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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 University Chancellor, Judge Lex Mpati, appointed to head PIC commission

Rhodes University Chancellor and former Supreme Court of Appeal president, Justice Lex Mpati, has been appointed to lead a judicial commission of inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation (PIC).

e4 appoints Masego Khutsoane Head of Financial Services

Digitalisation expert e4 has appointed Masego Khutsoane, as its new divisional head of financial services. Khutsoane joins e4 with a wealth of experience having held senior positions within the JSE, Absa, Woolworths Financial Services and Nedbank.

Local actor making his mark on the nation’s screens

Pietermaritzburg actor Zenzeli¬sphesihle “Sparky” Xulu puts the city on the map as he stars in one of Mzansi’s biggest shows at the moment, The Herd.The Maritzburg College old boy, from Imbali Unit 18, said he discovered his acting gift when he was in high school. “I was never really into sports and academics so my love for acting came during my quest to find my true calling. I was quite intrigued by story-telling and being able to play different characters,” he said.

Sixty-six years of lasting love… and counting

In 1947, Bill Mills travelled from a town called Umtali in the Southern Rhodesian highlands, to South Africa to study for a B.Com degree at Rhodes University.

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