As Rhodes University has expanded in size over the years, the road system on Campus has become increasingly congested, with a limited amount of parking space available. Unfortunately there will be even more pressure on parking from June this year, when the building of a new Education Building will begin in the Grey St parking lot (near Allan Webb Hall). The site will be accessible to construction staff only, with no through route. After completion, there will only be limited parking for disabled and staff.
Students are reminded that that there are 240 parking bays in the Barratt Car Park (with 24/7 security), within a 10 minute easy walk to most parts of campus. Also note that all restricted areas such as Central Campus and St Peters Campus are open after-hours for staff and students.
Your understanding and patience will be appreciated.
Vivian de Klerk
DEAN OF STUDENTS
THE PEDRO ISSUE
At the beginning of the year, former SRC Treasurer Mr. Pedro Mzileni had updated his Facebook status with an offensive post implicating the Dean of Students. The SRC released a press statement distancing itself from the status update given its non-affiliation with the Facebook post and by extension, the former councillor. This saw criticism by members of the Student Body and questioned the SRC?s stance regarding forms of discrimination.
The SRC acknowledges the approach used and further extends its apologies to students that felt offended by the statement released.
The SRC wishes to re-affirm its stance fervently against racism and all other forms of discrimination listed under Section 9 of the constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
Many of us know that Purple Thursday exists, but do not necessarily know what it is all about. It is certainly more than just handing out free cupcakes!
Thursday 24 May 2012
Say NO to xenophobia and yes to being welcoming to people from other places.
Xenophobia may be defined as an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange.
As part of the RU International Week, please encourage everyone to open their hearts and minds and say NO to xenophobia by tweeting and tagging #xeNOphobia on Thursday 24 May.