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University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa



Founded with donations from South Africa’s mining industry, “Wits” became a center of political opposition to apartheid and a scientific pioneer, and has produced several Nobel laureates, including Nelson Mandela and Nadine Gordimer. This five-year grant through the We Succeed, or Siyaphumelela, initiative enables the university to improve its collection, analysis and integration of student data with research, information technology, academic development, planning and academic divisions to increase South African university-student success.