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Supported Browsers

We recognize that our users may have various Internet Browsers and Operating Systems. We like our visitors to have the best possible experience on the web when using our website. We also recognize that it is impossible to develop applications that work identically, efficiently, and effectively on all web browsers.

The University of the Witwatersrand website supports:

Browser Version Client Operating System  
Safari 8.0.2 OS X  
Internet Explorer ** 9+ * Windows  
Microsoft Edge 20 Windows Supported from V 8.1.0005
Chrome 43 Windows  
Chrome 35 Linux  
Firefox 38 Windows  
Firefox 29 Linux  
Mobile device
Mobile Safari - iPhone 4+ iOS7  
KitKat tablet   Android  
Mobile Safari - iPad 2+ gen iOS7  

* UI Responsiveness not fully supported; should degrade gracefully. Placeholder text on input fields will not be present in IE 9. 
** Compatibility view is not supported for any version of Internet Explorer.

The following are not being supported:

  • Internet Explorer 6, 7 & 8
  • Older Firefox releases
  • Older Chrome releases
  • Safari on Windows
  • Older versions of Safari


Mobile Devices and Tablets

This site supports browsing from a mobile or tablet device. Content is sized and displayed based on the screen resolution and other display attributes of your device. Content is served formatted specifically for these devices.