Warning to media: build personalised ties or say goodbye
Date Released : 18/05/2018Financially-troubled mainstream media and their journalists need to work harder to build strong personalised relationships with their audiences or kiss their centuries-old businesses goodbye.
EP Small-Bore Rifle Championships 2018
Date Released : 15/05/2018This past weekend (5 May), the biggest and strongest field of shotists in almost a decade descended on the Rhodes University Rifle Range to compete in the 2018 Eastern Province Small-Bore Rifle Championships.
Two UNILAG lecturers win 2018 edition of Rhodes Artist and Writer Residency Fellowship (RAW)
Date Released : 15/05/2018Professor Peju Layiwola, Head, Department of Creative Arts, and Dr. Patrick Oloko, a senior lecturer in the Department of English, have been awarded the Rhodes Artist and Writer (RAW) Residency Fellowship Programme for 2018.
Rhodes University to host critical dialogues in reproductive justice
Date Released : 15/05/2018Rhodes University’s Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction (CSSR) research programme will be co-hosting a flagship conference to address abortion and reproductive justice issues in July.
Community engagement as a tool for decolonisation and transformation
Date Released : 10/05/2018Professor Jacqueline Akhurst, 2017 recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Community Engagement Award, presented a lecture on Community Based Service Learning (CBSL) as part of Rhodes University’s Community Engagement Week on campus last night.
Rhodes honours Chaka Chaka, Judge Moseneke
Date Released : 10/05/2018Rhodes University will host an event in Johannesburg on Friday, 11 May 2018 to honour two of their Honorary Doctorates, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Judge Dikgang Moseneke.
Twenty-three universities gather for annual symposium
Date Released : 09/05/2018As part of Rhodes University’s Community Engagement Week (CE Week), delegates from 23 different universities gathered at the National English Literary Museum (NELM) in Grahamstown for the 4th annual Community Engagement & Social Innovation Symposium, done in partnership with Durban University of Technology
Journalism under threat: Where to now
Date Released : 08/05/2018There is no denying that the introduction of the internet and social media has been a great disruptor of journalism.
Research Week launch focuses on the need for research visibility in Africa
Date Released : 08/05/2018Rhodes’ Research Week kicked off yesterday with talks highlighting the importance of research visibility, language preservation and use and stakeholder unity.
Rhodes celebrates innovative women on Intellectual Property Day
Date Released : 08/05/2018To commemorate this year’s World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April, Rhodes University’s Technology Transfer Office hosted a presentation to define the roles of Intellectual Property and honour women in innovation.
Media control of tech giants scrutinised
Date Released : 08/05/2018The 2018 World Media Economic and Management Conference has kicked off in Cape Town, where the world’s leading scholars of media business and media management have gathered to discuss issues affecting the media industry.
4 Seychellois trained in fish health, bio-security course to island nation's app
Date Released : 08/05/2018Four Seychellois are now better equipped to deal with fish health management after attending a one-week training course on fish health and biosecurity at the Rhodes University in South Africa.
Visiting professor compares South Africa and Malaysia’s approaches to regionalism
Date Released : 08/05/2018Professor Muhammed Haron, from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Botswana, discussed comparative approaches to regionalism at Rhodes University’s Ruth Mompati Seminar Room in the Department of Political and International Studies on 04 May 2018.
Rhodes professor catches up with life in immeasurable ways
Date Released : 07/05/2018If you feel you are a veritable late-bloomer with limited time, take comfort in the fact that Rhodes Faculty Researcher of the Year 2017, Professor Lilla Stack, learnt to swim at a seasoned 75 years of age – and she only started her academic journey at 32.
Ekunyamezeleni Ukhona Umvuzo!
Date Released : 07/05/2018Athenkosi Nzanzeka was one of the 63% women representation who graduated from Rhodes University this year.
From gown to town
Date Released : 07/05/2018The town of Grahamstown experienced a first-time-ever during this year’s annual Rhodes University graduation programme.
Research Week to highlight international research trends and digital
Date Released : 04/05/2018The Rhodes University Library in collaboration with the Research Office will be hosting Research Week between 7 and 11 May.
Further degeneration of Makana infrastructure must be avoided at all costs, urges Minister Mkhize
Date Released : 04/05/2018The Minister of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, has thrown his weight behind a new programme of action to improve service delivery challenges and infrastructure deterioration in Makana Local Municipality.
CE Week premiers various prestigious events
Date Released : 04/05/2018“Things are really cooking,” said Community Engagement (CE) Director, Di Hornby, in reference to the various activities of the upcoming CE Week, which has a distinctly international flavor this year.
Big shots coming to town
Date Released : 04/05/2018This weekend (5 May), the Rhodes University Rifle Range will once again be the venue for Eastern Province Small-Bore Rifle Association Championships.
World leaders in South Africa gather for historic media summit
Date Released : 02/05/2018World leaders and researchers of media management and media business will meet at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town for a four-day summit this month.
The end of the perpetual performance Theodorah
Date Released : 02/05/2018Last week, the School of Fine Arts hosted cross-disciplinary artist Senzeni Mthwakazi Marasela in a creative dialogue at Rhodes University, during its launch party for the Art on our Mind Research Project and website (www.artonourmind.org.za).
Three days of unrestrained optimism at Rhodes’ 2018 Graduation ceremonies
Date Released : 02/05/2018The 2494 graduates, their attending family members, and participating Rhodes University staff glowed with pride during the three days of celebration, inspirational speeches, music, dance, and jubilation that made up last month’s Graduation ceremonies.
Women’s parental rights concerning ulwaluko rites
New staff are warmly welcomed at Rhodes
Date Released : 02/05/2018Rhodes University’s biannual new staff welcome event took place in the Common Room last week.
25th RUMEP anniversary event highlights funding challenges
Date Released : 26/04/2018While the Rhodes University Mathematics Education Project (RUMEP) celebrated 25 years of mathematical understanding achievements this year, the event also highlighted its urgent need for funding.
Nanotechnology workshop awards three Rhodes students
Date Released : 24/04/2018The 8th annual DST/Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre (NIC) Workshop, which took place at Mintek in Randburg, Johannesburg recently, saw three Rhodes students winning awards.
Rhodes University honours Maxeke, Sontonga and Sobukwe
Date Released : 24/04/2018Families of three of South Africa’s most prominent struggle icons Mmakgamo Charlotte Maxeke, Mankayi Enoch Sontonga and Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe will tomorrow (Wednesday, 25 April 2018) join Rhodes University at an event to mark the renaming of three residences in honour of the icons.
Timelessly phenomenal, our own Prof Tebello Nyokong
Date Released : 18/04/2018When Maya Angelou wrote her poem Phenomenal Woman, she had women such as Rhodes University’s Distinguished Professor Tebello Nyokong in mind.
Rhodes to co-host first forensic linguistics conference in Southern Africa
Date Released : 12/04/2018A first for Southern Africa, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, in affiliation with Rhodes University, the University of South Africa, and University Eduardo Mondlane, will be hosting the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) conference from 16-17 April 2018 at Lagoon Beach Hotel in Milnerton, Cape Town.
Limerick exchange student attains MCom from Rhodes
Date Released : 11/04/2018Edward Horn received his MCom from Rhodes University last week after a three and a half-month stint at Kemmy Business School of Limerick University in Ireland.
It’s all joy as graduate of Oprah Winfrey’s girls school in South Africa pursues PhD
Date Released : 10/04/2018One of the alumni of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Gauteng, South Africa is now set to pursue a PhD.
Andrew Mlangeni urges youth to pick up spear
Date Released : 09/04/2018ANC Struggle veteran and former MP Andrew Mlangeni says the youth should pick up the fallen spear of his comrade Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and use it to fight the scourge of corruption.
Local twins ‘master’ it at Rhodes
Date Released : 07/04/2018East London twins Jakub and Sebastian Kosiorek yesterday received their masters degrees from Rhodes University.
ANC veteran Mlangeni honours Madikizela-Mandela
Date Released : 07/04/2018African National Congress veteran and Rivonia trialist Dr Andrew Mlangeni has urged South Africans to pick up the baton from leaders such as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and fight for economic freedom in the country.
Rhodes confers Honorary Doctorate to Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Date Released : 05/04/2018One of this year’s celebrated Rhodes Honorary Doctorate recipients is singer, entrepreneur, and humanitarian, Ms Yvonne Chaka Chaka, who will be bestowed with a Doctor of Laws (LLD).
From Monument to Joza!
Date Released : 07/04/2018The screening of the graduation ceremony in public schools is by far one of the best initiatives by Rhodes University
Rhodes graduation ceremonies commence
Date Released : 05/04/2018Professor Emeritus Peter Mtuze was today conferred with an Honorary Doctorate at the first of the six graduation ceremonies taking place at Rhodes University this week.
All systems go for Rhodes Graduation Ceremonies
Date Released : 05/04/2018After months of preparation, Rhodes University’s Registrar, Dr Adele Moodly is confident that it is all systems go for the 2018 Graduation ceremonies.
Rhodes to screen graduation ceremonies at local community venues
Date Released : 04/04/2018In a bid to create more access for learners to the Rhodes University graduation ceremonies taking place from 05 to 07 April, Rhodes University will this year screen the ceremonies to local schools.
Rhodes to Host Special Event to Honour Dikgang Moseneke and Yvonne Chaka-Chaka
Date Released : 04/04/2018A special event, a first for Rhodes University, will be hosted by the University in Johannesburg in honour of two of its Honorary Doctorate recipients in 2018.
RMR nominated for a prestigious radio award
Date Released : 29/03/2018Rhodes Music Radio’s (RMR) breakfast show has been nominated for a Liberty Radio Award.
Rhodes confers Honorary Doctorate to Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Date Released : 29/03/2018One of this year’s celebrated Rhodes Honorary Doctorate recipients is singer, entrepreneur, and humanitarian, Ms Yvonne Chaka Chaka, who will be bestowed with a Doctor of Laws (LLD).
Rhodes confers Honorary Doctorate to Prof Vishnu Padayachee
Date Released : 29/03/2018One of this year’s celebrated Rhodes Honorary Doctorate recipients is economist and scholar, Professor Mahavishnu Padayachee, who will be bestowed with a Doctor of Economics (DEcon).
Rhodes confers Honorary Doctorate to Prof Peter Tshobisa Mtuze
Date Released : 29/03/2018One of this year’s celebrated Rhodes Honorary Doctorate recipients is poet, priest and academic Professor Emeritus Peter Tshobisa Mtuze, who will be bestowed with a Doctor of Letters (DLitt).
Rhodes Business School Empowers Local School Leaders
Date Released : 28/03/2018For the third year running, the Rhodes Business School in collaboration with the Departments of Education and Management at Rhodes University hosted Heads of Departments of schools in Grahamstown
Rhodes confers Honorary Doctorate to Dr Sindiwe Magona
Date Released : 28/03/2018One of this year’s celebrated Rhodes Honorary Doctorate recipients is author, poet, and activist, Dr Sindiwe Magona, who will be bestowed with a Doctor of Letters (DLitt).
Rhodes confers Honorary Doctorate to Justice Dikgang Moseneke
Date Released : 28/03/2018One of this year’s celebrated Rhodes Honorary Doctorate recipients is SA Judge, Dikgang Moseneke, who will be bestowed with a Doctor of Laws (LLD).
Rhodes confers Honorary Doctorate to Dr Andrew Mokete Mlangeni
Date Released : 28/03/2018One of this year’s celebrated Rhodes Honorary Doctorate recipients is activist Dr Andrew Mlangeni, who will be bestowed with a Doctor of Laws (LLD).
Six exceptional individuals to be conferred with Honorary Doctorates by Rhodes University
Date Released : 27/03/2018Justice Dikgang Moseneke, acclaimed authors, Dr Sindiwe Magona and Prof Peter Mtuze among six exceptional individuals to be conferred with Honorary Doctorates by Rhodes University.
University of Havana scholars visit Rhodes University
Date Released : 23/03/2018Scholars from the University of Havana in Cuba were joined by Professor Catarina Gomes from The Catholic University (Luanda, Angola), Professor Carlos Arnaldo from Universidade Eduardo Modlane (Maputo, Mozambique) and welcomed on the Rhodes University campus with a brief presentation on Rhodes University, its history and the contemporary context of Higher Education in South Africa by the Director of the International Office, Ms Orla Quinlan.
Universities SA Appeal to the Corporate Sector and Private Donors to Continue to Support Students
Date Released : 16/03/2018There is a growing concern across the university sector that companies and individual donors who traditionally offered students and universities funding for bursaries are no longer doing so.
Matthew Lester – A tribute by a friend and colleague
Date Released : 15/03/2018Matthew Lester passed away, after a short illness, on the 12th March 2018 at the age of 56. Educated at St Johns, Rhodes University and Wits University, he was one of South Africa’s foremost tax experts.
Rhodes hosts high-level Budget debate
Date Released : 13/03/2018Rhodes University will host a high-level delegation from the Department of Treasury to facilitate an in-depth discussion of the 2018/19 budget delivered last month by former Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba.
Rhodes University’s Tax Guru, Matthew Lester, passes away.
Date Released : 12/03/2018Rhodes University has learned with deep shock and sadness about the passing on today of Professor Matthew Lester after a short illness.
Minister of Science and Technology at the Scifest
Date Released : 09/03/2018Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, will officially open the National Science Festival at the Monument on the 9th of March 2018.
Rhodes lecturers honoured for receiving Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished and Senior Distinguished Teaching Awards
Date Released : 08/03/2018The Rhodes University community along with various guests gathered recently at the Blue Lecture Theatre in Eden Grove to celebrate Prof Catherine Foxcroft and Dr Jennifer Williams for having received the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award for 2015.
Judge President heralds a promising year and future for Rhodes’ Law students
Date Released : 06/03/2018The Eastern Cape Division Judge President’s encouraging speech helped set a positive tone for the coming academic year at Rhodes’ Faculty of Law annual opening function, which took place 1 March 2018.
Rhodes launches community engagement podcast
Date Released : 06/03/2018The Rhodes Community Engagement Division has launched a podcast series aimed at bringing to life the many ways in which the university interacts with communities around it.
40 years after his death and Sobukwe’s legacy lives
Date Released : 27/02/2018Today marks 40 years since the death of Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe - a teacher, lecturer, lawyer, founding member and first president of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) and Robben Island prisoner.
Rhodes scholar receives top award for promotion of language
Date Released : 27/02/2018A love affair sparked in his childhood has seen a young scholar celebrated internationally for the preservation of his culture.
Fine Art student exhibits at prestigious Joburg Gallery
Date Released : 22/02/2018Fine Art master’s student Wallen Mapondera is on track in his meteoric rise to international recognition in the art circles.
Rhodes entrepreneurs qualify for the next leg of Hultz prize
Date Released : 22/02/2018In his maiden State of the Nation address as president of South Africa, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa promised a healthy investment into agriculture and small businesses during his term.
Illicit outflows of capital crippling Africa
Date Released : 20/02/2018Over 50 years Africa has lost an estimated $1-trillion at around $50 billion annually through illicit financial overflows.
Rhodes' Veteran Parasite Warrior Champions Africa Specific Solutions at America's Leading Public Health Institute
Date Released : 20/02/2018At 87 years of age, South African-trained Clive Shiff is surely one of the most experienced full-time researchers and lecturers in America’s entire health sector.
Rhodes student honoured for inspiring excellence in sport and community engagement
Date Released : 19/02/2018Masters in human kinetics and ergonomics student Micheen Thornycroft was this week recognised as the world’s most inspirational rower.
Rhodes Rugby all set for the 2018 Varsity Shield
Rhodes unearthing Grahamstown’s young Mathematicians
Date Released : 15/02/2018According to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2016 results, South Africa’s pupils were ranked second last out of 48 countries for grade 4 mathematics and grade 8 mathematics.
Making iRhini a centre for education excellence
Date Released : 14/02/2018“The 9/10ths mentoring programme is like an extended family, a family we didn’t choose but we are glad they are part of our lives. They want the best from and for us; they helped us learn how to care for one another’s progress,”
Rhodes launches Centre for Biological Control
Date Released : 01/11/2017Rhodes University is launching its Centre for Biological Control (CBC) 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.
Free on-campus health check-ups for students and staff
Date Released : 12/02/2018The Rhodes University Wellness Office and the SRC in partnership with the Department of Health (DoH) and the Raphael Centre are hosting a weeklong annual campus-wide First Thing's First HIV testing Campaign from Monday, 12 – 16 February 2018.
Investigation into alleged rape of a Rhodes Student draws a blank
Date Released : 07/02/2018An anonymous post [dated 4 February 2018] on social media reads: “I have only been here for 2 days but so much has happened in just 48 hours
Parents and students marvel at seamless Rhodes registration
Date Released : 05/02/2018Rhodes University’s 114th registration was a runaway success, with parents, management and new students raving about the efficient service as early as lunchtime on Saturday, 3 February 2018.
Changing a city, one child at a time
Date Released : 02/02/2018Rhodes University is committed to play a significant role in revitalising public schooling in Grahamstown. The extent of its commitment is underlined by the fact its Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela, personally heads up an institutional programme aimed at coordinating all efforts in this regard.
nGAP: Building the next generation of African scholars
Date Released : 31/01/2018The Next Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) simply deals with the need for universities to ensure that a future generation of academics is developed to serve higher education into the future.
Mentoring for Success
Date Released : 25/01/2018Research shows that mentees generally perform better than students without mentors. The three Grahamstown schools that were part of the Rhodes University's Nine-Tenth Mentorship programme in 2017 are testament to this sentiment as they have received a record of 52 bachelor passes - and with that a passport to embark on their higher education journey.
Rhodes creating pathways to success for Grahamstown learners
Date Released : 24/01/2018Rhodes University in partnership with Gadra Education kicked off the 4th year of the 20-day High Impact Supplementary School earlier this month to ensure that matric learners from under-performing local schools who failed or performed poorly in Matric have another shot at furthering their education.
Dr Hugh Masekela, the end of a remarkable life
Date Released : 23/01/2018The Rhodes University community is saddened by the passing of one of its alumni, Dr Ramapolo Hugh Masekela, this morning after a protracted and courageous ten-year battle with prostate cancer.
Blaauw expands his horizons
Date Released : 23/01/2018Third year Politics, Journalism and Media Studies student Kyran Blaauw is one of four South African undergraduate students selected to participate in the highly competitive 2018 cohort of the Study of the US Institute for Student Leaders Programme.
Rhodes Business School launches partnership with Montpellier Business School
Date Released : 19/01/2018A visionary collaboration between the Rhodes Business School and the Rhodes International Office has secured a partnership between the Rhodes Business School and Montpellier Business School (MBS, France) to facilitate Faculty and student mobility and exchange
Insights and discussions on being an academic at Rhodes
Date Released : 19/01/2018The Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University is hosting the initial phase of the 2018 Academic Orientation programme from Monday, 22 to 26 January & 30 January to 01 February.
All undergraduate students new to Rhodes University (all years of study)
Date Released : 12/01/2018If you have applied to NSFAS – please provide us with your NSFAS reference number.Please email this information to NSFAS@ru.ac.za before 18 January 2018.
Rhodes affiliated scholars pen pertinent body of work to acclaim
Date Released : 12/01/2018RHODES University’s post-doctoral fellow Dr Laura Alfers (NALSU/ISER) and Dr Francie Lund (RU Honorary doctorate holder), along with their colleague Rachel Moussié, contributed a critically acclaimed research-based article on ‘The human right to social security’.
Claim of announcement by Rhodes University of ‘the return of the minimum initial payment plan’ devoid of truth
Date Released : 09/01/2018Rhodes University rejects misleading claims in an online publication that the University announced ‘the return of the Minimum Initial Payment (MIP)”. It is regrettable that the inaccurate claims have caused unnecessary confusion and consternation regarding an extremely sensitive matter of fees.
Student Fees 2018: FAQs for parents, fee-payers and students
Date Released : 08/01/2018A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions and some useful information for fee-payers and students
When Women Were Combatants
Date Released : 21/12/2017Siphokazi Magadla is a Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellow (2013–14), whose groundbreaking work focuses on gender and post-conflict political life in South Africa.
New Director for Student Affairs
Date Released : 15/12/2017Rhodes University is delighted to announce that Ms Nomangwane Mrwetyana, Manager: Student Wellness/ Harassment Officer has been appointed as the new Director: Student Affairs effective from 01 January 2018.
Rhodes Exclusions a Result of Criminality, No Student Disciplined for Protesting
Date Released : 13/12/2017Rhodes University notes with deep concern the gross misrepresentation of facts and attempts at manipulating public opinion by some of the students who have been excluded from the University for committing criminal acts.
Seventh African Potentials discuss global concerns
Date Released : 11/12/2017The Unit for Humanities at Rhodes University hosted a successful two-day 7th African Forum last week under the theme “African Potentials to Develop Alternative methods of Addressing Global Issues”.
Fascinating book on SA inventions
Date Released : 08/12/2017A grouting machine, world-renowned chutney and an enviro-loo are some of the imaginative products invented in the Eastern Cape and which are featured in a new coffee table book called What a Great Idea! by former East Londoner and Rhodes University ichthyology professor Mike Bruton.
Transforming working and learning in a local and global context
Date Released : 07/12/2017The 10th International Researching Work and Learning (RWL) Conference is underway at Rhodes University until Friday 8th December 2017.
Council decides about the future of the name of Rhodes University
Date Released : 06/12/2017At its meeting held on 30 November 2017, the Rhodes University Council considered a number of issues, the most pertinent of which being that of the University’s name.
Legendary scientist inspires black excellence
Date Released : 06/12/2017Professor of Science, Tebello Nyokong is a legend. This week she became the first recipient of the Black Science, Technology & Engineering Professionals (BSTEP) Excellence Award.
Ubom! presents a six-day drama festival
Date Released : 01/12/2017The Ubom! Eastern Cape Theatre Company will host a jam packed annual Christmas festival for Grahamstown residents from this Saturday, 2 to 11 December.
Rhodes research output for 2016 impresses
Date Released : 01/12/2017Rhodes University’s 2016 Research Report captures impressive research outputs and activities by every department.
168 rural youngsters qualify in Community Development
Date Released : 01/12/2017The MEC for the Eastern Cape Department of Social Development (DSD), Nancy Sihlwayi and Rhodes University hosted an emotional graduation ceremony for over 168 young people who completed a three-year National Youth Service skills programme in level 4 Community Development on 30 November 2017 at Rhodes University.
Distinguished Rhodians honoured for being game changers tonight
Date Released : 28/11/2017Some of Rhodes University’s outstanding alumni are set to be recognised at the Old Rhodian Awards ceremony on Tuesday, 28 November 2017.
Recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Old Rhodian Awards: Chris Brink
Date Released : 24/11/2017Professor 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.
Prof Nyokong honored for impressive outputs and doctoral graduates
Date Released : 23/11/2017Dubbed the Compassionate scientist, Rhodes University’s Professor Nyokong has been raking in international and national the awards for her hard work and commitment to the advancement of health in Africa.
Recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Old Rhodian Awards: Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Date Released : 22/11/2017Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is an author, Professor and holds the Research Chair Studies in Historical Trauma and Transformation in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University.
Dr Les Shone
Date Released : 22/11/2017Dr Leslie John Shone was awarded the Distinguished Old Rhodian Award 2017 and sadly passed away on the 10th November 2017. Dr Leslie John Shone was known for his personal integrity, exceptional leadership qualities and the ability to deal with people at all levels without pride or prejudice.
Creating funding opportunities for the ‘almost theres’
Date Released : 22/11/2017“Last year, a few days before my 21st birthday I could not celebrate. My results were withheld because my student account was in arrears.
Date Released : 10/10/2017Distinguished 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
Date Released : 10/10/2017Distinguished 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 Fieldlab prototype wins another national award
Date Released : 20/11/2017Once again, the dynamic duo Masters students Charles Faul and Lucas Lotter’s Fieldlab, a mobile lab-in-a-box prototype, won a half-a-million rand first prize in the Innovation Hub’s GAP-Biosciences national awards on Thursday, 16 November 2017.
Former Rhodes journalism student aims to address your needs
Date Released : 16/11/2017Former Rhodes journalism student Lyndsey Duff aims to address your mapping needs by dividing the world up into 3 metre by 3 metre boxes – each box having three unique words in 14 languages with isiXhosa, isiZulu and Afrikaans to follow shortly.
Date Released : 11/10/2017Emerging Old Rhodian Award: Dr Prudence Ogunlade is an Executive Manager in the Office of the Chief Operations Officer at Transnet Freight Rail. She holdsa PhD in Chemistry from Rhodes University obtained in 2007, has studied Programme in Business Management at Unisa and is currently busy with her studies towards a MBA degree.
Date Released : 11/10/2017Emerging Old Rhodian Award: David Abbey is widely recognised in the banking and financial services industry for his high intellectual and execution capability, sound business acumen and commercial shrewdness.
2017 South African Literary Awards winners announced!
Date Released : 08/11/2017This year’s winners of the South African Literary Awards (SALAs) were announced on Tuesday night, 07 November 2017 at UNISA, Pretoria Campus.
Isivivane, taking care of our own
Date Released : 14/11/2017Throwing a single stone in a pile appears to have little impact at face value; however, a pile is made up of single stones thrown by multiple people.
Industry joins forces with academia to ensure graduates are equipped
Date Released : 13/11/2017As part of BSG's ongoing commitment to investing in local talent and skills development, BSG CEO, Greg Reis, recently attended the two-day Rhodes University Information Science (IS) Department Advisory Board meeting.
Umthwalo wakho uyakusinda? Is your luggage too heavy for you?
Date Released : 13/11/2017The amazing Rhodes University Rowing Club has clubbed in some of their most valuable items and donated them to fellow students for the upcoming year.
Mobile Visa service tested at Rhodes for international students
Date Released : 09/11/2017For the first time in the history of Rhodes, the Visa Facilitation Service (VFS) travelled to the University campus last week to test the new mobile biometric on international students to ensure that they meet their visa requirements for 2018.
Rhodes weather station revived
Date Released : 08/11/2017Rhodes University is reviving its Weather Station following yearly requests by the Grahamstown community for weather data for various uses.
Constitutional Court Dismisses Appeal Against Interdict
Date Released : 08/11/2017In a unanimous ruling yesterday, the Constitutional Court dismissed an appeal by three Rhodes University students against an interdict granted by the Grahamstown High Court in December 2016.
Africa joins global strategists to chart future of media and journalism
Date Released : 07/11/2017How should media managers and editors cope with the shifting sands of a profession under siege from all fronts?
Book on Rhodes a study in excellence
Date Released : 06/11/2017Rhodes University history professor Paul Maylam has written a fascinating book on the history of this iconic Eastern Cape educational institution.
Scholarships for women in media to do postgrad at Rhodes
Date Released : 06/11/2017The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) will award ten postgraduate scholarships for Southern African women media leaders who wish to study media management at Rhodes University’s Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership in 2018.
FAST takes a look at the science of sociology
Date Released : 06/11/2017Roodt’s presentation to FAST addressed the decades-long argument about whether sociology – and in fact any of the social sciences – can be considered to fall into the category of science is no longer really a matter of debate.
Rhodes student launches book on walking in someone else’s shoes
Date Released : 03/11/2017Rhodes University student and author Lunga Izata launches her book, The Story is about me tonight, 3 November 2017. “There is always a reason for everything that happens in our lives.
Rhodes Scholar shortlisted for Literary Award
Date Released : 01/11/2017Professor Pamela Maseko, Associate Professor in the African Language Studies Section in the School of Languages and Literatures has been shortlisted for the prestigious South African Literary Awards (SALA) for the book William Wellington Gqoba: Isizwe Esinembali, Xhosa Histories and Poetry (1873 – 1888) and D.L.P. Yali-Manisi Imbali Zamanyange (Historical Poems).
A community remembers forced removals
Date Released : 01/11/2017The Group Areas Act of 1950 ravaged communities across South Africa. Names like District 6 and Sophiatown stain popular history textbooks, but never are places like Grahamstown mentioned.
Mgqatsa, turning her childhood into a career
Date Released : 30/10/2017The Department of Zoology and Entomology this year welcomed its first black female lecturer, Dr Nokubonga Mgqatsa.
Cory’s life and writings contextualised in new book
Date Released : 30/10/2017Former Head of the Cory Library, Dr Sandra Shell, launched her book titled Protean Paradox, an exploration of the life of chemist and historian King George Edward Cory.
Trompie, finding gems on the streets
Date Released : 30/10/2017Several months ago, Luthando “Trompie” Dayimani, a second year Bachelor of Education student, bumped into eight young and displaced youth while walking back to his flat in High street.
Rhodes professionals on mental health awareness
Date Released : 25/10/2017October is Mental Health Awareness month, a campaign to educate South Africans about mental health to reduce the stigma and discrimination attached to mental health.
The South African health conundrum, a capitalist tale
Date Released : 24/10/2017Pouring money into the healthcare system did not improve services and South Africa was a living proof of that view, Health minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, said yesterday while addressing the seventh Alfred Bitini Xuma Memorial Lecture.
Celebrating Can Themba: one of Rhodes’ first black students
Date Released : 23/10/2017Teacher, activist and writer Can Themba is one of the first black students to be admitted at Rhodes University in the late 1940s.
The MacLartys, taking the family affair to the World Cup
Date Released : 23/10/2017Rhodes University student Natalie MacLarty, 22, has been selected to represent South Africa in the Polocrosse World Cup in Australia in April 2019.
1917-2017: The Russian Revolution and its Relevance Today
Date Released : 23/10/2017Veteran activist Oupa Lehulere and Rhodes University’s Lucien van der Walt presented a truly revolutionary lecture during the 2017 Labour Studies Seminar Series recently.
My Body My Choice 2017: Intimacy As Emancipation
Date Released : 20/10/2017The phrase ‘My Body My Choice’ has been used in various contexts—all of them activist. Since its conception at Rhodes in 2009, ‘My Body My Choice’ has focused its message on the objectification of women’s bodies as well as on sexual and gender-based violence, believing that we cannot properly address violence against women without also addressing the objectification of women’s bodies.
Rhodes-Investec honour 100 student leaders
Date Released : 20/10/2017The Top 100 Rhodes University students were honoured at the annual Rhodes-Investec Top 100 awards ceremony last night in recognition and endorsement of their achievements across a range of categories.
Sport, a great teacher of successful living
Date Released : 20/10/2017Former South African hockey goalkeeper and Director for Diocesan School for Girls Sport, Chris Hebbert, used sport as a metaphor to illustrate how society should ideally function in order for the greatness of previous generations to be passed on to the next.
Rhodes pays tribute to Professor Govin Reddy
Date Released : 19/10/2017The Rhodes University community wishes to convey sincere heartfelt condolences to the Reddy Family, friends and colleagues.
Rhodes University MBA student, African winner of prestigious six-continent scholarship
Date Released : 19/10/2017Rhodes University Business School MBA student, Godfrey Nyamande, has been awarded the Association of MBAs 50th anniversary scholarship, the only award of its kind for the whole of the African continent.
Nanotech holds promise for Africa, but not prioritised
Date Released : 19/10/2017Despite immense potential that nanotechnology holds for Africa’s development, the continent is slow in embracing it, a workshop reports says.
Sports heroes guests at the Rhodes Annual Sports Awards
Date Released : 18/10/2017Tonight, Rhodes University’s athletes will trade their purple and white sports kits for suits and ball gowns as they are honoured and recognised for their sportsmanship at the much-anticipated Sports Awards ceremony.
Factionalism and Robert Mugabe’s Leadership in Zimbabwe
Learn to conserve scarce water
Date Released : 18/10/2017The 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.
Judge Plasket puts deference in administrative law into context
Date Released : 16/10/2017South African High Court Judge in the Eastern Cape division, and presently acting Judge of the SCA, Clive Plasket presented a public lecture on 11 October 2017 titled: ‘Judicial Review, Administrative Power and Deference: A view from the Bench’ at the Faculty of Law.
RU students to compete for $1 million
Date Released : 18/10/2017Chemistry Masters student Zweli Hlatshwayo reckons students are among the most creative thinkers around and he’s thrilled to be the 2017/18 Director of the Rhodes University leg of the Hult Prize.
Rhodes bodybuilder qualifies for World Championship in France
Date Released : 17/10/2017Unfortunately, natural bodybuilding does not have enough exposure and therefore is not a priority sport for endorsement.
Crossword puzzles on African heritage
Date Released : 16/10/2017Rhodes University’s Professor George Euvrard, psychologist and educator, will launch a ground-breaking book, JDE: The Original South African Cryptic Crossword, a collection of crossword puzzles inspired by African heritage.
Monitoring, a critical tool to check if the government uses the budget to develop citizens - Amisi
Date Released : 16/10/2017Rhodes University’s department of Political and International Studies hosted Matodzi Amisi, Director of Evaluation in the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation based in the office of the Presidency of South Africa.
Rhodes Psychology researcher wins continental award
Date Released : 12/10/2017Rhodes University’s Psychology researcher won a top award and fifteen received honourable mentions at the Student Presentation Awards during the inauguration of continental 2017 Pan African Psychology Union conference in Durban recently.
Education Department hosts international scholar, Dr Rose
Date Released : 13/10/2017The Education Department hosted Dr David Rose, a pioneer of the groundbreaking Reading to Learn (RtL) programme for teaching, reading and writing across the curriculum, and from primary to tertiary education.
Community Engagement: Some of the key projects of 2017
Date Released : 12/10/2017Following 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 : 11/10/2017The 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.
Rhodes student, one of the best in SA
Date Released : 10/10/2017Hayley Warring, 20, was announced as one of the top 10 undergraduate university students in South Africa at the GradStar Awards last week.
Rhodes Law team in the top 3 in African Human Rights Moot Court
Date Released : 10/10/2017The Faculty of Law team impressed at the finals of the 26th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition finals in Mauritius when they made it to the top three.
Language, a part of our identity and soul - Multilingualism Colloquium
Date Released : 06/10/2017The Language Committee hosted the sixth Annual Multilingualism Colloquium with internationally acclaimed storyteller, Dr. Gcina Mhlophe, as the guest performer and speaker.
‘SA not outraged enough about gender violence’ - Machel
Date Released : 06/10/2017Humanitarian and activist Graça Machel lashed out at the lack of collective outrage by South Africans about the rapidly escalating brutalisation of women and children by men.
Changing curtains and leading by example
Date Released : 06/10/2017Dr Adele Moodly is a quintessential, multi-cultural and dynamic woman who exudes an aura of diplomacy paired with a raging passion for the movement of women towards their rightful place in society.
RU Commerce students represent at the Student Leadership Summit
Date Released : 04/10/2017Two Rhodes University Commerce students, Letty Seshoka and Denzel Makombe have been selected to participate in a national Student Leadership programme as part of the top 30 students chosen for the Student Leadership Summit 2017.
Machel presents the 3rd Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Lecture
Date Released : 04/10/2017Humanitarian and activist Ms Graça Machel will give the keynote address at the third Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Development Trust Annual Lecture, titled: ‘Values Based Leadership’, hosted by the Rhodes Business School on Thursday, 5 October at 18h30 at the Barratt 1 Lecture Theatre.
The Revolutionary Impetus
Date Released : 04/10/2017“The revolutionary impetus emerges in situations of radical injustice, where the political order advantages one group at the cost of another and where those in power are largely deaf to legitimate demands for justice from the underclass,” Pedro Tabensky, Professor of Philosophy, Rhodes University.
Psychology has failed to radically transform from a colonialist endeavor - Prof Catriona Ida Macleod
Date Released : 03/10/2017Professor Catriona Macleod, Professor of Psychology and SARChI Chair of Critical Studies in Sexualities & Reproduction will tonight receive the 10th Social Change Award, which recognises prominent psychologists for their contribution to social change in the country.
Poverty and lack of access to arable land raising stunting levels in SA
Date Released : 02/10/2017Almost 20% of South African children between the ages 0 - 5 years are stunted (preventing growth and proper development), while one in three children that have died in hospitals between 2005 and 2009 were malnourished.
Environmental conservation must be prioritised everyday – RU Awards
Date Released : 02/10/2017This 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.
In conversation with Bettie, a “victorious” rape survivor
Date Released : 27/09/2017Three or so minutes tick by, slowly, as I stand watching Sue and a woman, whom I later discover is Bettie’s* friend hugging in solid embrace. The air is heavy with deep emotion.
Eastern Cape marine scientists working together to plan for the future of Algoa Bay
Date Released : 28/09/2017Eastern Cape, South Africa – Seventeen scientists from across the Eastern Cape have launched a collaborative, two-year project to develop a marine spatial plan for Algoa Bay that harnesses the collective expertise of researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and law.
Social upliftment: teaching the teachers
Date Released : 28/09/2017For a city that is home to a respected university and some of SA’s leading private schools, Grahamstown’s educational challenges are conspicuous.
Rhodes Researcher attracts NRF P-Rating
Date Released : 20/09/2017Amongst those honoured at the National Research Foundation Gala Awards held in Bloemfontein on the evening of 14 September 2017 was Dr William Bennet of the Department of English Language and Linguistics at Rhodes University.
Former VC Woods returns to explain our DNA
Date Released : 20/09/2017Former Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor and first Head of the Department of Microbiology, Dr David Woods is a fitting scholar to unpack in a public lecture
Humanising the university space through Umrhabulo
Date Released : 20/09/2017Rhodes University launched the first series of Umrhabulo: Breaking Bread talks, a programme through which interested staff and students converge to discuss the prospect of a university committed to social justice and Ubuntu.
Scholars from three universities look at gender, sex and power in Africa
Date Released : 18/09/2017A tri-varsity colloquium celebrates 30 years of anthropologist, Dr Ifi Amadiume's ground-breaking book, Male Daughters, Female Husbands - Gender and Sex in an African Society from Thursday, 21 to 22 September 2017 at Eden Groove Blue at Rhodes University.
Rhodes Biotechnology prototype, the best in the country
Date Released : 19/09/2017In a first-ever public launch of technologies developed by the Rhodes University Biotechnology Innovation Centre, a student prototype beat over 300 innovations at the national Innovation Bridge Showcase and bagged R50 000 in prize money for Best Prototype: Fieldlab.
Maxeke and Sontonga honoured at Rhodes
Date Released : 19/09/2017In line with the University’s transformation agenda and as a continued celebration of the cultural identity and geographical location of the University within Africa, South Africa and the Eastern Cape, the Rhodes Council approved the name change of a further two of their residences this week.
Mbeki on Economic transformation and African Capitalism
Date Released : 18/09/2017Rhodes University in collaboration with the Economics Society of South Africa presents a public lecture by Moeletsi Mbeki on Economic Transformation, Economic Freedom and the role of African Capitalism, at Rhodes University on Tuesday, 19 September at 18h00 at the General Lecture Theatre.
Gender activist Nomboniso Gasa to present the 45th Oosthuizen Memorial Lecture
Date Released : 18/09/2017Gender activist, researcher, analyst and freelance writer on gender, political and cultural issues, Professor Nomboniso Gasa will present the 45th Oosthuizen Memorial Lecture, one of the most prestigious annual lectures at Rhodes University, on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at 6PM, at Eden Grove Blue Lecture Theatre.
‘Passion and an honourable vision can translate to profits’ - Stone
Date Released : 14/09/2017Jabu Stone is the epitome of dreams realised through a simple, clear and honourable vision.
Dlamini-Zuma, a “safe bet for the ailing ANC” – Verwoerd.
Date Released : 12/09/2017Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is most likely to be elected as the next president of the African National Congress and South Africa, according to Melanie Verwoerd, former African National Congress MP and ambassador to Ireland.
Rhodes congratulates new Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala
Date Released : 12/09/2017Rhodes University congratulates Simphiwe Tshabalala, an alumnus of the University, on his appointment as the first black Standard Bank sole Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Transforming education through educators: Inaugural Lecture
Date Released : 07/09/2017Rhodes 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.
Media, accountability and local governance
Date Released : 31/08/2017The notions embedded in the theme of this conference take me to very special spaces in time.
Rhodes hosts international Economics Conference on Curriculum Transformation
Date Released : 31/08/2017For the first time Rhodes University is hosting the Biennial Conference of the Economics Society of South Africa (ESSA) from Wednesday 30 August to 1 September 2017.
“Journalism standards have plummeted to an all-time low” conference told
Date Released : 31/08/2017The official opening of the Rhodes University Highway Africa conference shot straight into the purpose of this 21st gathering with delegates agreeing early on that the standard of journalism and accountability is in crisis mode.
The Dignity Drive: Bunnady’s Challenge
Date Released : 28/08/2017For her 47th Birthday on 16 August, Donor & Office Administrator, Ms Bunnady Landman wanted all her gifts to be in a form of basic toiletries, stationery and clothing, which she would then donate to students as part of the Dignity Drive.
Highway Africa deals with accountability and local governance
Date Released : 28/08/2017The Rhodes University Highway Africa Conference hosted by the School of Journalism and Media Studies in partnership with Corporate South Africa kicked off today (Monday, 28 August) and will end on Friday, 1 September 2017 in Grahamstown.
Rhodes to host Women’s Debate themed: “I am the dragon breathing fire”
Date Released : 25/08/2017The Rhodes University Debating society is hosting the 2017 Women’s Debating Open themed I am the dragon breathing fire from Saturday 26 until Sunday 27, August 2017.
Second installation of the VC’s Teaching and Research Award lectures
Date Released : 24/08/2017Rhodes University is hosting the second installation of the 2017 Vice Chancellor’s Senior Distinguished Teaching and Research Award lectures on Thursday, 24 August 2017. The teaching awards aim to stimulate scholarly teaching, research, and to recognise new lecturers who are exceptional in their discipline.
VC’s Teaching Award winners present four lectures
Date Released : 22/08/2017Rhodes University will host the 2017 Vice Chancellor’s Senior Distinguished Teaching and Research Award lectures on Tuesday, 22 and Thursday, 24 August 2017.
Rhodes welcomes donation of rich Buddhist Arts literature
Date Released : 23/08/2017A limited edition encyclopaedia of Buddhist Art, comprising 20 volumes, was donated to the Rhodes University library this week by the Fo Guang Shan, an international Chinese Buddhist monastic order and new religious movement.
The SRC’s women ready to lead from the front
Date Released : 21/08/2017The inauguration of Nhlakanipho Mahlangu as the second black female President of the Rhodes University Student Representative Council on Friday marked a start towards the end of a culture of lack of female leaders in student governance.
App allows Rhodes Communiversity to teach communities for free
Date Released : 18/08/2017Could 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 : 17/08/2017In 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 aggressively tackling HIV/Aids
Date Released : 16/08/2017South Africa has the highest prevalence of HIV/Aids in the world, at 11 percent (6 million) of the population, according to research done by Statistics SA in 2015.
Supramolecular Chemistry for industrial upgrade
Date Released : 16/08/2017The Department of Chemistry hosted its annual Barker Lecture with Professor Susan Bourne, Head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cape Town, speaking on Supramolecular chemistry: useful properties through weak interactions.
Subverting the Silence - 10 Years of Silent Protests against Rape
Date Released : 10/08/2017Thousands of students will gather on campuses in Grahamstown, Durban and Cape Town during August - Women’s Month – to participate in the annual Silent Protest – showing solidarity with rape survivors. The Grahamstown Silent Protest will kick-start at 6H00 on Friday, 11 August 2017.
Womanhood and motherhood within Christianity
Date Released : 10/08/2017The Department of Politics and International Studies presents a Women’s month public dialogue titled uMama woManyano Ngumfazi: Ubufazi and Motherhood for Methodist Manyano Women tonight, 10 August at 18h00 at the Barratt 1 Lecture Theatre.
Rhodes gives staff an opportunity to improve their qualifications
Date Released : 08/08/2017Rhodes 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.
The nation needs collective psychology to heal
Date Released : 07/08/2017Professor 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.
Forensic linguistics: Rhodes working towards an inclusive legal system
Date Released : 07/08/2017Rhodes University academics are developing a new ground breaking course that seeks to address the classism and language based discrimination of our legal system through a new discipline called ‘forensic linguistics’.
Rhodes strengthens scholarly activity in the visual and performing arts at African universities
Date Released : 04/08/2017During the month of July, the Rhodes University Arts of Africa and Global Souths research programme in collaboration with the School of Fine Art at Makerere University organised and hosted the 2017 Publishing and Research of the South: Positioning Africa (PROSPA) Workshop in Uganda over four days.
Tourism, hip-hop and magic expected at Rhodes Science Open Day
Date Released : 04/08/2017Rhodes 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.
Rhodes offers beginner isiXhosa lessons
Date Released : 03/08/2017Language is an essential tool in effecting transformation in a culturally diverse institution like Rhodes University.
Rhodes University Concludes a Successful Multi Sectoral Transformation Summit
Date Released : 31/07/2017Sustainability, social justice, local responsiveness and global competitiveness emerged as dominant themes at a ‘productive’ three-day multi-sectoral Rhodes University summit, which ended on Sunday afternoon.
Building bridges, building partnerships
Date Released : 31/07/2017Six 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.
Clayton connects with the heart of Joza
Date Released : 25/07/2017It 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.
Re-reading African Feminisms colloquium
Date Released : 20/07/2017In a bid to contribute to the intensifying need to strengthen the feminist movement in Southern Africa, the Rhodes Departments of English and Fine Art in collaboration with Finding Africa are hosting an international colloquium on African Feminisms from Friday 21 to 22 July 2017.
Dlamini-Zuma: Africa must take its economy into its own hands
Date Released : 20/07/2017Former African Union (AU) chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma delivered a talk on the African Union’s Agenda 2063 at Rhodes University, urging that instead of being dependent on outside forces, Africa needs to rely on its own resources and citizens to build the future wanted and needed.
Rhodes Trading Live for Mandela
Date Released : 18/07/2017As a contribution towards Mandela Day, Rhodes University has embarked on an intensive citywide ‘Trading Live for Mandela’ movement that takes place from March to August each year and supports the development of the whole Grahamstown community.
Rhodes Scientist develops new way to purify communal water
Date Released : 13/07/2017Aphiwe Mfuku, 25 is on verge of launching innovative research that will provide solutions to the water crises currently faced by the country, including Rhodes University.
Politics host the Post-American World Teach-in
Date Released : 14/07/2017The Political & International Studies department will this week present a series of lunch-time lectures as part of their annual teach-in from Monday, the 17th of July to Thursday the 20th of July at Barratt 1 Lecture Theatre.
Buco, first business to take part in Trading Live
Date Released : 13/07/2017Ahead of the Trading Live Week, an annual initiative by Rhodes University’s Community Engagement center, local businesses have shown tremendous interest in participating in this relationship of reciprocity inspired by the Mandela Day.
Common Good First consortium meets at Glasgow Calledonian University (GCU)
Date Released : 12/07/2017Rhodes University’s Community Engagement (CE) participated in a unique international European Union funded Common Good First digital project in Norway and Scotland.
Dr Gcina Mhlophe to headline this year’s Schools Festival
Date Released : 07/07/2017Storyteller extraordinaire Dr Gcina Mhlophe will treat over 350 learners to her charismatic performance and storytelling when she gives the keynote address at this year’s opening ceremony for the South African Schools Festival staring this Sunday, 9 July and ends Wednesday 12, July 2017.
Rhodes University’s SPI wins landmark media summit for Africa
Date Released : 16/05/2017GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa – Fifteen years ago, Rhodes University’s Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership in South Africa introduced the study of media management and leadership for newsrooms in Africa and the developing world, making it the first such institution in Africa to teach this relatively new academic discipline.
eRhini, next door to Grahamstown: a unique exhibition
Date Released : 05/07/2017A few weeks ago, I called a young man who is studying at Rhodes University to ascertain his exact location.
Moseneke liberated himself from self-importance
Date Released : 04/07/2017Justice Dikgang Moseneke delivered an unusually relaxed and colourful address compared to the usual courtroom judgements during the opening ceremony of the Word Festival 2017 (WordFest) at Rhodes University on Monday morning.
Rhodes director receives Festival Ovation Award
Date Released : 04/07/2017A Rhodes University Masters student won the prestigious 2017 Standard Bank Ovation Award for her play Bayephi, at the Grahamstown Arts Festival this week. Directed by Thembeka Madliki, the theatre production is about finding peace after the disappearance of a loved one.
Uhuru tackles the black radical tradition
Date Released : 03/07/2017The Rhodes University's Unit for Humanities (Uhuru) in partnership with the Steve Biko Foundation are currently hosting a conference on : The Black Radical Tradition from Toussaint to Biko and Beyond 1791: Haiti; 1958: Ghana; 1968: USA; 1968: Grahamstown; 1987 Burkina Faso.
Can a university transform without Africanising?
Date Released : 27/06/2017The SarchI chair at Rhodes University has exceeded all expectations and requirements set out for its five-year duration.
Closing the gap in science leadership
Date Released : 26/06/2017For Dr Samson Khene, a lecturer in physical chemistry at a South African university, the Africa Science Leadership Programme has opened his eyes to the power and responsibility of science to solve complex social problems.
African tongues losing favour?
Date Released : 23/06/2017THE Eastern Cape has a rich seam of intellectual and cultural heritage. This arises from the fact that in the early encounters between the colonial settlers and the indigenous inhabitants of the area of the Eastern Cape now known as the Zuurberg, the European settlers established a foothold followed by the missionaries.
Carving a path for African languages in academia
Date Released : 21/06/2017Ntombovuyo Ngaphu, 21, is a petite and soft-spoken African Languages post-graduate student with an almost tangible passion for language, particularly isiXhosa.
Rhodes, advocating for a multilingual learning environment
Date Released : 21/06/2017In a discussion held last week, the Transformation Language Group resolved that intensive advocacy towards language transformation at Rhodes University is essential to highlight the gains achieved over the past three years.
Finding success against all odds: the story of Olwethu Waka
Date Released : 15/06/2017Success is no accident, says Pele, arguably the world’s all-time best footballer.
Rhodes hosts conference on African intellectuals, their work and its place in academia
Date Released : 15/06/2017Rhodes University will host an intensive two-day Colloquium under the theme - Rethinking South African Canonical Writing: Centering the isiXhosa Writings of the 19th and Early 20th centuries from 21 to 22 June 2017.
Dr Mkhize calls for universities to teach citizenship and ubuntu
Date Released : 09/06/2017Former Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Dr Zweli Mkhize and Treasurer of the African National Congress (ANC), urged institutions of higher education to produce citizens that consider their education as an investment in society during a public Lecture on Citizenship and our Country yesterday at Rhodes University.
Rhodes raising R1bn for 'missing middle'
Date Released : 07/06/2017RHODES University yesterday launched its biggest fundraising initiative ever aimed at raising R1billion to assist academically deserving students in financial need.
Rhodes sets sights on Rlbn
Date Released : 07/06/2017RHODES University yesterday launched its biggest fundraising initiative ever, aimed at raising R1billion to assist academically deserving students in financial need.
Rhodes to raise R1 billion for students financial aid
Date Released : 06/06/2017Dr Sizwe Mabizela, Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor launched an ambitious student financial support initiative called Isivivane Fund in Grahamstown today.
An opportunity to make hopes, dreams and aspirations a reality
Date Released : 06/06/2017Thank you for joining us on this significant and historic day of our University.
Rhodes launches ambitious student support fund - Isivivane
Date Released : 05/06/2017When Phelokazi Ndaba*, a 19-year-old Rhodes University law student, became one of the first group of 150 students to benefit from the newly launched Isivivane Fund
Universities consulted on the internationalisation policy in higher education
Date Released : 02/06/2017Rhodes University recently hosted Chief Mabizela, Chief Director of higher education policy for the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to engage on the draft Policy Framework for Internationalisation of Higher Education in South Africa as part of International Week.
Trading Live for Mandela Day Challenge
Date Released : 01/06/2017It is that time of the year again when Rhodes University and Grahamstown gear up to participate in Trading Live for Mandela Day.
Alumni add their voice on the Transformation of RU
Date Released : 30/05/2017Rhodes University alumni consultations swung into action in May with several well-attended meetings in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Namibia and in Perth.
Research Conference to look into the devastating impact of climate change
Date Released : 26/05/2017Rhodes University will host the third two-day Adaptation Colloquium (Think Tank) on climate change from 30 -31 May 2017.
Ambassador of Africa’s last colony gives talk at Rhodes University
Date Released : 24/05/2017Rhodes University hosted a discussion titled Africans Colonising Africans: Colonisation in present day Africa, the Western Sahara Conflict last night.
Dr Siphokazi Magadla presents Dialogue on women combatants during apartheid
Date Released : 23/05/2017Newly conferred Rhodes University Politics and International Relations lecturer, Dr Siphokazi Magadla , presents a Talk on “Yayi lixesha lento ayithethwa!": Women combatants and the armed struggle against apartheid this Wednesday at 6PM at the General Lecture Theatre (GLT).
A snapshot of our University today
Date Released : 18/05/2017Rhodes University, like all other public universities in our country, is in the throes of change. Much is happening in our space and all around us.
Men urged to attend a men only discussion around Gender Based Violence
Date Released : 18/05/2017Amidst growing statistics of gruesome murder and violence perpetuated by men against women, a men only meeting is to be held this evening at the Zoo Major to discuss the current situation and the role that men can play to make the world a better place.
Final year student excluded from University for 10 years for rape
Date Released : 18/05/2017A final year Bachelor of Commerce student was this week excluded for 10 years from Rhodes University after being found guilty of rape.
Concern over illegal protest action by Nehawu as Nteu accepts revised offer and calls off industrial action.
Date Released : 10/05/2017Rhodes University is extremely concerned about an illegal and unprocedural protest action which took place on campus today against the requirements of a signed agreement between the University and organised labour in the institution.
Politics honours struggle icon Ruth Mompati
Date Released : 26/04/2017The Department of Political and International Studies last week honoured struggle icon Ms Ruth Segomotsi Mompati during their graduation by naming a Seminar room after her.
48 year old PhD graduate champions black excellence
Date Released : 25/04/2017Dr Nyameka Kangela and her academic achievements are the embodiment of black excellence, a value which her father instilled in her at a young age.
Rhodes’ Jeff Opland awarded Ikhamanga by the President
Date Released : 26/04/2017Professor Jeff Opland, Research Associate and visiting Professor in the Rhodes University’s African Language Studies: School of Languages & Literatures will be awarded the presidential Silver in the Order of Ikhamanga Awards on Friday, 28 April 2017.
Rhodes organised labour hand over memoranda to management
Date Released : 25/04/2017The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) and the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), organised labour at Rhodes University
Over 2 400 capped during Rhodes University's 2017 graduation ceremonies
Date Released : 23/04/2017It was smooth sailing at Rhodes University in Grahamstown where over 2 400 graduated with degrees and diplomas in six ceremonies - the last one was held on Saturday.
PhD written in isiXhosa hailed as milestone
Date Released : 23/04/2017A chance encounter between a South African music teacher and Xhosa-speaking students in Zimbabwe has led to the production of Rhodes University’s first PhD thesis in isiXhosa.
Meet the man who wrote Rhodes University’s first isiXhosa PhD thesis
Date Released : 24/04/2017Hailing from rural Mqanduli in the Eastern Cape, 31-year-old Kunju says his love affair with the language began at a young age.
Barney Pityana conferred honorary doctorate by Rhodes University
Date Released : 24/04/2017Outspoken champion for human rights Professor Barney Pityana was conferred an honorary doctorate by Rhodes University over the weekend.
Rhodes University historic graduation off to a good start
Date Released : 20/04/2017Rhodes graduation got off to a smooth start this morning to mark the start of a programme in which six ceremonies will be held in three days to confer degrees and diplomas to over 2400 students.
Rhodes to honour five game changers
Date Released : 19/04/2017Rhodes University will confer honorary doctorates on five world game-changers.
Traditional Courts Bill, the devil in the details
Date Released : 07/04/2017Judge of Appeal Nambitha Dambuza, 45, addressed a lecture that interrogates the devil in the detail of the newly revised and approved 2017 Traditional Courts Bill on the 3rd of April 2017 as a guest of the Faculty of Law, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
Strengthening a counter culture to gender based violence:
Date Released : 03/04/2017In my circular last week, I provided an update about the work that we are doing to strengthen a counter culture to rape and sexual/gender-based violence in our institution.