Alumni in the News
The awesome network behind R40 uncapped ADSL services
South African Internet pioneer Mike Lawrie (1966) has built an internal ADSL network at the retirement centre where he lives, which offers residents unlimited Internet access at R40 per month. Lawrie is known for establishing the first Internet network in South Africa at Rhodes University in 1988.
Two Old Rhodians in Top 31 entrepreneurs under 40 making waves in South Africa
Nic Haralambous (2003) and Lauren Edwards (2007) have been nominated in the Top 31 entrepreneurs under 40 making waves in South Africa (Digital All Stars)
Miss Commonwealth SA Finalist Odifentsa Lehasa (2012)
ODIFENTSE Lehasa (23) from Naturena is one of the finalists of Miss Commonwealth SA to be held at Summer Place in Boksburg on Thursday, November 24. Miss Commonwealth South Africa runs and produces the Miss Commonwealth South Africa pageant annually. The nation-wide pageant runs over a seven-month period in search of the winners across South Africa. The pageant focuses on charity, empowering young South African women to become change agents in their communities and bring about sustainable development in the country.
Rhodes Alumni at the World Bank
One of the latest recruits at The World Bank is an Alumna of Rhodes University and the Environmental Science Department. Mercedes Stickler (2008) has just joined the Bank and Shafick Hoosein (2001) has been assigned as her mentor in the Environmental and Natural Resources Global Practice. What a pleasant surprise for Shafick to have a fellow Rhodes graduate at the Bank and moreover in the same Global Practice. Mercedes is mapped to the South Asia Region, whilst Shafick has completed his
Rhodes University Honours Outstanding Alumni
Rhodes University honoured some of its illustrious alumni who were presented with the 2016 Distinguished and Emerging Old Rhodian Award at a luncheon that was hosted at the University on Saturday, 27 August 2016 in Grahamstown.
Dr Imogen Wright (2005)
Dr Imogen Wright, a SANBI post-doctoral research fellow, will be heading for the USA at the end of the year to attend the Techwoman programme in the United States, which is an initiative of the US Department of State, launched by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011. Techwoman aims to empower, connect and support the next generation of female leaders in Science, Technology
Amirah Tajdin (2007) REALNESS Resident @ the Nirox Foundation
The French Institute of South Africa is proud to support REALNESS, a pioneering residency initiative presented by URUCU South African Production Company. REALNESS was conceived as a way of addressing a need for promising African film projects to be resourced and supported in the development phase in order to be competitive in the global film market.
Tanya Poole (1992) - Turbine Art Fair 2016
Tanya Poole is the curator of the exhibition, "Emerging Painters: The Graduate Show" at the Turbine Art Fair 2016. Over 50 galleries and exhibits from across South Africa will be showcasing the finest contemporary and emerging African talent. TAF16 aims to promote new work and talent and to create a new art audience and collector base.