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Chris Brink

Distinguished Old Rhodian Award: Professor Chris Brink served as Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University in the United Kingdom for 10 years, and before that as Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University for 5 years. He retired in 2016, and returned to South Africa.

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

Distinguished Old Rhodian Award: Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela completed her Bachelor’s and Honours degrees at Fort University, her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Rhodes University, and her PhD in Psychology at the University of Cape Town.

Tony Granger

Distinguished Old Rhodian Award: South African born author and businessperson, Tony Granger has continued the Old Rhodian tradition as a trustee of the Rhodes University United Kingdom Trust.

Prof Godwell Nhamo

Distinguished Old Rhodian Award: Professor Godwell Nhamo, (a C3 Rated NRF researcher), has dedicated his life since his first enrolment at Rhodes in 2003 to opening up critical research areas in the fields of climate policy, green economy and sustainable development.

Rhodes alumna gains coveted Skye Foundation scholarship

Rhodes University alumna Joanna Pickering was recently awarded the prestigious Skye Foundation scholarship to complete her second master’s degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at the Paris School of International Affairs, a graduate school within The Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), in Paris, France.

Rhodes alumnus awarded partial UNICAF Global Scholarship bursary

Recent Bachelor of Social Science graduate and Rhodes University alumnus Kihara Muchiri, has been awarded a prestigious UNICAF Global Scholarship to undertake a postgraduate degree at the University of Nicosia.

Director of Institutional Advancement at WSU: Silvanus Welcome

Silvanus Welcome has been appointed as the Director of Institutional Advancement at Walter Sisulu University. His passion for his career started in 2009 when he was a student leader at Rhodes University and volunteered to assist in campus initiatives organised by the Department of Development and Alumni.

Marc Shroeder Book Launch

Old Rhodian, Marc Schroeder launched his debut novel, Sleeping with Dogs: A Tale of Madness, in Grahamstown at NELM (National English Literacy) on the 31st May.

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