Wits Humanities



Wits Humanities, The Faculty of Humanities is one of the leading centres of study and research in the Arts, Social Sciences, Human and Community Development, Education and Literature, Language and Media in South Africa and Africa.



The Faculty offers an extensive range of programmes, some of which are vocationally oriented and lead to careers in specific professions, while others are theory and research oriented and impart critical analytical skills that open up to a range of careers in academia and research institutes, the public and private sectors and non-governmental organisations alike.



Our Research Partners

  • ACMS (African Centre for Migration and Society)
  • HCRU (Health Communication Research Unit)
  • CISA (Centre for Indian Studies)
  • History Workshop
  • Link Centre (Learning Information Networking Knowledge)
  • Marang Centre for Mathematics and Science Education
  • Public Affairs Research Institute 
  • SWOP (Society, Work and Development Institute)
  • WICDS (Wits Centre for Diversity Studies)
  • WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research)

The Faculty of Humanities offers an extensive range of programmes, some of which are vocationally oriented, while others are theory and research oriented.



Undergraduate

Why choose a Bachelor of Arts degree?

  • The BA degree encourages critical and independant thinking, and is challenging and thought provoking.
  • The BA degree offers students a wide range of subjects.
  • The flexibility of a BA allows you more choice in the construction of your degree.
  • BA study can lead to postgraduate qualifications – Hons, MA and PHD, including a PDM or MBA.
  • You can pursue a professional degree within a BA degree (for example, Law).
  • Courses within a BA degree are relevant in the workplace.
  • The BA degree prepares students for a large range of jobs, and gives students many different skills.

Useful links:

  • The Counselling and Careers Development Unit offers career development through career counselling/education, psychometric career assessments and personal development workshops.
  • The Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC) is a “one-stop” shop for first year students who are entering Wits for the first time. They will answer all your questions and help you to complete all the relevant admission requirements efficiently.
  • Already know what you want to study? View our career path tool.
  • The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office will give you any information that you need on the range of scholarships and bursaries available to Wits students.

Postgraduate

Our programmes seek to be at the cutting edge of postgraduate studies by taking innovative multi-disciplinary, cross-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches, linking the arts, social sciences, natural science, law and management. Students go through rigorous theoretical and methodological training which imparts strong research and analytical skills and enables them to adapt to the constantly changing world of work in the 21st Century.

Contact us

Open Monday to Friday from 08h00 – 16h30

It is most advisable to send us an email with details of your query. Please include crucial information such as a relevant subject line, student number, course codes etc. and you may be rest assured that your email will be responded to as soon as we are able.

Faculty Registrar’s Office

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Education (BEd), Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGCE), BEd (Hons), Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDipE(HE)), MEd, PhD

Ms Asanda Magudumana
Faculty Administrative Assistant (Education Campus)
Email: Asanda.Magudumana@wits.ac.za 
Tel: +27 11 717 3332
Room A209, 2nd Floor, Administration Building Education Campus – Parktown

  • UG/PG Administrative Assistant
  • All Education queries
  • Administers Education transcript orders
  • Administers Education verification checks
  • Processing of extra-time and deferred exam requests

Portfolio: School of Education

Mr Thabo Makuru 
Faculty Officer (Education Campus)
Email: Thabo.Makuru@wits.ac.zaTel: +27 11 717 3018 
Room A209, 2nd Floor, Administration Building Education Campus – Parktown

Portfolio: School of Education

  • All Education queries
  • Coordinates UG application process
  • Captures and manages PG application process
  • Processing of proposal process
  • Processing of PG progress reports
  • Capturing of supervisor details
  • Enrollments, amendments and 2way checks
  • Processing of fees memo
  • Processing of extra-time and deferred exam requests

Ms Delaine Pillay (from 01 November 2018)

Deputy Faculty Registrar (Education Campus)
Email: Delaine.Pillay@wits.ac.za 
Tel: +27 11 717 3021 
Room A209, 2nd Floor, Administration Building Education Campus – Parktown 

Portfolio: School of Education

  • Manages Education Faculty Office.
  • Circulation of nominated examiners’ details to Core Group of GSC
  • Sending out of reports to internal and external examiners
  • Sending correspondence to student and supervisor regarding outcome of research examination.
  • Administers payment of external examiners claims
  • Receipt and circulation of examiners’ reports
  • Servicing ad hoc committee meetings
  • Servicing Graduate Studies Committee meetings.
  • Servicing Postgraduate Board of Examiners meeting
  • Postgraduate and undergraduate mark amendments and uploading
  • Enrollments, amendments and 2way checks
  • Assists with graduation checks

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Arts, Professional Degrees and BA (with Law Major)/BA Honours, Masters and PhD 



Mrs Lebo Mokone
Faculty Administrative Assistant 
Email: Lebo.Mokone @wits.ac.za Tel: +27 11 717 4008 
Room 7, SWE Building, Braamfontein East Campus

  • Faculty general enquiries (UG and PG)
  • Maintaining student filing system
  • Administers Faculty academic Transcripts (UG and PG) orders
  • Administers Faculty verifications (UG and PG) requests
  • Assists with Faculty enrollments, amendments and 2way checks
  • Administers Payment of external examiner claims process
  • Extracting of student files for CRO

Mr Maropeng Maake 
Faculty Officer
Email: Maropeng.Maake@wits.ac.zaTel: +27 11 717 4005 
Undergraduate Office (Room 7) South West Engineering Building, Braamfontein – East Campus

  • Capturing of supervisor details for Faculty
  • Coordinate and processes progress reports (UG and PG) for Faculty
  • Drafts and manages fees memos for Faculty
  • Processing of 20% penalty for PG students
  • Faculty enrollments, amendments and 2way checks
  • Faculty deferred exam applications (UG and PG) processing of second semester
  • Faculty extra time applications (UG and PG) processing
  • Services and coordinate Faculty Committee

Mr Veli Mongwe
Faculty Officer
Email: Veli.Mongwe@wits.ac.zaTel: +27 11 717 4013
Room 7, SWE Building, Braamfontein East Campus

Portfolio: School of Social Sciences and Wits School of Arts

  • Processing of occasional studies applications
  • Processes PG application/readmission appeals
  • Servicing and coordination of Faculty Committee
  • Tracking of RPL applicants
  • Faculty enrollments, amendments and 2way checks
  • Processing and administering of Faculty amendments 2nd semester

Ms Ayanda Zwane
Faculty Officer PG
Email: Ayanda.Zwane@wits.ac.za  
Tel: +27 11 717 8202
Room 7, SWE Building, Braamfontein East Campus

Portfolio: School of Literature, Language and Media Studies; School of Geography, Archaelogy and Environmental Studies and School of Human and Community Development

  • Faculty submissions for examination
  • Circulation of nominated examiners’ details to Core Group of GSC
  • Sending out of reports to internal and external examiners
  • Sending correspondence to student and supervisor regarding outcome of research examination
  • Servicing and coordinate ad- hoc committee meetings
  • Servicing Graduate Studies Committee meetings
  • Faculty enrollments, amendments and 2way checks
  • Tracking of publishable manuscript prior to PhD graduation

Ms Madile Moeketsi
Faculty Officer PG
Email: Madile.Moeketsi@wits.ac.za 
Tel: +27 11 717 4002
Room 7, SWE Building, Braamfontein East Campus

Portfolio: School of Arts, Literature, Language and Media Studies; School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies and School of Human and Community Development, Social Sciences

  • Coordinates UG and PG applications:
  • Processing occasional applications
  • Tracking of RPL applicants
  • PG application/readmission appeals
  • Processing of deferred exam applications (UG and PG first semester) for Faculty
  • Processes and manages verification checks for Faculty (UG and PG)
  • Faculty enrollments, amendments and 2way checks
  • Services and coordinate Faculty Committee

Mrs Bonisiwe Mokhabuki
UG and PG Senior Faculty Officer
Email: Bonisiwe.Mokhabuki@wits.ac.zaTel: +27 11 717 8203 
Undergraduate Office (Room 7) South West Engineering Building, Braamfontein – East Campus

Portfolio: School of Social Sciences and Wits School of Arts

  • Processing of ETD/final submissions
  • Faculty enrollments and 2way checks
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee coordinator
  • Servicing and coordination of undergraduate Board of Examiners meeting
  • Faculty amendments (UG and PG) first semester processing and administering
  • Assist with graduation checks

Ms Asiya Mahomed

Faculty Office Coordinator

Email: Asiya.Mahomed@wits.ac.za 
Tel: +27 11 717 4001
Via Room 7C, South West Engineering Building, Braamfontein – East Campus

  • General enquiries
  • Admin assistance to Asst Deans upon request.
  • Prizegiving assistant
  • Administers finance processes (IR, payments, budget)
  • Administers proposal process (WSOA and SOSS)
  • Updating of repository
  • Updating of faculty website

Mrs Genevieve Kamfer
Deputy Faculty Registrar (main campus)
Email: Genevieve.Kamfer@wits.ac.za 
Tel: +27 11 717 4004 
Undergraduate Office (Room 7) South West Engineering Building, Braamfontein – East Campus

  • Coordinates and processes PG proposal process (SLLM and SHCD)
  • Assist with processing of Faculty research examinations process
  • Process and manage PG midyear fee reversal for research submissions
  • Faculty enrollments, amendments and 2way checks
  • Online registration setups
  • Processing and servicing of Faculty WRC students
  • Services and coordinate Faculty Committee
  • Administer and oversee Board of Examiners
  • Mentoring and training of faculty registry staff
  • Administer and manage timetable scheduling
  • Data integrity checks
  • Reports to Faculty Registrar


Ms Hale Modau 
Faculty Registrar
Email: Hale.Modau@wits.ac.za 
Tel: +27 11 717 4007
Via Room 5, South West Engineering Building, Braamfontein – East Campus

  • Extraordinary queries, by referral only
  • Academic developments processes
  • Rules and syllabus processes
  • Appeals
  • Special Concessions
  • Faculty Registry oversight
  • Prizegiving oversight
  • Faculty Strategic and technical matters
  • Reporting to committees and Dean