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Rhodes University to Host Philosophy Transformation Dialogue
The terms “decolonisation” and “transformation” have captured the imagination of academics and students, and have recently found fertile ground for expression in the wake of the #FeesMustFall phenomenon.
Rhodes University ready for a new Academic Year
Following the #FeesMustFall protests at the end of last year, Rhodes University is one of the few universities in South Africa which successfully completed the full 2016 academic year, including the year-end exams for nearly all courses.
Rhodes University Maintains Exceptional record of Mandela Rhodes Scholarships
The Mandela Rhodes Foundation has announced its selection of the 13th cohort of Mandela Rhodes Scholars – six (6) of whom will be studying at Rhodes University this year.
280 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of chimaeroid fishes
High-definition CT scans of the fossilized skull of a 280 million-year-old fish reveal the origin of chimaeras, a group of cartilaginous fish related to sharks
Rhodes researchers form part of first-ever Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) Project
Two Rhodes University microbiologists will join a team of 50 researchers from 30 countries to participate in the first circumnavigation of Antarctica.
South African professor says Africa must solve its own problems
Africa must learn to solve its own problems, says the winner of this year's African Union (AU) Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award, Professor Tebello Nyokong of Rhodes University in Grahamstown in Eastern Cape Province.
Environmental Award Winners 2016
The winners of the Rhodes University Environmental Awards 2016 were presented with their trophies on Wednesday 23 November in the Senior Common Room. The winners of the Individual Award was a joint award to Prof Brian Allanson and Mrs Louw Claassens.
All-female research team heads to Antarctica for pioneering study
Seven researchers from Rhodes University are heading to Antarctica for the annual summer relief voyage on 30 November 2016. This is the largest contingent from any South African University on this year’s expedition and includes two academic staff members and five students.
Unfortunately, Rhodes University experienced disruption in the early morning of 5 October 2016. Protesters invaded residences on the upper part of campus while students were sleeping. Fire alarms were set off as the residences were invaded. Tyres and two rain water storage tanks were also set alight in the immediate vicinity.
Letter from the Vice-Chancellor
Since the start of disruptions of the academic activities of our University on Tuesday, 22 September 2016, I have received numerous e-mail messages from students, academic and support staff and parents who are anxious and concerned about events on campus.
Public Lecture by Deputy-Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
The Political and International Studies Department hosted The Honourable Luwellyn Landers MP, Deputy-Minister of International Relations and Cooperation who delivered a timely lecture on Wednesday, 14th of September 2016, unpacking the importance of fostering development and democracy through international relations and diplomacy.
Let us march in support of our students and our public higher education system
Our public higher education stands on the edge of a precipice. The challenges confronting our system demand that we all work together to strengthen rather than weaken it further
Rhodes University’s response to the Minister of Higher Education & Training’s statement on university tuition fee adjustments for 2017
Rhodes University notes and welcomes the Minister's recommendations regarding university tuition fee adjustments for 2017. We particularly welcome Government's commitment to assist students who come from poor and working class families and those who come from mid-level income families.
Rhodes University Celebrates Dedicated Retirees on Arbor Day
Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela, hosted the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony to honour recently retired staff members who were in service of the University for 15 years and more, on 6 September 2016.
Kgalema Motlanthe calls for reawakening of the values of uBuntu
Rhodes Business School hosted former President Kgalema Motlanthe for the second Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Development Trust (ATMDT) annual lecture, on Monday 12th September 2016.
Motlanthe calls on SA to hold leaders ‘accountable’
Former state president Kgalema Motlanthe has said the only way to address ruling party “arrogance and deceit” is to hold leaders accountable.
Declaration of a Higher Education & Training multi-stakeholder summit that took place on 03 October 2016.
On 03 October 2016 the Minister of Higher Education & Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, convened a multi-stakeholder consultative forum in Kempton Park to deliberate and reach a common position on the crisis engulfing our public Higher Education system.
Call for Nominations: Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Executive Training
The Bloomberg Media Initiative course applications are now open.
Safety and security on campus
Safety and security on campus are both an individual and a collective responsibility of all students and staff. On its part, the University has a responsibility to take all such steps as may reasonably be practicable to create a safe and secure university environment in which students and staff can learn, work and live.