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Alumni Events

Date Released : 25/04/2017

To pay towards Alumni Events 2017, you can either do a transfer to the below bank account or you can pay with your credit card by clicking on the donate button on the top right of this page. ( MyGate) Account Name: Rhodes University Bank: First National Bank Branch: Grahamstown Branch code: 210717 Account no: 62145508894 Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ If you choose this option, please use your Initial and Surname + Ref: ALUMNI EVENT and e-mail t.mccarthy@ru.ac.za to alert her of the payment.

Sue Lund (1980)

Date Released : 29/09/2014

I benefited from a Rhodes bursary as an undergraduate and I know the positive impact it can have on a young person’s life. Back in 1980, it was University policy that students must live in residence for their first year. I had a student loan and thought I could manage the costs, but soon discovered that I could not.

Xolani Nyali (2006)

Date Released : 17/04/2014

Fav quote: "Great powers of the world may have done wonders in giving the world an industrial look, but the great gift still has to come from Africa - giving the world a more human face." Steve Biko Why donate to RU? The quote by Biko asks us concretely to demonstrate how we intend to bestow on it the gift of humanity. In this regard, we note that the world is

Johanna Mbatha

Date Released : 13/03/2013

It was always my aspiration to go to the University when I completed and passed the Joint Matriculation Board Examination in 1969. Being the eldest of 11 children, unfortunately my parents could not afford University Fees. I however went to train as a nurse which was my second option.

Mandisa Sobantu

Date Released : 13/03/2013

I had never really considered my reasons for donating to Rhodes University before now and so this account will be far from eloquent.I think first and fore most it is because Rhodes University is my Alma Mater!

Steuart Pennington

Date Released : 22/04/2013

I spent four of the happiest years of my life at Rhodes, ’71-’74. In those days we were a segregated university. Thankfully times have moved on.