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Intsomi Vanguards: Parents for literacy development

Date Released : 16/11/2017

Phumezo Dukashe, Nomthandazo Mgqobele and Luleka Mhleli are three of seven parents who have become literacy development vanguards in their communities. They, at this year’s Rhodes University Community Engagement Awards received certificates of recognition for their tireless efforts.

Nine Tenths 2017 round-up & a call for 2018 student mentors

Date Released : 15/11/2017

Nine Tenths is a mentoring programme geared towards equipping matric students in selected local schools to cope with their final year of school and to pass to their full potential. Pupils are given one-on-one attention from a Rhodes University student through nine guided and structured contact sessions.

Rhodes launches Centre for Biological Control

Date Released : 01/11/2017

Rhodes University is launching its Centre for Biological Control in the Department of Zoology and Entomology. The Centre builds on the existing capacity within the institution and facilitates partnerships with other organisations locally, regionally and internationally.

RU Centre for Biological Control, a national asset

Date Released : 03/11/2017

Widely regarded as the number one Entomology research unit in the country, the Department of Zoology and Entomology launched its groundbreaking Centre for Biological Control (CBC) on Thursday, 2 November 2017.

Learn to conserve scarce water

Date Released : 18/10/2017

The Rhodes University Environmental Learning Research Centre is offering a free course on rainwater harvesting and water conservation for people training small-scale farmers and subsistence gardeners.

Community Engagement: Some of the key projects of 2017

Date Released : 12/10/2017

Following the Community Engagements Awards earlier this week, where student volunteers and community partners were honoured and encouraged for their efforts towards actively seeking social change and justice within the community, here are some highlights of the work by Rhodes University and the Grahamstown Community.

Community engagement at Rhodes, a manifestation of Ubuntu

Date Released : 11/10/2017

The Rhodes University’s Community Engagement Division hosted a momentous Community Engagement Awards ceremony last night to honour and recognise student volunteers and community partners for their contribution towards building a more just and caring Grahamstown.

Uhambo lwakho lusothusile sohlala sikukhumbula ngemisebenzi yakho emihle

Date Released : 02/10/2017

The Community Engagement Division is very saddened to inform the Rhodes community that one of our most dedicated community partners, Ms Mary Humphreys passed away very suddenly yesterday. Mary was the Director of the Raphael Centre, a progressive NGO focussing on Asset Based Community Development.

Environmental conservation must be prioritised everyday – RU Awards

Date Released : 02/10/2017

This year’s Environmental Awards honoured scholars working in the line of water conservation, an especially socially relevant area, with Grahamstown currently experiencing a water crisis, as well as the greater South Africa.

Social upliftment: teaching the teachers

Date Released : 28/09/2017

For a city that is home to a respected university and some of SA’s leading private schools, Grahamstown’s educational challenges are conspicuous.

One of Africa's 100 Brightest Young Minds

Date Released : 22/09/2017

Anna Talbot has been selected as one of Africa's 100 Brightest Young Minds this year! This year 1700 people applied, 17 African countries are represented.

Transforming education through educators: Inaugural Lecture

Date Released : 07/09/2017

Rhodes University presents Professor Di Wilmot’s Inaugural Lecture titled Transformative Teacher Education in a time of crisis on Thursday, 7 September 2017 at 18h30 at the Eden Grove Blue Lecture Theatre.

Training sessions for local businesses

Date Released : 06/09/2017

On Tuesday 5 September, the 2017 Rhodes Business School MBA students spent the afternoon with their partners which are 4 local businesses from Grahamstown East.

CE Awards Nominations Now Open

Date Released : 21/08/2017

Calling the Rhodes community and our Community Partners to recognise and affirm those who serve our community by nominating them for a Rhodes University Community Engagement award!

App allows Rhodes Communiversity to teach communities for free

Date Released : 18/08/2017

Could free lectures on their phones inspire young people to start businesses, grow the economy and employ more people?

Rhodes Business School launches TV Channel for business empowerment

Date Released : 17/08/2017

In a ground breaking move, the Rhodes University Business School this month launched a television channel, which offers lectures in Economics I, Commercial Law, Entrepreneurship and financial planning.

Rhodes gives staff an opportunity to improve their qualifications

Date Released : 08/08/2017

Rhodes University has a number of staff members without matric certificates. However, this is set to change with the introduction of a programme through which staff can obtain this qualification.

Science and Pharmacy Faculty Open Day

Date Released : 08/08/2017

Last Saturday, the Faculty of Science and Pharmacy hosted its joint annual Open Day. The event was attended by 300 Grade 9 learners from our local schools who attended over 20 activities offered by RU, Albany Museum, SAIAB and the Amakhala Foundation.

Helping hands, A Toy Library Report

Date Released : 08/08/2017

During the preparation for Trading Lives 2017, The CSD toy Librarians requested assistance from Community Engagement for our Joza Toy Library to be painted inside and outside. The organization asked for donations and we received paint from Cash Build as well as paintbrushes, thinners, sand paper and sugar soap to clean the container. v

National Science Day RU Open Day 2017

Date Released : 07/08/2017

On Saturday, the 5th of August we had 300 Grade 9 learners from surrounding schools attend our National Science Day RU Open Day 2017. Our Science and Pharmacy departments and research groups along with SAIAB, Albany Museum and Amakhala Game Reserve offered 20 interactive activities to the young learners with the aim of promoting science and maths as subjects and career options. Thanks to all the departments who offered fun activities.

The nation needs collective psychology to heal

Date Released : 07/08/2017

Professor Jacqueline Akhurst presented a thought-provoking Inaugural Lecture about the re-repositioning of community psychology (as a branch of psychology) as it is at the helm of change within the psychology profession and communities in South Africa and beyond last week.

Tourism, hip-hop and magic expected at Rhodes Science Open Day

Date Released : 04/08/2017

Rhodes University’s Faculties of Science and Pharmacy will engage 450 local Grade 9 learners in over 20 science and maths related activities during an Open Day this Saturday, 5 August. The much-anticipated event forms part of the 18th National Science Week starting from 05 to 13 August 2017.

Building bridges, building partnerships

Date Released : 31/07/2017

Six days, 140 events, 336 groups, 70 partners and a spirit of Ubuntu made up this year’s Trading Live campaign by the people of Makana held from 24 to 28 July, 2017.

Trading Live - a BIG thank you.

Date Released : 31/07/2017

I wish to commend the Director and staff of our Community Engagement Office for organising yet another successful Trading Live Week to honour the founding father of our nation, uTata Nelson Mandela. I am so deeply grateful to all students and staff of this great university who set aside time to reach out to our local community to make a tangible difference in the lives of those with whom we share this time.

Environmental awareness with Rhodes University Mountain Club and St Mary’s DCC cubs

Date Released : 27/07/2017

As part of their campaign to raise environmental (particularly water) awareness, the St Mary's DCC cubs planted trees and Mountain club members taught water related lessons. All in all a super fun afternoon in the sun.

Dr Mabizela challenges the Grahamstown community to go beyond the notion of giving

Date Released : 26/07/2017

"We are challenging the Grahamstown community to go beyond the notion of giving, a one way gesture, to something more significant and sustainable, - that of sharing which requires giving and receiving – an exchange of equals."

Clayton connects with the heart of Joza

Date Released : 25/07/2017

It has been a few years since the technology-savvy Dr Peter Clayton camped on top of the water tank at Nombulelo High School in Joza, Grahamstown.

Leadership is about influence, not titles, not positions.

Date Released : 25/07/2017

Rev Tim Marshall from Kingswood College gave an outstanding talk on leadership to the Grade 8's at Mary Waters. Leadership is about influence, not titles, not positions. We must be conscious of developing our character and surrounding ourselves with positive, thoughtful people because they shape us.

Gugile Nkwinti in Gtown for Trading Live

Date Released : 14/07/2017

Grahamstown-born Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti and Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela will kickstart Trading Live a week early today, Friday 14 July, by spending time with the youth of Joza as part of the Nelson Mandela Day initiatives.

A build up to Trading Live for Mandela Week

Date Released : 12/07/2017

Trading Live for Mandela Week is on its way and we had Grahamtown's BUCO Hardware Store together with Luzuko Pre-School starting their trade early.

Common Good First consortium meets at Glasgow Calledonian Univerity (GCU)

Date Released : 10/07/2017

Rhodes University Community Engagement are participating in a unique international EU funded Common Good First digital project. Diana Hornby and Sharli Paphitis have just returned from project team meetings in Norway and Scotland.

It’s (bunny)chow-down time at Joza Hub’s pop-up Fest restaurant

Date Released : 05/07/2017

Ten young people from Grahamstown are running a pop-up restaurant at the Joza Youth Hub during the National Arts Festival.

The dynamic HKE Department and Sakulutsha Partnership is creating magic in Makana!

Date Released : 11/05/2017

We celebrated the partnership at the RU Sports Bar which included stakeholders: HKE staff, Makana Municipality, Rhodes student Volunteers, CE office, Sakulutsha staff and soccer teams. Rhodes Student Volunteers were thanked for their dedication and commitment to the partnership.

Youth Voices Amplified

Date Released : 12/12/2013

Excitement and anticipation fill the air as the 10 high school learners invade the Rhodes Music Radio (RMR) studios to prepare for another installment of their weekly show.

An enriched pedagogy

Date Released : 09/12/2013

I am one of the teachers in the School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) at Rhodes University who teaches Writing and Editing (W&E).

Answering the call for a new social contract

Date Released : 09/12/2013

The potential for universities to play an increasing role in their communities and broader social contexts continues to receive widespread attention.

Life beyond the University: the role of service learning in the preparation of journalists

Date Released : 10/12/2013

The School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) at Rhodes University has built its teaching project around the way we (lecturers) envisage the graduates that we would like our students to become.

Citizen Journalism comes Alive

Date Released : 12/12/2013

Studying Journalism at university is a thrilling experience. One of the things I especially enjoyed was being given the freedom to take control of my own learning.

Medals for the WRC Amanzi for Food research team

Date Released : 20/04/2017

During the morning graduation ceremony on Thursday 20 April, the WRC Amanzi for Food Research Programme team received medals for being one of the two research groups that won the 2016 Vice Chancellor's Distinguished award for Community Engagement.

WINNERS OF THE 2016 VICE CHANCELLORS AWARD FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Date Released : 11/04/2017

Congratulations to these two teams, who established mutually respectful and beneficial relationships between University students, researchers and community stakeholders as they jointly tackled and found solutions to complexed local issues. The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Education must also be acknowledged for creating enabling environments where innovation and engaged research can flourish.

Putting the pieces of the puzzle together

Date Released : 18/04/2017

Empowering parents to support their children’s education and development is not only a nice thing to do; it’s essential. Without it, it’s like trying to build a puzzle with a piece that’s missing

RU Science Internship Programme

Date Released : 07/04/2017

This week we had 30 school learners from 5 different Grahamstown schools joined the Science & Pharmacy Faculties for their first week of the RU Science Internship Programme. The learners were selected through a selection process from the application forms they sent in and were placed across the Science and Pharmacy Faculty as Interns working in the various Departments and/or Research Groups.

Calls for Nominations for the Vice Chancellor’s Community engagement Award for 2016

Date Released : 15/03/2017

The Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Community Engagement Award is a prestigious and competitive annual award that recognises meaningful and committed partnerships between the members of the university and the community.

Hundreds of students to serve the Grahamstown Community

Date Released : 06/03/2017

Over 600 Rhodes University students opened the new academic year with an intent to be more than just academic students but to actively engage in the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge to the greater Grahamstown community.

The application process for the Nine Tenths Mentoring Programme is complete!

Date Released : 27/02/2017

The blissful chaos of the year has begun and energy and enthusiasm is high among the selected mentors. It is pleasing to announce that all three schools (Nomubelelo, Ntsika and Mary Waters) have mentors. The programme began in ernest this weekend in Eden Grove, training our mentors

Rhodes University Mathematics Experience 2017

Date Released : 23/02/2017

On Friday 17 February 2017 the Barratt Lecture complex of Rhodes University was the scene of the sixth annual ‘Rhodes University Mathematics Experience’ (RUME). Around 275 learners from 17 schools in the Grahamstown District spent a busy afternoon solving mathematics problems and engaging in ‘serious fun’.

RU & DUT conference collaboration.

Date Released : 21/02/2017

Exciting news is that Rhodes University and Durban University of Technology have teamed up for a Community Engagement Conference which will be held in Durban in May 2017 and in Grahamstown in 2018.

Bringing more voices to the table: Stories and their meaning

Date Released : 21/02/2017

Throughout our lives we hear stories about people and places from all over the world, we have never seen them, but they are given meaning through the stories we hear. We might never set foot in these places, but we already have certain expectations of how they would be because of these stories. Some stories are told over and over again, monopolising how we see a group of people or a particular place.

Student Volunteer Applications Now Open

Date Released : 21/02/2017

Join the Student Volunteer Programme - 2017 is the year to make a difference! Applications are now open and can be found online on: https://goo.gl/forms/set7XZ9FbhkBHfAM2 Be the change you want to see.

Health promotion initiative for Rhodes support staff

Date Released : 30/01/2017

On Monday 30 January a new initiative was launched at Rhodes, conceptualised by Prof Sunitha Srinivas from the Faculty of Pharmacy focussing on health promotion for the Support staff at Rhodes.

Great Work by 2016 Rhodes Nine Tenths Mentors

Date Released : 19/01/2017

Congratulations to the Rhodes Nine Tenths Mentors who worked with Grade 12 pupils from Mary Waters and Ntsika last year. Your Mentees did you proud and performed well.

New classrooms for Tyhilulwazi Pre-School opened

Date Released : 25/11/2016

Tyhilulwazi Pre-School recently opened its new classrooms donated by Old Rhodians

2017 is the year to make a difference.

Date Released : 17/01/2017

Welcome to all our students – 2017 is the year to make a difference. Sign up to volunteer this year in one of our programmes. All information on our various programmes is available on our website and can be found on www.ru.ac.za/communityengagement/volunteerism. Applications for all our programmes are now open.

2016 Awards Winners Announced

Date Released : 19/10/2016

Community engagement serves as one of the core purposes of higher education, transforming traditional teaching and learning as well as research practices in order to break down the boundaries between institutions which were isolated from the societies in which they should rightly have been embedded, and making them more responsive to those contexts. Community engagement is also a crucial way to transform individuals who are involved, changing people’s ways of being and perceiving each other and the world around them, undermining biases and prejudices, and cultivating criticality, reflexivity and civic values.

Announcement: 2016 Community Engagement Awards Finalists

Date Released : 17/10/2016

The annual Community Engagement Awards celebrate the successes of top achieving student organisations, sports clubs, residences, departments, engaged research work by students, members of the student volunteer program (SVP) as well as 9/10ths mentoring program and our community partners over the past year.

CANCELLATION OF THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARDS DINNER

Date Released : 04/10/2016

The annual Community Engagement Awards evening is an annual celebration of the hard work, dedication and commitment by students, staff and community partners towards building partnerships for sustainable human and community development across Grahamstown.

Basic IsiXhosa class for HKE & Inkululeko Student Volunteers

Date Released : 29/08/2016

South Africa is a rainbow nation and as such has different cultures and languages, 11 languages to be precise. IsiXhosa is one of the 11 official languages and is dominantly spoken here in the Eastern Cape.

Career opportunities in the commerce faculty presentation for Nombulelo learners

Date Released : 29/08/2016

Prof Dave Sewry the Dean of the faculty of commerce at Rhodes University, went to Nombulelelo Secondary School to do a presentation on career opportunities in the commerce faculty as a contribution to the Nelson Mandela trading live week.

Soap Making Skills for Grahamstown Residents

Date Released : 29/08/2016

Dr Rosa Klein a lecturer at the Rhodes University chemistry department and a number of her students ranging from first year all the way to honours, went Assumption Development Centre for the Mandela trading live initiative.

Oasis Rainbow Kids at Fikizolo Primary School

Date Released : 27/07/2016

Oasis is an organisation that is based in Grahamstown. The director of the centre Niels and his wife Charis visited the Fikizolo Primary school to teach them how to use reusable materials to make a mat.

Photo & Video Editing Skills for Umthathi

Date Released : 28/07/2016

Mr Royi a former teacher at Nathaniel Nyaluza secondary school, made his mark for the Nelson Mandela trading live at Umtathi centre. He did Photography and Videography as hobby when he was still working as a teacher, he then took it upon himself to make the best of this hobby and perfected it through practice.

Live Bugs For Oasis

Date Released : 27/07/2016

Prof Tally Palmer from the Institute for water research, took to the botanical gardens a number of young adults from the Oasis centre to find live bugs in the river that runs through the botanical gardens. This was a contribution to the trading live initiative by her and other colleagues from the institute.

General Life Skills Trade - RU SRC & Archie Mbolekwa Primary

Date Released : 28/07/2016

Led by Thulethu Nelani the Media councillor of the Rhodes University Student Representative Council (SRC), the SRC took to Archie Mbolekwa Higher Primary school to talk to the pupils there about general life skills.

Mandela Day at Rhodes becomes a week-long celebration

Date Released : 27/07/2016

RHODES University is clocking up the hours to keep Nelson Mandela’s legacy alive by doing more than 267 hours of community upliftment instead of the usual 67 minutes.

Rhodes Trading Live For Mandela Week

Date Released : 26/07/2016

We got off to a reasonable start with TRADING LIVE yesterday, unfortunately the rain affected some events but they have been rescheduled.

Trading Live Is Here

Date Released : 22/07/2016

We are pleased to announce the programme for Trading Live.

Match a trade for 2016 Trading Live Week

Date Released : 03/06/2016

The idea is that the Grahamstown community offer to trade their skills, talents, hobbies and interests with interested parties for 67 minutes from 25-29 July 2016.

Saving the economy in decline.

Date Released : 15/04/2016

Assumption Development Centre (ADC) launched its model of socio-economic development on 12 April in Joza.

City of Saints blessed with job creation and entrepreneurial training.

Date Released : 15/04/2016

A cheque to the value of R272 000 was handed over to Dr Sizwe Mabizela, Vice Chancellor at Rhodes University on behalf of the South African Breweries (SAB) by Corporate Affairs Manager, Zukiswa Gaqavu and Corporate Affairs Specialist, Pumlani Njobe as a donation in support of the Assumption Development Centre (ADC).

Top student’s journey to Rhodes

Date Released : 09/02/2016

“It’s like I am walking in Heaven’s streets,” said proud father, Mr Mzukisi Madakana after taking his daughter Sinazo Madakana on tour of the Rhodes University campus

An Assessment of Maternal Health Issues in Two Villages in the EC in South Africa

Date Released : 04/11/2014

The fifth Millennium Development Goal of improving maternal health was placed on the international agenda and endorsed by global leaders at the Millennium Summit held in 2000.

Documenting Grahamstown's unheard voices

Date Released : 04/09/2014

Grahamstown is a city known for its churches, its arts festival, its student life, and even its donkeys, but what about its own people?

Living Every Day Like it’s Mandela Day

Date Released : 21/07/2014

Social entrepreneur Thina Maqubela is odd for a South African: at 24 years old, she’s currently working on a PhD and is a Statistics lecturer at Rhodes University.

Make everyday a Mandela Day

Date Released : 11/07/2014

Nelson Mandela Day is about celebrating Tata Madiba’s life and it is also a call to action for people to identify their skill to have a positive effect on others around them.

Out of the armchair, into the world

Date Released : 04/07/2014

The contemporary South African academic community has a rare opportunity. Unlike many other places around the globe

South African academics debate community engagement

Date Released : 11/06/2014

Community engagement is increasingly playing a key role in university life in South Africa, but the concept itself remains underexplored.

Initiative gives hope to disabled

Date Released : 09/06/2014

A Rhodes University collaboration that employs disabled Grahamstown people to raise insects that are released into the wild to fight invasive alien water plants has earned widespread praise.

A fruitful partnership

Date Released : 21/05/2014

When representatives from the Mandela Foundation heard at a meeting earlier this year how Rhodes University Community Engagement

Rhodes academics and local NGOs debate Community Engagement

Date Released : 16/05/2014

Rhodes University academics and local Non-Governmental Organisations debated the role of the partnership between universities and the community

Launch of Nelson Mandela International Day Campaign

Date Released : 09/04/2014

Yesterday, Rhodes Community Engagement Director, Di Hornby and Trading Live for Mandela Day Coordinator, Nosipho Mngomezulu, attended the launch of the Nelson Mandela International Day Campaign 2014 at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. The event signified the commencement of the Foundations’ global call to action for public service. As we remember the late iconic public servant, Nelson Mandela, the message is clear – each individual has the ability and responsibility to impact positive change every day.

Masibambane community project has scooped the ABSA award for the Best Child Development Training and Intervention Programme in South Africa

Date Released : 03/04/2014

The Masibambane community engagement project is co-ordinated jointly by Mrs Agata Runowicz from the Department of Health and the Association for People with Physical Disabilities, and Dr Lisa Saville Young from the Psychology Department at Rhodes University.

Tweet your way through the Chain

Date Released : 24/02/2014

Twitter will connect people in a conversation about the concept of the Human Chain, what it means to them, and how they are continuing Mandela's legacy.

Residents join hands to thank Madiba

Date Released : 24/02/2014

THOUSANDS of Grahamstown residents braved wet and rainy conditions yesterday (Friday, 21 February)

Holding hands: a chain with a purpose

Date Released : 21/02/2014

The Human Chain which has previously been used as a powerful symbolic gesture of forging links across social divides, is an attempt at honouring Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

The Human Chain:‘Everything starts somewhere’

Date Released : 17/02/2014

On Friday 21 February The Human Chain event aims to gather 5000 Grahamstown residents, students and scholars along the streets of the town to join hands.

Menseketting vir eenheid kom

Date Released : 11/02/2014

PORT ELIZABETH. – ’n Menseketting teen verdeeldheid word vir Grahamstad beplan om wyle oudpres. Nelson Mandela se droom van gelykheid te eer.

Grahamstown to forge unity with 'human chain'

Date Released : 11/02/2014

THE late former president Nelson Mandela's vision for a united South Africa is set to be realised by residents in Grahamstown when the city hold engagements on population divisions which still exist in the city.

Human Chain aims to bridge divides

Date Released : 15/02/2014

Grahamstown's Human Chain event organisers have reported receiving strong support from community organisations and city officials.

Human Chain aims to bridge divides in Grahamstown

Date Released : 10/02/2014

Thousands of Grahamstownians are expected to join hands, to reflect on the legacy of late former statesman Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela and bridge the class and race divide that is prevalent in Grahamstown through the Human Chain event on 21 February 2014.

Human chain to remember Madiba

Date Released : 11/02/2014

Thousands of Grahamstown residents are expected to take to the streets on Friday in an effort to unite the city by forming a 5km human chain in memory of Nelson Mandela.

Gold Award for Excellence winners at RUCE 2013 Awards

Date Released : 11/10/2013

Michelle Ellis; Mapula Maponya; Khanyisa Nomoyi; Luvuyo Leon Kiti; Nosiphiwe Ngqwala; Thobeka Mhlongwe; Nathalia Von Witt; Gorata Chengeta; Amirah Kolia; Andile Hlanti

Spirit of Ubom! lives on

Date Released : 01/11/2013

The impending closure of the only Eastern Cape Drama company, Ubom! threatens to put an end to 11 years worth of community service. However, one actor refuses to let this stop him.

Little Flower Pre-School wins 'Community Partner of the Year' 2013 RUCE award

Date Released : 11/10/2013

Little Flower Pre-School wins 'Community Partner of the Year' 2013 RUCE award

Legal Activism and Inkwenkwezi win 'Society of the year' at RUCE awards 2013

Date Released : 11/10/2013

Legal Activism and Inkwenkwezi win 'Society of the year' at RUCE awards 2013

Saba Marzban wins Engaged student researcher of the year award at 2013 RUCE awards.

Date Released : 11/10/2013

Saba Marzban wins Engaged student researcher of the year award at 2013 RUCE awards.

Mapula Maponya wins 'Student Volunteer of the Year' at 2013 CE awards.

Date Released : 11/10/2013

Mapula Maponya wins 'Student Volunteer of the Year' at the 2013 RUCE awards.

Courtney-Latimer Hall wins 'Hall of the Year' at 2013 RUCE awards

Date Released : 11/10/2013

Courtney-Latimer Hall wins 'Hall of the Year' at 2013 RUCE awards

ALEX SUTHERLAND WINNER OF THE VC’S DISTINGUISHED AWARD FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 2012

Date Released : 20/03/2013

It is with great pleasure that we announce MS ALEXANDRA SUTHERLAND from the Drama Department as the recipient of the 2012 Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Award for Community Engagement.

Mandela Day Trade List for 26 July and Transport

Date Released : 25/07/2013

The final trade list is available for download here:

Mandela Day Trade List is Now Out

Date Released : 10/06/2013

The trading live for Mandela Day list of trades is now available.

Mandela Day

Date Released : 09/05/2013

It’s that time of the year again, when Rhodes University and Grahamstown gear up to participate in Trading Live for Mandela Day. In 2012, over 40 student organisations, departments and community organisations participated in the institutional community engagement initiative and made it a phenomenal success.

Mandela Day Trade List is Now Out

Date Released : 10/06/2013

The trading live for Mandela Day list of trades is now available.

Student Volunteering 2013

Date Released : 01/02/2013

The Rhodes Student Volunteer Program will be accepting applications from perspective volunteers from 11 February – 22 February 2013.

Top award for innovation

Date Released : 19/11/2012

RHODES University’s Professor Alfredo Terzoli has won the 2012 Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Technology award in the human resource development category.

Community Engagement Awards

Date Released : 26/10/2012

A vibrant orange-and-white colour scheme and African-themed décor marked the occasion of the annual Community Engagement Awards held in the Oppidan Dining Hall last Thursday evening.

Recipients of the 2012 CE Awards

Date Released : 26/10/2012

The Community Engagement Office would like to congratulate all winners of the 2012 Community Engagement Awards. The following students, residences, societies and community partners have made excellent contributions to community engagement this year and we wish to commend them for their excellent and worthy work.

The Future Of Our Youths

Date Released : 18/10/2012

Ever wonder as a parent or guardian what the future holds for the youth of today? It is every parents hope and dream to see that their child is well off but for some that fate is out of their control.

‘A solution to the inevitable; not for sensitive viewer’s’

Date Released : 18/10/2012

Amongst the Grahamstown community and predominantly in the townships we are all faced with pollution, daily. However, a cause of it– severely undermined and barely spoken of–are the non-biodegradable sanitary products.

Masincedane Society

Date Released : 19/06/2012

The Masincedane soup kitchen is run in the Xolani community. One of the priorities is to make it completely self-sustainable, and we have started various projects in order to achieve this objective. The Rhodes CE office has been intrinsically helpful in starting and maintaining these projects.

Rhodes Volunteers

Date Released : 19/06/2012

Grant Griesel and Julie-Anne Lothian, members of the Inkwenkezi Society, visited the Lebone Centre in Currie Street, project of the ICDP Trust, at the beginning of the 2010 and volunteered to be involved specifically in our supportive reading programmes. At the stage we wanted to extend the Love Reading Club to include literacy programme that would address the current low literacy levels of Children in the three surrounding schools.

SRC & Rhodes University Community Engagement

Date Released : 19/06/2012

Community Engagement (CE) at Rhodes University (RU) still has the potential to grow and have a greater impact on the community as well as the student body. In order for this to be achieved, a strong network needs to be built between the student leadership at RU and the Rhodes University Community Engagement (RUCE). Once this is achieved and the student leaders understand the importance and nature of CE, we begin to encourage and influence greater student participation in CE.

Upstart

Date Released : 19/06/2012

Upstart is as local youth development project based at the Grocott’s Mail and aimed at young people in Grades 8 to 10. This project was founded in 2008 as a way to responding to the low levels of literacy which were evident in school performance and the poor Matric pass rate, and was established by Shireen Badat with the help of Rhodes University Post-Graduate Journalism students and a few other key partners. The young people produce a 16 page full-colour newspaper that comes out eight times a year.

VUKU POD

Date Released : 19/06/2012

What happens when a group of well-meaning students go into the ‘community’ with the intention to save individuals from the myriad of problems they see in the area? They start a vegetable garden- despite the fact that there are at least dozen other vegetable garden projects in the area. Redundancy, disinterest, a lack of communication and collaboration, are some of the problems encountered by those involved in community engagement programmes in Grahamstown. Something had to change; it was clear that Grahamstown needed a better approach to co-ordinating community engagement.

Ways of thinking about Community Engagemen

Date Released : 19/06/2012

The Director of Community Engagement at Rhodes, Di Hornby, recently addressed the ISASA (Independent Schools Association of SA) Conference for School Librarians in Grahamstown. She proposed the following framework for thinking about Community Engagement, which consists of three different models that can:

The Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa

Date Released : 01/09/2017

Professor Enyinna Nwauche’s highly anticipated book on traditional cultural expression in Africa has been published.