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Wits Impacts For Good

Wits Impacts For Good

As humanity is faced with increasing global emergencies, now more than ever we must all contribute to solutions for good . For the good of all people.

Introducing the Wits Impacts For Good podcast series. Eusebius McKaiser connects with Wits Originators - researchers from Wits University - to interrogate some of the challenges we are faced with, and to map the process of finding impactful solutions.

Ethics in the time of Corona — a philosopher's take

24 August 2020 12:51 PM

Meet Lucy Allais — the Wits professor whose research around philosopher Immanuel Kant’s theoretical philosophy seeks to confront the ethical dilemmas faced by healthcare workers on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic. #ForGood

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Medical Anthropology: Where the study of a pandemic and the BLM movement align

2 August 2020 10:27 PM

Meet Lenore Manderson — the Wits professor whose work in medical anthropology, social history and public health seeks to address the complex social responses to disease, inequality and social injustices facing humankind in the Black Lives Matter era. #ForGood

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Climate Consciousness: This Wits professor has Earth's interests at heart

21 July 2020 10:33 AM

Meet Bob Scholes — the Wits professor working hard to address the catastrophic impacts of climate change and global warming with deep transformative change. #ForGood

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Could this be the answer to Eskom’s failures?

3 July 2020 2:52 PM

Meet Raees Dangor — the Wits student whose affordable clean energy system is set to address South Africa’s crippling loadshedding crisis and, radically change the lives of villagers affected by energy poverty. #ForGood

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Breaking the silence: How this Wits professor is amplifying the voice of the deaf

29 June 2020 11:37 AM

Meet Claudine Storbeck — the Wits professor championing the cause of the deaf community by ensuring that all babies and children are given equal access to education and opportunities in order to develop to their full potential. #ForGood

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Why are migrants being excluded from SA’s response to Covid-19?

18 June 2020 2:12 PM

Meet Jo Vearey — the Wits professor fighting not only for the inclusion of marginalised African migrants in South Africa's Covid-19 response but also for their protection as a wave of xenophobic violence sweeps through the country. #ForGood

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Musa Manzi: The Wits researcher saving lives in the depths of SA’s mines

4 June 2020 3:24 PM

Meet Musa Manzi – the Wits professor whose ground-breaking mathematical algorithm has the potential to save the lives of mine workers down in the darkest depths of South Africa’s deepest mines. #ForGood

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Helen Rees: The Wits researcher championing SA’s fight against Covid-19

19 May 2020 1:19 PM

Meet Helen Rees – the Wits professor leading the South African division of the Solidarity Trial that forms part of the international drug trial launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to accelerate the search for an effective vaccine for Covid-19 patients in hospital. #ForGood

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Why do our babies die? Wits researcher unravels mystery around stillbirths

4 May 2020 7:42 AM

Meet Shabir Ahmed Madhi – the Wits professor pioneering the vaccine to prevent stillbirths amongst pregnant women in impoverished communities, who are dependent on public health facilities. #ForGood

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Wits researcher’s technovation stops infection before it starts

27 April 2020 5:52 PM

Meet Michael Lucas – the Wits PHD student whose break-through academic research in infection control could wipe the slate clean and stop nosocomial infections before it starts. #ForGood

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