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Chartered on: 30 April 2002

The fundamental role of any university is to promote freedom of enquiry and the search for knowledge and truth. Wits has built a reputation for itself in this role, establishing itself at the industrial and commercial heart of South Africa as a centre for education and research of the highest quality. Wits’s mission is to build on this foundation in a way that takes account of its responsibilities within South Africa today; and to maintain and enhance its position as a leading university in South Africa, in Africa, and in the world by sustaining globally competitive standards of excellence in learning, teaching and research.
Spread over more than 400 hectares, Wits University is an urban, comprehensive university which has a distinctive capacity to contribute to the reconstruction and development of South Africa through research and the production of skilled, critical and adaptable graduates. With its more than 100000 graduates in its 87-year history, Wits has made and will continue to make its mark nationally and internationally.

Golden Key Highlights
- Cicida Geali - 2014 Joan Nelson Study Abroad Scholarship - US$2 500

- Nicole Msomi - Co-Advisor - South African representative on the Golden Key Council of Advisors for 2015

- The Mail & Guardian of 2 August 2014 reported that 2014 Golden Key member, Faatimah Mansoor received a 2014 TATA scholarship in addition to the 2012 and Rebecca Lurie Brown Award, the 2012 Isaac Greenberg Award, 2013 and 2014 both the Wits Postgraduate Award and a National Research Foundation Scarce Skills master's Scholarship.  She is currently busy with a master's degree in Plant Sciences.

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