

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GOVENDER, SherwynAlvin Digital Business

GOVENDER,Thiloshini Energy Leadership

GOWAN, Sahil Business Administration

HAEFNER,Cassidy (with Distinction) Business Administration

HENDERSON,Shaun Digital Business

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Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

HOLLOWAY,Jacqueline (with Distinction) Digital Business

HUSSAIN, Aluwieya Energy Leadership (Electricity)

KADIR,Nazeera Digital Business

KAMPI,Sifiso Business Administration

KASONGO,GlodyKiomba Digital Business


KHARIVHE, MufunwainiJohanna Digital Business

KHOSA, Shanti Energy Leadership

KHUZWAYO, Asanda Energy Leadership

KOKOROPO,MphoGladys Digital Business

KUBUSHI,MahataGregory Digital Business

LEFOKA,Mahlompho Masempe Digital Business

LEKGALAGADI,Omphile Theophyllus Digital Business

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MABAPA, PulengPearl Energy Leadership

MABAPA,Rosina Moore Digital Business

MABASA, Asive Aura Digital Business

MABASO,Mthobisi Digital Business

MABETLELA,TebogoOnicca Digital Business

MABUZA, ElmahTsholofetso Energy Leadership

MABUZA, SibongiseniWilliam Energy Leadership

MACHETHE, Molatelo Business Administration

MADIMA,Mulweli Digital Business

MAKGOBATHE,MphoJackson Security

MAKHANYA, Sindisiwe Immaculate Energy Leadership

MAKHANYA, VusiSamkelo Energy Leadership

MALEFETSA, ItumelengJohannes Philanthropy and Resource Mobilisation

MALGAS, Sibongile Digital Business

MALINGA, WitnessThandeka Business Administration

MALL,Yashaar Mikhail Digital Business


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MANDAHA,Lufuno Energy Leadership

MANDLA, Sekiwe Public and Development Management

MANGLA,Mayuri Sunil Digital Business

MANILAL, Shimera Digital Business

MANKAZANA,Lunga Energy Leadership (Electricity)

MAPHUMULO,NobuhleMandisa Digital Business

MAPILI,NosiphiwoZelda Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

MARITZ,Rudi Security

MASEKO, Mamello Digital Business

MASEKO,Ncamane Samuel Digital Business

MASHANZHE,Takalani (with Distinction) Energy Leadership

MASHIYA, Njabulo Philanthropy and Resource Mobilisation

MATLOU,MatsobaneJohn Security

MATSANE, PhilaNtombikayiseShaunell Digital Business

MAZIBUKO, KaraboHazel Digital Business

MCHUNU,Siyathokoza Digital Business

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MINNIE, SelwynLamond Energy Leadership

MKHABELA,Itumeleng Energy Leadership

MKHANGALA, Lubabalo Digital Business

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MKORONGO,Mark Digital Business

MMUOE,Kabelo Khunou Digital Business

MODISE, Keitshokile Energy Leadership (Electricity)


MOEKETSE,Makili Energy Leadership (Electricity)

MOFOKENG,Fako Energy Leadership

MOGARI,Thato Eric Energy Leadership

MOJELA, Morufa Meriam Business Administration

MORKEL, DeclanClive (with Distinction) Energy Leadership (Electricity)

MOROOLE,Thuso Digital Business

MOROTA,Puleng Digital Business

MOSALO,MmankitsingMmathibedi Digital Business

MOTALE, MogomotsiNthebe Public and Development Management

MOTJELELE, NkoshiloJack Digital Business

MPHOFU, Amogelang Aubrey Energy Leadership

MPOYO, Aluwani Eulanda Digital Business

MSANE, SibonakalisoThamsanqa Energy Leadership (Electricity)

MTHOMBENI, KabeloLydia Energy Leadership

MUHLBERG,Mandy Energy Leadership

MUKENDI, Marie-ClaireDina Digital Business

MUKHEIBER,Taryn Ann Business Administration

MUKWEVHO,Mulalo Precious Energy Leadership

NAIDOO,Shivani (with Distinction) Digital Business

NANGAMMBI,Fhumulani Energy Leadership (Electricity)

NARANDAS, Avish Mahindra Digital Business

NDLEBE,Nasiphi Digital Business

NEGOTA,HumbulaniIsaac Security

NEMATSWERANE, JerryTakalani Digital Business

NGANJE, FritzIkome (with Distinction) Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

NKABINDE,Zamalotshwa Yolinda Digital Business

NKWINIKA, Melvin Bongani Energy Leadership


NOQAYI, ArethaBabalwa (with Distinction) Energy Leadership

NTINI,NkosinathiEmmanuel Security

NTOMBELA, AyandaJunior Energy Leadership

NTSHANGASE,FezileOctavia Public and Development Management

NUNGU,Joe Manycks Digital Business

OBI,Ikemnna Veli Business Administration

OBISIE-ORLU,VincentObisienunwo Energy Leadership

OGOUNGA,WilliamsWanatimi Digital Business

PARADZA,PasinainiPeterTinashe Business Administration

PATEL, Naina Business Administration

PATHER, Kiyaan Business Administration

PERUMAL,GerardAnthony Energy Leadership

PHADAGI, Thinavhuyo Irene Digital Business

PHAHO, KaraboJohannes Business Administration

PILLAY, Bianca Energy Leadership

PILLAY, Devashni Digital Business

PILLAY, Ethne Tracey Digital Business

PILLAY, Nevin Digital Business

PILLAY, Pranisha Digital Business

PILLAY, Rushana Digital Business

RAHEEMA, Shaikh Digital Business

RAMATLAPENG,Thabang Mathews Digital Business

RAMOKGOPA, KgosientshoPetrus Digital Business

RAMONYAI,Reneilwe Digital Business

RAMULONDI, Rendani Digital Business

RANTSELI, Kebaabetswe Shereen Digital Business

RAVHENGANI, HamisiRatshilele Digital Business


REID, Memory Energy Leadership (Electricity)

ROSEN,Yael Business Administration

ROUSSEAU, Etienne Digital Business

SALIE,Candice René Digital Business

SALIE,Jainoodien Digital Business

SETLHAPELO,Oabile Digital Business

SHIKWAMBANA, Musa Perculiar Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

SHONGWE, MfanafuthiAndrias Digital Business

SIBANDA,Lesley Digital Business


Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

SIBAYA,NtokozoThobile Patricia Energy Leadership (Electricity)

SIMELANE, Philile Regina Security

SINGH, LochanRambaran (with Distinction) Digital Business

SITHOLE,JosiaZachariah Digital Business

SIWELA,ThatoMoshibudiRebecca Business Administration

SLABBERT,Divan Lodewikus Business Administration

SOATO,Thatoyaone Digital Business

SOOKLAL,Shivaar (with Distinction) Digital Business

SOTSAKA,Mongezi Energy Leadership

SOWAZI, Sibongile Philanthropy and Resource Mobilisation

SUBJEE,Frans Wiellie (with Distinction) Digital Business

SWAIN,Juzaida Philanthropy and Resource Mobilisation

TEEGER,Leah Zahava (with Distinction) Business Administration


THOBAKGALE,Tshepho Samuel

Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

THOMO,MthobisiMduduzi Energy Leadership

THOSAGO,GeorgeMuthusi Digital Business


THWALA, Mzwandile Mkhulisi Energy Leadership (Electricity)

TLHABANE, SinnahNthathane Energy Leadership

TSHEHLA,Ntshukele Patricia Digital Business

TSOTETSI,Reitumetse Digital Business

TWALA, Phindile Digital Business

TYIRA, Loyiso Digital Business

YEMBE,Julio Betina Digital Business

ZIMBIZI,Herbert Mukaro Digital Business

ZITHA,Vongani Rebecca Digital Business

ZIYANE,MzwandileZwelakhe Energy Leadership

ZULU,Sizakele Public and Development Management

ZWANE,Mbuso Business Administration





KARUGU,Grace Wanjiru


KHUMALO,Charlotte Nompumelelo





MAKGOBA-INDIA,Maite Mathapelo Mavis


MATSHOBA,Nande Zesipho


MJILA, AvelaNoxolo

MOGOMOTSI,Goitseona Sharon


MOLOI,Lebohang Innocentia

MONYELA,Mokgwalo Phillemon

MOYO, Staphinah

MTILENI, Lerato Violet


MYENDE,Sunshine Minenhle





NGOBENI, VonaniCommunion

NJEZULA, Siphokazi

NKUNA, Khanyisa Brenda


QWABE,Cynthia Hloni

RAMAN-ABDULLA, Petronella Yureshinee



SAASA,Maila Andrew

SHABANGU,Constance Nonkululeko



SIYAYA, SindiswaZabenguniNtethelelo

SKOSANA, YonaMadila




DRNJ DLAMINIMBChB(Natal)DOH(Free State)MBA(Witwatersrand)DBL(Unisa)PGCE(Witwatersrand)IEC (Stanford-USA)

Vice-Chancellorand Principal


Chairman of Council

MRI SHONGWE BA(Wesleyan)MPhil(Oxford)

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

PROFESSOR ROSMAN BA(Witwatersrand)HDipEd BEd(Unisa)MEd PhD(Witwatersrand) MASSAf

DeputyVice-Chancellor (Research andInnovation)


DeputyVice-Chancellor (SystemsandOperations)


DeputyVice-Chancellor (People Developmentand Culture)



MSCG CROSLEYBAHDipEd(Witwatersrand)BEd Hons(Unisa)MEd(Witwatersrand)


MSMMMANYAMACA(SA)BComAccounting(CapeTown)BComptHons(Unisa)BComHonsTaxation(Pretoria) MBA(GIBS)





PROFESSORJCOHEN BComHonsPhD(Witwatersrand)

FacultyofEngineering andtheBuiltEnvironment





PROFESSOR MMUSEMWA BAHons(Zimbabwe) MA(CapeTown) PhD(Minnesota, USA)MASSAf


PROFESSOR NCHETTY BScHons(Natal)MS PhD (U.IllinoisUrbana-Champaign) MASSAf, MSAIP

President of Convocation




SituatedintheheartofthemostpowerfuleconomichubontheAfricancontinent,drawingonthebestacademictalent in the region, and connected to the most influential social agents in the country, the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Managementoffersanexcitingandcontemporarysetofstudyprogrammesthatgrapplewiththeeconomicandsocial challengesofourcountry,andtheeconomiesacrosstheglobe.TheFaculty’sacademicprogrammesaimtograduate students who study and specialize in both the technical skills that are driving and shaping modern economies and understanding the social, political and legal implications of these patterns of economic development. The Faculty offers auniqueopportunity tostudyand understand thecomplexdevelopments in the economyandthesocial,legal and economicconsequencesofthesepatterns ofdevelopmentand growth.


• TheMargo Steele School ofAccountancy,

• TheSchoolof BusinessSciences,

• TheSchoolof EconomicsandFinance,

• TheSchoolof Law,

• TheGraduate Schoolof BusinessAdministration(Wits BusinessSchool), and

• TheWits Schoolof Governance

TheFacultyoffers threeundergraduate programmesinCommerce:

1. athree-yearBachelorofCommerce(B.Com),

2. athree-yearBachelorof Accounting Science(B.AccSc),and

3. athree-yearBachelorof EconomicScience(B.EconSc).

Threeundergraduate programmesareoffered inLaw:

1. afour-yearLLBprogrammeasafirstdegreeforstudentswishing tostudylaw

2. a three-year LLB programme for students who hold any prior degree but who have not completed any law subjects,and

3. atwo-year LLBprogramme forstudentswhohold any priordegree who have law asamajorsubject.

At the postgraduate level the Faculty offers a full spectrum of honours degrees, postgraduate diplomas, Masters degreesand Ph.Dprogrammesacrossitssix Schools. The Facultyoffers exciting opportunitiesfor MBAand related qualificationsintheWitsBusinessSchool-themostresearch-productivebusinessschoolinSouthAfrica-andpublic managementanddevelopmentdegreesofferedbytheWitsSchoolofGovernance -theleadingSouthAfricancentre forpublicservicepostgraduatetraining.InadditiontoDoctoraldegrees,MastersdegreesandPostgraduateDiplomas areofferedinCommerce,Accountancy,Economics,Business Science,AppliedDevelopmentEconomicsandPolicy, Law, andManagement.

TheFacultyhasanextensiveofferingofshortcourse and executive education programmes.

Our Faculty has consistently produced among the best results in the final Board examination of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), our law graduates are sought after by the top legal firms and our economics and business sciences graduates are leaders in corporate management, policymaking, governance and regulatoryinstitutionsinSouthAfrica.



1.Intheeventof anemergencyand/orfire:

• The presiding official (Chancellor/Vice-Chancellor/Deputy Vice-Chancellor) will make an announcement requesting guests, graduandsandstaff tokeepcalm andremainseated;

• TheUsherswillassistgueststoproceedtothenearestEmergencyexitsinordertoevacuatetheGreatHall inanorderlyfashion;

• Emergencyexitsignsarevisibleinredaboveallexitdoorssituatedonyourleftandrighthandsidesaswell asthe backoftheHall;

• TheUsherswillassisttheelderly and disabledguests outofthebuilding;

• Theacademicprocessiononstage must exitthroughthebackstagedoor;

• OnceoutsidetheGreatHallallguests,graduandsandstaffmustproceedtothemainassemblypointonthe piazza.

2.Intheeventof a Bomb threat

All bomb threats will be treated as real in order to protect lives and property and the premises will be evacuated immediately.



Dear Wits Graduate,

There are a few defining moments in life – and it is without doubt that graduation is one of them!

Today, you enter the world as a graduate from one of the top universities on the African continent. You enter into a world filled with many challenges, but a world that is also filled with limitless possibilities. May you meet all the challenges and opportunities that await you with pride, drive, passion, innovation, social-conscience and positive-purpose.

In addition to earning the degree conferred upon you today, you have also earned the right to be associated with a special group of individuals – the Convocation of Wits University. Convocation represents all the degreed graduates of Wits and forms a vital link between the University and the global community in which it operates. Membership to Convocation is free and serves as an official channel, allowing you, the members, to convey to the University management your views about the University. This membership comes with several unique privileges, which include nominating the Chancellor of the University. The Convocation Executive has two members on the Wits Council (the governing body of the University) and maintains other regular contact with the University to ensure the voice of the Convocation is represented at the highest levels of The University.

There are approximately 200 000 Wits alumni worldwide. The distinction of our university is important to the prestige of our collective qualifications. We call upon you to nurture and enhance the value of your degree by promoting Wits’ image, preserving our values, and contributing towards our ongoing development, ensuring that we grow in stature as a globally competitive, proudly South African institution of higher learning. Please engage with us via our numerous social media channels and keep connected with us so you can access career support, receive invitations to events and reunions and have sight of all the latest news about Wits and prominent Witsies:

I would like to extend a warm welcome to you – you are now a #Witsie4Life!

Convocation is a statutory body that includes all graduates of the University. Convocation is the largest constituency of the University (since the founding of the University in 1922, graduates number over 200 000). Its statutory mandate is to “… discuss and state its opinion upon any matters relating to the University including matters referred to it by the Council” and allows for the views of graduates to be represented at the highest levels of governance of the University.



Words and music by S.B.P. Mnomiya



Obani labo?

Baphi Ahhom?

Ngibona beza


Bathwel ‘ongiyane

Bavela kuphi na?

Obani labo?



Yibo labo hhom!

Yini na leyo?


Ihele lezingwazi zakithi

Ahhom udwendwe


Udwendwe lwezingqwele zakithi

Nant’ ihele


Nant’ ihele



Udwendwe Iwezingqwele zakithi


Who are those?

Which, Falalala?

I see them coming

Walking with swinging garments

They are wearing head rings

Where do they come from?

Who are those?

They are people with knowledge

They are people in authority

These are the ones

What is that?

It is a procession

A procession of our heroes

It is a procession

A procession of our champions

Here is a procession

Of people of knowledge

Here is a procession

Of people of knowledge

A procession

A procession of our heroes

Ihele is known as the ‘Black’ Gaudeamus Igitur. In song, the writer, Mnomiya uses very poetic language to describe a graduation ceremony. The soloist sings of the ‘strange’ procession of people in long robes and head gear. The choir responds by saying that these people are academics who read profound books of knowledge. Mnomiya goes on to say that the graduates are an inspiration to all of us, and we will also graduate like them one day. The song goes on to wish the graduates well and it ends with a resounding “Halala” (well done!).


Maces were originally weapons of defence, designed to break through armour. In medieval times, bishops carried a mace instead of a sword into battle to enable them to defend themselves in accordance with the canonical rule that forbade a priest to shed blood. In time, the mace has come to be regarded as a symbol of delegated authority vested in a person or an institution. At this University, it is a symbol of the authority vested in the Chancellor and a reminder of the mandate given by the legislature of this country to the University to grant degrees.

The University mace is the work of the Edinburgh designer, silversmith and engraver, William Kirk, who designed and made the mace of the University of Stirling and of other institutions. It is silver-and gold-plated, is 1070 millimetres long and 180 millimetres broad and weighs seven kilograms. The heraldic devices used in the decoration reflect the character of this University as an institution of learning, set in a mining centre within the Republic of South Africa.

The head of the mace with its spreading vertical blades is symbolic of the horns of a springbok. The central vertical spike is representative of a rock drill on the mine, and the amber stone set in the head is intended as a tribute to a past Chancellor through its association with his name, Bernstein, which in German means amber stone. The heavy quality of the head is consistent with the traditional concept of the mace as a weapon of defence. The collar repeats the shape of the head. It consists of eight cogs which symbolise the cog-wheel in the University coat of arms and represents mining and industry. The shaft is octagonal and divided into three sections. The coat of arms of the University is placed on the shaft under the collar. Below this the words Universitas Witwatersrandensis Johannesburgi: are inscribed, followed by the date in Roman numerals – MCMLXXVI (1977) – which signifies the year of the dedication of the mace.

The mace is a symbolic portrayal of this University, this city, the Witwatersrand and the Republic of South Africa. It is a constant reminder to members of Council and Senate to uphold at all times the rights, powers and privileges of the University and its governing bodies.


The academic dress of this University is patterned on that of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, with modifications based on the model of the University of London and certain individual features, particularly in the costumes of office bearers and the hoods of degreesof bachelor and master.

Dress for Office Bearers

• The Chancellor wears a scarlet silk gown with a broad facing of black velvet down each side, embroidered in gold and a black velvet cap with gold cord and tassels.

• The Vice-Chancellor and Principal wears a blue silk gown with a broad facing of gold silk down each side, embroidered in blue, the sleeves being lined with gold silk. The cap is of the same design as that of the Chancellor.

• The Chairman of Council wears a black silk gown with a broad facing of red velvet down each side and around the neck, the sleeves being lined with gold silk. The cap is of the same design as that of the Chancellor.

• The academic dress of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors and the Executive Directors is the same as that of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, except that the colour of the facing and sleeves of the gown and of the cord and tassels of the cap is silver-grey.

• The gown of the President of Convocation is of blue silk, with a broad facing of gold silk down each side, the sleeves being lined with white silk. The cap is the same as that of the Chancellor, but with a blue cord and tassels.

• The Registrar wears a black silk gown with a broad facing of blue silk down each side, bordered with gold braid. The cap is the same as that of the President of Convocation.

• A member of Council wears a black silk gown with a broad facing of gold silk. The cap is the same as that of the Chancellor.

• The gown of the President of the Students’ Representative Council is black with a broad facing of blue satin.

Graduands’ Gowns

• The gowns for all degrees of bachelor and master of the University are black, of the same pattern as the gown for a Master of Arts at the University of Oxford.

• The gown for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy is scarlet, after the University of London pattern.

• The gown for a senior doctorate is the same as that for the PhD, but with a gold satin facing on each side of the gown and with the sleeve button and cord in gold.

The Academic Hood

The academic hood is the principal feature of the costume for holders of our degrees of bachelor and master. The hood for the PhD is standard, regardless of the Faculty in which the degree was obtained. It is scarlet silk, lined with white silk.

Degree Colours

The hoods reflect the colour or colours of a particular degree or associated degrees.


As a 100-year-old public university in South Africa, Wits is proud of its record of achievement as a significant contributor to our society. We contribute people to society that are training in their chosen field that are engaged and able to tackle problems using evidence-based solutions. We also contribute knowledge that has a positive impact on the quality of life. Wits for Good.

Wits is a world-class research university based on our intellectual excellence, international competitiveness, and commitment to social justice; all of which have a measurable impact.

What makes Wits distinct? Here are a few of many differentiators:

• An international perspective that helps us maintain high standards in teaching and learning and research while not distracting us from our place in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Africa. 60% out our 2021 publications included international collaborators.

• An intellectual hub of Africa, a founding member of the African Research University Alliance. In 2021 Wits published 167 articles with Namibia, 220 with Botswana, 326 with Zimbabwe and 137 with Mozambique.

• An active and engaged community leader that takes a stand on social issues and is fully committed to the advancement of the public good.

• A growing contribution to the body of knowledge through peer reviewed academic publications: 4 400 in 2021 and an average growth rate of 500 per year over the last five years.

• Knowledge contribution that is above global quality averages in several fields including: clinical and pre-clinical health studies (76% above global norms); arts and humanities (58% above global norms); life sciences (36% above global norms); physical sciences (12% above global norms).

• Wits is particularly associated with the study of the fields of virology, particle physics and the Higgs Boson, malaria, archaeology, paleontology, paleoanthropology, violence, local and regional politics, geochemistry, rock mechanics, deep mining, forensic anthropology, climate change, migration, social justice, and many more.

• Proud of the four Nobel laureates and the 98 Rhodes Scholars.

• Proud of our current 40 000 students of whom 16 000 (40%) are undertaking postgraduate studies and learning to make their own unique contributions to the global knowledge base.

• Proud of our 200 000 graduates. More than 90% of Wits graduates obtain permanent employment within 12 months of graduation.

• Proud of its ability to raise external funding to support and drive its research efforts, with contributions exceeding R 2 billion per annum.

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