A wine glass with an imprinted logo of the famous painted Soweto power station was handed to me at the door of the Standard Bank Soweto Wine Festival on the weekend. As I walked into the hall, I found that there were a lot of people like me, people who didn't' know much about wine and wanted to learn.
A festival touting wines to Sowetans drew record numbers over the weekend, organisers said on Sunday. Participants tasted wines from more than 800 labels on display at the show at Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg. "I tasted wine for the first time at the show and I love the experience," said a 20-year-old university undergraduate.
So-called surprise visits by businessman Tokyo Sexwale to branches of the South African Students' Congress (Sasco) have raised the ire of the student body. "We demand a public apology from Mr Sexwale for bringing the name of our organisation into disrepute," said Sasco president David Maimela on Wednesday.
The University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Doornfontein and Auckland Park Bunting Road campuses remained shut on Wednesday after student protest action at the university this week. UJ spokesperson Sonja Cronje said there were about 10 to 15 protesters toyi-toying outside the main gates of the Doornfontein campus.
Four people were injured and 38 students arrested during protests by University of Johannesburg students on Tuesday. Police spokesperson Constable Sefako Xaba said police were guarding the institution because the management had an interim interdict to prevent the disruption of academic activities.
A 31-year-old woman was hit by a rubber bullet fired by police outside the Robin Crest residence in Saratonga Avenue, Johannesburg, during a student protest on Tuesday. Margaret Titsi and her sister were crossing the street at traffic lights when police demanded that they clear the road.
An interim court interdict granted to the University of Johannesburg curtailed a protest taking place across the university's campuses on Monday. About 300 students protested at the university's Bunting Road and Kingsway campuses. Later in the afternoon, they were joined by students from the Soweto and Doornfontein campuses at the gates to the Kingsway Campus.
Police used water spray on University of Johannesburg (UJ) students who were shaking the entrance gate to the Kingsway Campus on Monday afternoon. Students earlier said they were going to break the gate down if they were not allowed access to the campus. They said they would resort to anarchy.
Hundreds of University of Johannesburg students were protesting on their campuses on Monday morning, Gauteng police confirmed. Police spokesperson Constable Sefako Xaba said police had been called to the campus on Bunting Road where about 200 students had gathered.