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Rethinking the South African Crisis

Gillian Hart, a leading geographer on the global stage, a key protagonist in the revival of scholarship on Antonio Gramsci and a leading political theorist of the South African crisis offered a public lecture and postgraduate master class at Rhodes University recently entitled “’Political Society’ and Its Discontents: South African Reflections on Indian Debates”.

Mail & Guardian

Rhodes University appoints new vice-chancellor

Improving staff remuneration and helping to get the Eastern Cape education department out of its mess will be some of Rhodes University’s new vice-chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela’s, priorities in his newly announced tenure ... and getting the local municipality that services the student town to keep the water and electricity on, of course.

Daily Dispatch

Tiny Wessa branch takes top award

THEY may only have a handful of members but this has not stopped a group of Grahamstown eco-activists from scooping a top award. The 50 volunteers at the Grahamstown Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) branch were honoured at the recent national annual awards and judged the best branch in the country.

The Herald

Helping matrics do well is his passion

Driven by a deep-seated desire to have every parent beaming with pride at seeing their children graduate and climb up the academic ladder, Port Elizabeth’s Rev Dr Simon Gqubule has dedicated the latter part of his life to ensuring pupils get off on a sound footing.


Environmental issues come under spotlight at Rhodes

THE link between culture, nature and wellbeing, children's perceptions of the environment, as well as long-term vegetation change in the climate biomes of southern Africa and its implications for conservation will be in the spotlight at an "Arid Zones — Thicket Fusion" conference in Grahamstown next month.

Rhodes news

Leading in Litigation

Eastern Cape communities, legal NGOs and the courts have played ? and continue to play ? a leading role in expanding the frontiers of legal procedures to enforce socio-economic rights.


EFF, Numsa party 'ones to watch'

WITH new kids on the political block, the EFF, and Numsa's proposed workers' party both vying for support, the relationship between the two could be a defining moment in South African politics

The Herald

Rhodes staff members to cap children

It is sure to be a special day for Rhodes University graduates whose parents work on campus as they will not be capped by registrar Stephen Fourie, as usual, but by their mothers and fathers when graduation kicks off at the institution today.


Debating ethics in education

With a view of debating the extent to which South African schools and universities are ethical institutions, panellists Dr Sizwe Mabizela, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University and Chairperson of the Umalusi Board and Ms Madeleine Schoeman, principal of Ntsika High School recently participated in a panel debate under the theme, ‘The Ethical Educational Institution’.

Cape Times

Vigorous debate vital

UNISA’S third annual Research and Innovation Week in Pretoria last week saw high-ranking academics from several South African universities engage in a vigorous debate on the role of research and scholarship in higher education.

Office of the Vice-Chancellor

A Response to the South African Jewish Report and Ms Klazinga on ‘Jews unwelcome at Rhodes’

On 1 January 2014, the South African Jewish Report and Ms Larissa Klazinga made a number of unfounded claims and unsubstantiated allegations against Rhodes University. Based on hysteria, lies and inaccuracies, the central claim made is that Rhodes University is hostile to Jews and seeks to be rid of Jews. We reject with contempt these baseless and self-serving claims and allegations of the South African Jewish Report and Klazinga.