The Fischer-Tropsch synthesis-based mobile conversion technology unit converts biomass to electricity and crude synthetic fuel.

BeauTiFuel project to convert waste to fuel debuts at COP 17

Chemical engineering alumni have unveiled the prototype of a modular unit that can convert one ton of agricultural waste into a barrel of diesel and 0.5 megawatt hours of electricity a day.

 

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The 'Secrecy Bill': Wits Law School alumni present their views

Parliament has approved the controversial Protection of State Information legislation - the so-called ‘Secrecy Bill’ - despite media and academic protest. Wits School of Law alumni Dario Milo proposed in The Times 'Info Bill needed - just not this one', while Mduduzi Skhosana suggests in The Edge that the Bill is "misunderstood".

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HIV drama for life, not just December:
Cultural leadership needed

December 1 marked World Aids Day. But for more than 5-million infected people in South Africa, HIV/Aids endures. For life. Drama for Life (DFL) is a postgraduate programme in the Wits dramatic arts division. DFL uses performing arts as a medium for HIV/Aids education, activism and therapy.

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BeauTiFuel project to convert waste
to fuel debuts at COP 17


The Secrecy Bill: Wits Law School alumni present their views
HIV drama for life, not just December:
Cultural leadership needed

New health research unit explores
inter-generational pathways to health

Image credits: www.unfcccecosinagpore.wordpress.com and www.globalgiving.org.

New health research unit explores inter-generational pathways to health

The Wits Faculty of Health Sciences launched the MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health
Research Unit (DPHRU) on 7 December 2011, to study health and well-being across generations.

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Former SJC chief to resume private practice, teach


Honouring Gordimer:
SA author turns 88

Fanuel Motsepe:
Sustainable architecture
at Cop 17 and beyond

Claudelle von Eck:
Spice of Life

Maria Ramos honoured
with MANEX award at WBS

Stephen Koseff: CEO - Investec
Lyn Wadley: Bed-time:
77 000 years ago

Money is dirty so wash
your hands of it

South African real estate tycoon buys London's Tower for $440- million
Des and Dawn still trucking
A life in the bush
Places and Spaces
Planetarium Origins Centre Maropeng and Cradle of
Humankind Heritage Site
Adler Museum of Medicine Wits Rural Facility Wits Theatre Complex
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