University of the Witwatersrand

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University of the Witwatersrand
Seal of the University of the Witwatersrand
Former names
South African School of Mines (1896–1904), Transvaal Technical Institute (1904–1906), Transvaal University College (1906–1910), South African School of Mines and Technology (1910–1920), University College, Johannesburg (1920–1922)
Scientia et Labore (Latin)
Motto in English
Knowledge and work
Type Public university
Established 1922
Affiliation AAU, ACU, FOTIM, HESA, IAU
Chancellor Dr. Judy Dlamini
Vice-Chancellor Professor Adam Habib
Chairman of Council Dr. Randall Carolissen
Academic staff
1 114 (Full-time, Permanent)
Students 38 353
Undergraduates 24 621
Postgraduates 13 234
2 142
Location , ,
Campus 2 urban and 3 suburban campuses
Colours Blue and gold          
Nickname Wits
Mascot Kudos Kudu
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The University of the Witwatersrand is a multi-campus South African public research University situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg.


  1. University World News, New university clusters emerge, 20 March 2019
  2. Wits, History of Wits, 20 March 2019