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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.

Sarah Wild Wins Gold at the Science Journalism Awards

Mail & Guardian freelance journalist Sarah Wild won the gold award at the 2017 international AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. In a moving series on forensic science and the quest to identify hundreds of unidentified dead who pass each year through the mortuaries of a single province in South Africa, Sarah Wild told the stories of both the professionals trying to improve the identification process and the families seeking to know what happened to their loved ones.

PE-born innovator Bandile Dlabantu receives R120 000 Grand Prize for…

A grand prize of R120,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Silicon Valley in the US has been awarded to Rhodes University graduate Bandile Dlabantu whose Mobile Fly Farm was announced as the winning innovation in the 2017 Global Cleantech Innovation Programme in South Africa (GCIP-SA).

New editor for PositionIT magazine

EE Publishers is pleased to advise that Pierre Potgieter has been appointed as the editor of PositionIT magazine with effect from 13 November 2017. He has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Rhodes University, and has been with EE Publishers since 2013 in the position of assistant editor of PositionIT.

Palesa Morudu Appointed to Wesgro’s board

Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape's official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of Palesa Morudu and John van Rooyen to the Agency's board. In terms of the Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency Law, 1996, Wesgro is governed by a board - with directors representing both the public and private sector of the province.

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