Written by on December 14, 2023

Written by: Tasha Siziba


The University of the Witwatersrand has launched The Data Project as an interim solution to support staff and students’ academic needs during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.

As the 2022 academic year drew to a close, the University expanded its innovative learning spaces and increased contact teaching and learning for 2023.

In line with most other Higher Education Institutions in the country, Wits University will be phasing out mobile data in the course of 2024.

The self-service platform will be made accessible for students to request data for February and March 2024, addressing difficulties they often face during the new school year.

The data offering will be made accessible to students during the first six months of the new academic year.

The data offering can only be used up to 10 GB during the day and 20 GB at night, per service provider.

Cell C, MTN, Telkom, and Vodacom are the primary service providers that offer this.

The Data Project is only accessible to full-time students and online students. Part-time students are not permitted since they have access to data, and  students residing in approved off-campus housing or residence halls are also ineligible for data bundles.

Students who work for the staff are not eligible.

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