A night of tears and victory: 2019 SRC inauguration
Date Released : 20/08/2018The night of the 17th of August was a whirlwind of emotion as Rhodes University inaugurated the 2019 Student Representative Council (SRC) only hours after the memorial service of the late Khensani Maseko, who was an SRC alumni and member of the Independent Electoral Board (IEB).
Support Services available to Rhodes University students
Date Released : 04/06/2018The 2018 mid-year exam period has started. If you or someone you know is struggling to cope during this time, we urge you to make use of the support services that are available to Rhodes University students.
LLB NATIONAL REVIEW: REVISED REACCREDITATION OUTCOMES
Date Released : 20/11/2017The Council on Higher Education (CHE) on Wednesday, 15 November 2017, released its revised reaccreditation outcomes concerning the Higher Education Quality Committee’s (HEQC’s) National Review of LLB Programmes. Rhodes’s LLB has been reaccredited, subject to meeting one specific condition, on which it must report to the CHE by 10 May 2018.
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.
Putting Africa 1st on the map: Rhodes student’s proudly African designs in demand
Date Released : 18/09/2017It was a love of fashion paired with a passion for African culture that inspired third-year Rhodes University student Thokozani Dladla to launch his clothing label, Africa 1st.
The Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa
Date Released : 01/09/2017Professor Enyinna Nwauche’s highly anticipated book on traditional cultural expression in Africa has been published.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First Things First Campaign kicks off at Rhodes
Date Released : 28/03/2017According to research conducted by the Higher Education and Training HIV and AIDS programme (HEAIDS), the HIV prevalence rate among South Africa's university students is at 3.4%.
Higher Education institutions team up to take on fundraising challenges
Date Released : 24/03/2017Seeking out proactive collaboration and designing approaches to shared institutional fundraising challenges were some of the issues discussed at the first Higher Education Fundraising Forum held at Stellenbosch University (SU) recently.
Heartbreak for RU as they drop points at home
Date Released : 28/02/2017Rhodes University’s rugby team had it all to prove on Monday, 27 February at their penultimate home game in the 2017 Varsity Shield tournament.
Tonight Rhodes University rugby is up against old rivals
Date Released : 27/02/2017Tonight Rhodes University rugby is up against old rivals, University of Fort Hare at the RU Great Field at 6:30pm.
Rhodes Student wins Top National Competition
Date Released : 22/02/2017Helen Lenahan (g14L0854), currently registered for Classics Honours in the Classics section of the School of Languages and Literatures at Rhodes, has won two prestigious national competitions hosted by the Classical Association of South Africa (CASA).
Rhodes welcomes additional allocation for higher education in 2017 Budget
Date Released : 22/02/2017Rhodes University welcomes today’s announcement by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, of an increase in the budget allocation for higher education and NSFAS.
Student Accommodation Update
Date Released : 15/02/2017By virtue of its small town location, most students attending Rhodes University require accommodation. Of the over 8 277 students that will register at Rhodes in 2017, 3 594 will have a place in the University residence as this is the capacity of the university residence system.
Rhodes University Opens Academic Year
Date Released : 14/02/2017Rhodes University hosted a media briefing in Port Elizabeth today (Tuesday, 14 February) where members of the media were briefed about some of the pertinent issues that face the University as they prepare for the start of the academic year, which starts next week.
VC Address to new students and Parents 2017
Date Released : 13/02/2017On behalf of our academic, support and professional staff I extend a hearty welcome to you, our new students, and to your parents and other family members who have accompanied you to Rhodes University.
Parents impressed with the first day of registration
Date Released : 11/02/2017The first day of Rhodes University’s Registration went off to an amazingly seamless start.
Death of a student
Date Released : 02/06/2016It is with deep regret that we inform the University Community of the death of one of our students who passed away in a fire that broke out in a digs at around 12:30 this morning.
Death of a Rhodes Student
Date Released : 19/04/2016I very much regret to announce the death of one of our students, Ms Londiwe Jobela, student no g14j1956
Rhodes University senior management to engage students on transformation
Date Released : 19/03/2015Rhodes University senior management will engage the Rhodes University students in a discussion
Vice-Chancellor’s Circular - Developments on our campus
Date Released : 26/03/2015Yesterday afternoon, 25 March 2015, I received a memorandum from the University Student Representative Council (SRC) raising issues of transformation at Rhodes University and the issue of the name of our institution.
Registration Weekend Success
Date Released : 08/02/2016Campus was abuzz on Saturday and Sunday, 6 and 7 February, as new students registered to begin their university career at Rhodes University.
Welcome Message from Student Affairs
Date Released : 26/01/2016On behalf of the Division of Student Affairs – I wish to introduce you to our vibrant office
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VC Address On Transformation Issues
Date Released : 17/09/2015The University is working on a broad range of transformation concerns and is committed to continuing the quest to find solutions to remaining challenges together.
Miriam Makeba Hall-Good News Story
First Thing's First HIV testing Campaign (17- 21 August 2015)
Date Released : 13/08/2015The Rhodes University Health Care Centre, HIV Office and SHARC in partnership with the Department of Health (DoH), AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Raphael Centre will be facilitating the second session of its "First Thing's First HIV testing Campaign" during the HIV week 17 - 21 August 2015.
Well Done Health Care Centre
Courtenay Latimer Hall - Good News
Desmond Tutu Hall- Good News Story
Date Released : 06/08/2015On behalf of Desmond Tutu Hall, I would like to thank you so much for your lunch visit with the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela.
Well Done Counselling Centre
Date Released : 03/08/2015Jeremy Ruiters – psychologist at RU Counselling Centre successfully lead the Eastern Cape SAACHDE Regional meeting and conference on 9 and 10 June 2015.
Vice-Chancellor’s Circular: 27 July 2015 Intervarsity 2015
Date Released : 31/07/2015The purpose of Intervarsity is for the universities in the Eastern Cape to meet and display their sporting talent, and for camaraderie among peers.
Vice-Chancellor’s Circular 24 July 2015
Date Released : 31/07/2015Update on the broader issues of transformation at Rhodes University, including the future of the name of the University
Thank You Wellness Division – Well Done Lilian Britten
Date Released : 31/07/2015Lilian Britten house showed significant improvement in their academic results from December 2014 to June 2015.
USSA SPORTS TOURNAMENTS RESULTS
Date Released : 09/07/2015We are proud to announce the following results obtained during the July USSA tournaments
Vice-Chancellor’s Circular 29/05/15
Date Released : 10/06/2015Over the past few weeks I have had interactions and engagements with a wide cross section of our student body and have received correspondence from some members of the University community regarding experiences of discomfort and anxiety by some students at Rhodes. Debates, discussions and engagements on issues of transformation and change are most welcome and encouraged at our University. It is through such engagement that we can collectively reshape and remake our University
Rhodes Vice-Chancellor engages with students on transformation and name change
Date Released : 20/03/2015Rhodes University students came out in numbers yesterday (19 March) to debate.
Mdantsane teen's study dream reality
Date Released : 23/02/2015AN Eastern Cape youth who nearly missed out on studying at a university because of a lack of funds, is on course to fulfil his dream of becoming a pharmacist.
Vice-Chancellor's Welcome Message to first years
Date Released : 23/01/2015We are delighted that you have chosen Rhodes University to partner you as you enter the next phase of your journey of intellectual growth, self-discovery and personal development. You have chosen very well!
Dr Sizwe Mabizela appointed VC of Rhodes University
Rhodes celebrates postgraduates achievements
Date Released : 21/10/2014A group of postgraduate students are making waves in their communities after representing Rhodes University on national and international
Rhodes VC full of praise as new students arrive
Date Released : 10/02/2015RHODES University's new vice-chancellor has praised more than 1 500 first-year students for excelling in Grade 12
Sarah-Jane Bradfield and Zamuxolo Matiwana journey to find out about current water situation in Grahamstown
Date Released : 08/12/2014When Mr Peter Ellis of MBB Consulting Engineers invited Matiwana and Bradfield for a brief tour of Grahamstown’s bulk water supplies
R100 million to be spent on stabilising water woes
Date Released : 08/12/2014The installation of an additional waterline and reservoir to cater for the water needs of upper campus could mark the end of the water woes
Close look at progress in G'town water issue
Date Released : 25/11/2014A TOP-LEVEL government delegation yesterday visited Grahamstown to see the progress that had been made in solving ongoing water outages.
Five female postgraduate students head to Antarctica
Date Released : 24/11/2014The project Landscape Processes in Antarctic Ecosystems has six Rhodes Geographers heading to Antarctica on 4 December for the 2014/15 Summer to do research, including five women, which must be a record for South African Teams.
Overcoming the odds at Grahamstown school
Date Released : 24/11/2014Most pupils at Grahamstown's GADRA school come from disadvantaged backgrounds. So how has the school become the second-biggest feeder to Rhodes?
More to Soweto than izikhotane
Father inspired new Rhodes VC
Date Released : 20/10/2014FROM a rural village to vice-chancellor of Rhodes University, Dr Sizwe Mabizela's academic journey to the top was encouraged at the knee of his working class father.
Mabizela calls on youth to lead at Rhodes Investec Top 100
Date Released : 17/10/2014Incoming Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University Dr Sizwe Mabizela commanded the award recipients at the Rhodes Investec Top 100 ceremony to change the demoralised and morally corrupt South African society for the next generation in his key note address at the event.
Investec Rhodes Top 100 Awards
Date Released : 15/10/2014Sixty-six winners of the Investec Rhodes Top 100 Awards were announced in a special edition of The Oppidan Press on 8 October 2014.
SRC to discuss Academic Freedom and the Student Experience
Date Released : 01/10/2014Rhodes University Academic Freedom Committee will host a discussion on Academic Freedom and The Student Experience at Rhodes University
Reflections on Rhodes University
Date Released : 30/09/2014Rhodes University is truly the epitome of a small university- town, with an intimate character-filled environment where everyone knows everyone, and you are sure to bump into fellow students wherever you go.
Documenting Grahamstown's unheard voices
Date Released : 04/09/2014Grahamstown is a city known for its churches, its arts festival, its student life, and even its donkeys, but what about its own people?
Latest water outage update
Date Released : 27/08/2014The burst pipe was sent to East London for welding yesterday morning (26 August)
Current Water Outage at Rhodes University 24 August 2014
Date Released : 25/08/2014On Friday, 22 August the Makana Municipality notified Rhodes University through the Infrastructure & Operations Division
Water outage Update 25 August 2014
Date Released : 25/08/2014Rhodes University has been informed by the Makana Municipality consulting engineers that while the repair team is working round the clock to repair the pipe
The birds, the BEEs and the social butterflies of Joburg’s north
Date Released : 15/08/2014The arena of “love” among the rich black kids of northern Joburg is thrilling and tumultuous, pompous and poetic.
The birds, the BEEs and the social butterflies of Joburg’s north
Date Released : 15/08/2014The arena of “love” among the rich black kids of northern Joburg is thrilling and tumultuous, pompous and poetic.
Showing solidarity heals
Date Released : 15/08/2014AS THE organiser of this year’s Silent Protest at Rhodes University, I read Dave Rankin’s letter to the editor (“Pointless protest”, DD August 7) with interest and empathy.
Solo will break your heart
Date Released : 11/07/2014The Rhodes University production at the Student Theatre Festival never fails to draw a crowd. Solo, which follows a mother's journey to retrieve her drowned daughter, opened to a soldout theatre.
1 000 students protest against rape
Date Released : 04/08/2014More than 1 000 Rhodes University students and staff braved the winter chill early yesterday morning to march across campus to protest rampant rape and sexual violence.
Rape survivor calls for moral regeneration
Date Released : 01/08/2014Moral regeneration is the solution to gender-based violence, says Andy Kawa, rape survivor and entrepreneur who spoke at Rhodes University On Wednesday 30 July on the eve of the annual Silent Protest event.
Rhodes University remembers two drowned students
Date Released : 31/07/2014THE tragic deaths of two Rhodes University students during a fishing outing near Grahamstown on Saturday has galvanised Grahamstown.
Thank you for help in operation
Date Released : 30/07/2014On Saturday, two of our third year students, Mohammed Mussa and Rizwan Bhayat, drowned in the Settlers Dam in the Thomas Baines Nature Reserve.
EC universities unite
Date Released : 25/07/2014For the first time in the eight year history of the Silent Protest, students from Walter Sisulu University and the University of Fort Hare will join forces with the Rhodes University in Silent Protest on 1 August 2014.
Goodbye from the Dean of Students
Bringing home Amanda Tweyi's death
Date Released : 22/05/2014Violence in our most personal relationships is symptomatic of the violence in our society, said Rhodes Journalism lecturer Professor Anthony Collins
SA calls for release of Nigerian girls
Date Released : 12/05/2014Rhodes University together with the Grahamstown community in the Eastern Cape have pleaded with the Nigerian government to intervene in returning the 234 Nigerian
Res shooting highlights gender-based violence
Date Released : 02/05/2014More than half of South African intimate relationships have an element of violence in them, says Rhodes academic Anthony Collins in the wake of Amanda Tweyi's murder this week.
Memorial Service for the late Ms Amanda Tweyi
Date Released : 29/04/2014A Memorial Service for the late Ms Amanda Tweyi will be held in the Chapel of St Mary and All the Angels (Rhodes Chapel) on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 at 15h30.
Unzip your knowledge
Date Released : 14/04/2014Ubom! Eastern-Cape Theatre Company in association with CHERTL presents ‘Unzip your knowledge’ - a comical and honest investigation of the Rhodes academic experience.
Appointing a new Vice-Chancellor for Rhodes
Date Released : 11/04/2014These are changing times for Rhodes University. Dr Saleem Badat has resigned after eight years to take up a post in New York with the Andrew W Mellon Foundation higher education programme.
Human Rights Week Celebrations 2014
Date Released : 13/03/2014The Dean of Students Office with the SRC will be hosting various events on campus in celebration of Human Rights Day.
LIVE SMART DAY CELEBRATIONS
Date Released : 26/02/2014Rhodes University is celebrating Live Smart day on Friday, 28 February 2014. There will be a number of activities:
Student had a bright future
Date Released : 18/11/2013Alvin Andile Ziyambi's family conveyed extreme gratitude to the community of Grahamstown
Silent protest catches fire
Date Released : 30/10/2013The Rhodes University Silent Protest protest which happens annually sees thousands of students pledging solidarity towards fighting the on-going struggle against the silence around sexual abuse.
Minister and youth engagement on the NDP
Date Released : 11/10/2013Invitations to attend the National Development Plan (NDP) youth gathering this past weekend from 5 to 6 October were extended to youth-led organisations within the Nelson Mandela Bay District, including the Rhodes University Student Representative Committee (SRC).
Rhodes graduate dies in Kenya Westgate siege
Date Released : 24/09/2013The Westgate Siege in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday claimed the life of an International Journalist working with Radio Africa, Kiss TV, Kiss 100 and XFM stations.
Rhodes author on shortlist
Date Released : 13/09/2013Rhodes University masters student Sabata-mpho Mokae's novel, Ga ke Modisa, has been shortlisted for the 2013 M-Net Literary Awards. Mokae is completing his MA in creative writing at Rhodes, where his thesis is a novella in English.
Bense third time lucky in SRC 2014 Elections
Date Released : 30/08/2013Bradley Bense, SRC President for 2014, addressed the audience at the end of the Inauguration ceremony. Of the 2013 SRC he said, "We've had a long road but we've done well."
Town up in arms over water crisis
Date Released : 26/08/2013Zuma’s office sending team to assess situation in parched Grahamstown. Is it because they are better than us that Rhodes gets listened to?
Sort it out or get out
Date Released : 23/08/2013THE prolonged water outages in large parts of Makana Municipality are not just an inconvenience to many residents. They threaten the future of Grahamstown.
Rhodes gets water after presidency intervenes
Date Released : 21/08/2013It took an intervention from President Jacob Zuma’s office for water to be restored to Rhodes University – which was on the brink of closing late last week.
Zuma’s office takes steps to deal with Rhodes water crisis
Date Released : 21/08/2013Grahamstown’s lengthy water shortage, which threatens to close Rhodes University, is at last receiving priority attention at the highest level.
Water Update: 20 August 2013
Date Released : 20/08/2013The situation in our five affected residences has improved, and water continues to flow into their tanks.
Rhodes urges residents to help students as water crisis deepens
Date Released : 20/08/2013In ongoing water outages at five Rhodes University residences, management has appealed to staff who have water at home to “adopt a student” so they can shower and do their laundry.
Giving the gift of education to the young
Date Released : 19/08/2013When 5fm's Sureshnie Rider was awarded R100 000 she decided to give it to a cause close to her heart: young people. Winner of 2011's MTN Y'ello Rose award, Rider decided to split the money between the Chatsworth Youth Centre and Gugu Mahlangu's tuition at Rhodes University.
Vice-Chancellor’s Circular on the Establishment of an Emergency Water Action Team
Date Released : 19/08/2013Yesterday (Sunday, 18 August 2013) there was again a problem with water supply, due to a faulty pump at Waainek. No sooner had water begun to flow, supply to a few residences was interrupted.
Update from the Dean of Students on the current water outage
Date Released : 19/08/201319 Aug 2013 09h00 Yesterday there were mechanical and electrical problems which resulted in a further break-down in the Waainek pump. As result of pressure reduction, 5 residences are still without water: Amina Cachalia, Margaret Smith, Calata, Cullen Bowles and Ellen Kuzwayo.
Vice-Chancellor’s Circular on the Recent Water Crisis and Appointment of Special Assistants
Date Released : 18/08/2013The Vice-Chancellor wishes to thank everyone who joined the protest march on Wednesday (14 August). It was gratifying to see students, academic and support staff and concerned citizens uniting in their outrage over an intolerable situation.
Update on the current water outage
Update from the Dean of Students on the current water outage
Date Released : 15/08/2013The situation has improved since yesterday, and all pumps are now operational. Purification is in process.
An open letter to the mayor, the municipal manager and the Makana Municipality councillors
Date Released : 14/08/2013Rhodes University views itself as an integral part of the Makana region and the Eastern Cape. We are willing to shoulder responsibility in the search for collective solutions to problems that confront our community.
Update from the Dean of Students on the current water outage
Date Released : 14/08/201314 Aug 2013 08h30 - Unfortunately there has been no change in the situation overnight: there are currently 42 residences which are without any water. The most recent report from Makana Municipality indicates that the planned repairs on the Waainek pump were not successful, and the pump is still not operational.
Dean of Students’ Statement on the current water outage
Date Released : 13/08/2013The recent water outages at Chris Hani, Cullen Bowles, Rosa Parks, Calata, Margaret Smith, Amina Cachalia, Ellen Kuzwayo, Joe Slovo, Centenary, Dingemans and Livingstone have continued unabated today.
Statement on the current water outage
Date Released : 12/08/2013My thanks (and sympathies) to all who are coping so well with the current water outage. The following residences have had no water since Tuesday last week: Chris Hani; Cullen Bowles; Rosa Parks; Calata; Margaret Smith; Amina Cachalia; Ellen Kuzwayo; Joe Slovo; Centenary; Dingemans; Livingstone.
Transplant athlete eyes gold
Date Released : 02/08/2013A Rhodes University student has set his sights on winning gold at the World Transplant Games currently underway in Durban after he was given a second chance at life by an anonymous kidney donor.
Bursary boost for EL woman
Date Released : 29/07/2013A bursary to study a masters degree from the Businesswomen's Association (BWA) has boosted the prospects of a young East London woman.
Youths are impatient Mr Ramaphosa
Date Released : 16/07/2013What an opportunity. Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president of the ANC, was holding a dialogue with the youth of Polokwane.
Adults earning less than what students spend
Date Released : 15/07/2013South African students spend more in disposable income than many adults make before tax in a year.
Me and my Islamic ID
Date Released : 11/07/2013Moving to another city meant having to adjust to another lifestyle. Arriving in Grahamstown I soon realized that the Muslim community was very small.
Green advocates and National Arts Festival introduce Bokashi style
Date Released : 08/07/2013Green advocates have joined forces with the National Arts Festival to take recycling to the next level by repurposing food waste much of it as nosh for worms.
Students turn their lenses on light, identity
Date Released : 05/07/2013Rhodes University’s Department of Journalism is exhibiting the work of its fourth-year photojournalism students at the Africa Media Matrix.
Meet new people with start-up Weaver
Date Released : 03/07/2013A new start-up from Cape Town has been established to act as matchmaker for groups of friends. But instead of romance, Weaver wants to foster new friendships.
Walking tours with a twist
Date Released : 02/07/2013Diamonds, Bagpipes and the Mother Superior sounds like just the kind of title for a Festival production you'd expect.
East meets West in Hanamichi
Date Released : 02/07/2013Presented by Rhodes University Master’s student, Tristan Jacobs (Hats, Stilted), Hanamichi is a thrilling theatrical hybrid, a dialogue between Western and Eastern theatre forms.
Wise words to the future of science
The kids are not alright
Date Released : 14/06/2013Oh, the kids these days. They get a bad reputation and a lot of "eishes". Where are the leaders, people ask. Where are the politically conscious intellectual activists of the variety that was so common during the Struggle?
Airing dirty linen online
Tyson grabs spot in stand-up contest
Date Released : 20/05/2013Comedian Tyson Ngubeni has put Soweto on the map by making it into the top 10 finalists of Comedy Central’s amateur stand-up competition.
Making things happen in a tough industry: a musician’s tale
Date Released : 13/05/2013Christo Greyling is a student in the Music Department studying towards his Bachelor of Music degree. He is an intelligent young man with a passion for music and has dedicated his life to playing and teaching music.
Victim no longer, victor forever
Date Released : 07/05/2013“My silence affirms my solidarity with survivors silenced by rape and sexual violence.” Three thousand protestors nationwide united for the first time in Rhodes University’s annual silent protest on 19 April.
Eusebius McKaiser fears Rhodes students’ political disengagement
Date Released : 07/05/2013Eusebius Mckaiser's controversial first book has been received with critical acclaim. Promoting his book A Bantu in my Bathroom Eusebius McKaiser spoke to an audience at Rhodes University on 3 May 2013.
New DA youth leader wants a punchier party
Date Released : 06/05/2013If Mbali Ntuli gets her way, the DA will be shaken up a bit by its youngsters.
Cancer awareness central to cyclathon
Date Released : 30/04/2013The Cancer Awareness Initiative at Rhodes (CAIR) alongside Ruth First House hosted their annual cyclathon at the Rhodes Health Suite aerobics hall on Saturday 27 April.
Cancer awareness central to cyclathon
Date Released : 30/04/2013The Cancer Awareness Initiative at Rhodes (CAIR) alongside Ruth First House hosted their annual cyclathon at the Rhodes Health Suite aerobics hall on Saturday 27 April.
Are you silent about rape?
Date Released : 24/04/2013The Women24 team took part in the annual #RUsilent campaign and we were disappointed that there wasn’t an angry mob. Don’t people care?
What’s lurking in the shadows?
Date Released : 24/04/2013SA’s women live an odd paradox. We have some of the most progressive laws for advancement in the world, but often there is fear laced into the fabric of living.
SAs shifting language landscape
Date Released : 24/04/2013Afrikaans and English no longer white languages, read a press release from the SA Institute of Race Relations this week. The analysis of data from the 2011 census indicates that only 40% of South Africans who speak Afrikaans at home are white, while less than 34% of those who speak English at home are white.
Student start-ups on rise - Silicon Cape
Date Released : 22/04/2013University students who start their own companies are on the rise, says Alex Fraser, who is chairwoman of Silicon Cape Initiative, a non-profit organisation that seeks to attract new businesses to the Western Cape.
Rape protest: survivors speak out
Date Released : 22/04/2013RHODES University’s powerful silent protest campaign is helping rape survivors deal with the trauma of being sexually violated.
3000 join rape protest nationwide
Date Released : 22/04/2013MORE than 3000 people nationwide stood in solidarity with rape survivors on Friday as a part of the annual Silent Protest.
SA hosts annual Silent Protest on Rape
Date Released : 19/04/2013Today student voices affirm Wits' solidarity with the millions of people – men, women and children – silenced by rape and sexual violence...
Silent Protest expands beyond Rhodes
Date Released : 19/04/2013The seventh annual Sexual Violence = Silence protest has expanded to include the likes of Wits University and UKZN.
Buffalo Grove's Ami Relf Receives National Award to Study in South Africa
Date Released : 19/04/2013Ami E. Relf, an English teacher from Buffalo Grove High School, was recently selected as one of 25 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholars from a national applicant pool.
Men's voice against rape in SA
Date Released : 19/04/2013'To lead society into action does not necessarily require a demonstration' NOT IN our name. That's the word from a group of government leaders, social workers, members of the clergy and the media who joined a forum of men who speak out and stand up against rape and other forms of violence against women in South Africa.
Recognise hero's legacy
Date Released : 19/04/2013MFANASEKHAYA Gqobose's legacy will reverberate until the end of time. His spirit will forever reign among us. Gqobose, or "Gqobs" as some would call him, was a great hero whose legacy and contribution to the preservation of humanity has received so little coverage.
Activists give voice to rape survivors
Date Released : 19/04/2013A powerful form of protest that started in Grahamstown has gone national. Seven years ago 80 people taped their mouths shut publicly to show solidarity with rape survivors who are silenced by sexual violence.
Wits joins silent protest against rape
Date Released : 19/04/2013Today student voices affirm Wits solidarity with the millions of people – men, women and children – silenced by rape and sexual violence.
Education a key theme for 2013 Anglican synod
Date Released : 16/04/2013Church called to witness to broader society TOMORROW, the Anglican Synod, which takes place every three years, begins. This year it takes place in Grahamstown, at St Andrew's College.
'Smart drugs' rife at universities
Date Released : 22/03/2013'My brother's mates at varsity used to ask me for pills, and whenever I would say no [he] would steal a few tablets anyway," Melissa* says.
Rhodes statement on the Makana water outages
Date Released : 20/03/2013Recent water outages in the Makana municipality area which this week continued unabated, are a major concern to Rhodes University as these are threatening to disrupt the academic life, and students and staff activities.
‘Iron fist’ Buthelezi in fact yearns to step down
Date Released : 18/03/2013I AM prompted by Brendan Boyle’s remarks (DD, February 20) on Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the president of the Inkatha Freedom Party. The article was about Dr Mamphela Ramphele’s move to establish a political party.
Involve the youth
Date Released : 14/03/2013THE diagnostic report of the National Development Plan (NDP) has outlined the central challenges affecting all South Africans, directly or indirectly.
Date Released : 06/03/2013Amusing, odd, ironic, Penelope is a novel that will take you back to those days when you first left home to pursue your dreams of further education.
Michaela inspires despite obstacles
Date Released : 06/03/2013SHE may be disabled but it hasn't stopped Michaela "Chaeli" Mycroft from following her dreams and doing what many able-bodied people would not dream of doing.
Don't settle for ordinary
Date Released : 13/02/2013The beginning of this year Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced last year's matric results. In her address to the nation she mentioned that "we're encouraged by notable improvements in the education of children and society.
The survivors' guide to first year
Date Released : 12/02/2013The experts on how to survive as first-year university students are ... this year's second years. Here they share their advice for grade 12s.
Rhodes graduate gets her White House wish
Date Released : 12/02/2013Growing up in a home sometimes short of money – but always full of love – has inspired a talented Grahamstown university graduate to realise her dreams and help others reach for the stars too.
Hip-hop caravan teaches people
Date Released : 12/02/2013The Afrikan Hip-Hop Caravan is about to sweep through six African cities, from Cape Town to Timbuktu, over the next two months.
Rhodes Alumni inspired to help others succeed
Date Released : 06/02/2013La Femme's Neo Bodumela took Ongama Mtimka of the Ubuntu Education Fund to lunch at Ocean Basket in Humewood NGAMA Mtimka's job as external relations manager at the Ubuntu Education Fund entails raising funds to finance programmes for less privileged children
SRC President challenges first years
Date Released : 05/02/2013Rhodes University Student Representative Council President, Sakh'usomeleze Badi, challenged first year students to make the best of their opportunity to study at Rhodes University.
Tribute to Amina Cachalia from Wits University
Date Released : 04/02/2013The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, extends its deepest condolences to the friends, family and comrades of the late Amina Cachalia, a lifelong activist who dedicated her life to fighting for freedom in South Africa.
Flair of a rebel unleashed
Date Released : 17/01/2013Loss for law is a boost for the arts with Niqui NELSON Mandela Bay actress and singer Niqui Cloete-Barrass has featured in some of the Bay's best cabarets and has recently opened up her own business doing what she loves best — inspiring through performing arts.
Naked truth about women
Date Released : 07/12/2012HUNDREDS of young women have dropped their underpants to keep their sisters out of harm's way. Pictures of 250 naked Rhodes University students and staff have been on display at the Cape Town City Hall this week.
Written on the body
Date Released : 06/12/2012At Rhodes University, women annually strip off their clothes to use their bodies as message-boards to carry statements against sexual violence.
Book Launch: Love Interrupted
Date Released : 20/11/2012LOVE INTERRUPTED is set partially in the university town of Grahamstown and partially in rural Limpopo. The stories in this collection have an intimate feel, like conversations eavesdropped on.
Thinking our way out of abuse
Date Released : 01/11/2012The international 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign begins later this month. Grocott's Mail student reporter Faiza Mallick gives an overview of gender-based violence in South Africa and ways in which it is being addressed.
Dad spreads joy on TV
Date Released : 05/11/2012For Rhodes University PhD student Bongo Zuma being a dad to little Sinoh, 3, is the easiest thing in the world. And now he is spreading his joy on a new reality television show, Daddy 24/7, which airs on SABC1 next week. The show aims to break new ground and cancel all the stereotypes about a typical father's role in raising children.
HIV/AIDS CandleLight Vigil
Date Released : 20/08/2012SHARC in collaboration with SRC invites Staff and Students to a CandleLight Vigil happening on the 24 August (Friday) at 17:30. Venue: We will meet in front of the Rhodes Admin Building/the Clock Tower then we will march (walk) to the Rhodes Chapel.
2012/2013 SRC ELECTION RESULTS
Date Released : 21/08/20122012/2013 SRC ELECTION RESULTS President • Sakhe Badi 1113 • Brad Bense 552 Secretary-General • Mathaabe Thabane 1242 Treasurer • Ntsikelelo Qoyo 858 • Alyssa Williams 537
Roger Goode steals Rhodent Mascot & Meets his Match
Date Released : 21/08/2012Dear Rhodents As you may know 5fm DJ Roger Goode took the Rhodes mascot hat hostage during intervarsity. During the Roger Goode show on 5fm yesterday from 19:00-22:00 he was using the mascot hat to get Rhodents to tune in to 5fm and stated it would only be returned in exchange for money.
Rhodes Chamber Choir In The Mood - 6 September
Date Released : 15/08/2012The Rhodes University Chamber Choir shares the stage with the spellbinding voices of the UCT Choir in this exciting third term concert, In the Mood, on Thursday, 6 September. The evening will also feature another compelling performance by chorister and saxophonist, Paul Richard. Tickets for this event cost R40 (Students and pupils: R15) and these proceeds will support Ikhaya Lethu, and the annual RUCC tour. Please join us for a soirée of Jazz in Beethoven afterwards • Date: Thursday, 6 September 2012 • Time: 18h00-19h30 • Venue: Rhodes Chapel (St Mary’s & All the Angels)
2nd Annual High On Life Expo
Date Released : 10/08/2012Allan Webb Hall Presents the 2ND ANNUAL HIGH ON LIFE EXPO During the week leading up to Intervarsity (13 - 17 August), various Residences in campus will be displaying exhibitions relating to alcohol/drug abuse and a healthy lifestyle all around campus. These exhibitions will form part of their entry into the HIGH ON LIFE EXPO (HOLE) which is an initiative to get students to bring and raise awareness to the ills of alcohol/drug abuse and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The Res with the winning exhibition will receive the grand prize of R1000. The HIGH ON LIFE EXPO comes at an opportune moment - just before Intervarsity, as experience tells us that this is when students are most irresponsible. We hope to send out the message that you can have fun and the greatest of times without abusing any substances. The HOLE CULTURAL SHOW on Friday 24 August (Details to be released soon) will be a celebration of living a healthy lifestyle and will conclude the HIGH ON LIFE EXPO, details to follow soon...WINNERS OF THE R1000 PRIZE WILL BE ANNOUNCED DURING THE CULTURAL SHOW. Sivu Dlova
Intervarsity DanceSport Competition
Date Released : 15/08/2012Support Rhodents as they represent Rhodes at the InterVarsity DanceSport Competition. Date: Saturday 18th August Time: 1 pm Venue: Great Hall, Rhodes Campus Free Entrance
Safety / Crime Report
Date Released : 06/08/2012Dear Students In future the Dean of Students Office will be issuing a monthly “Safety / Crime Report” summarising all incidents affecting students on and off campus. We cannot do this unless you inform us by sending a brief report to email@example.com. You will still also need to report campus-related crimes to CPU and off-campus crimes to the South African Police. Thank you – and keep safe! Vivian de Klerk DEAN OF STUDENTS
Bi-annual Disciplinary Report 1st Semester 2012
Date Released : 25/07/2012Dear Students Please take a minute to read this summary of all cases heard by the Proctors at Rhodes during the past 6 months. As you will note, there are serious consequences for infringing the Students Disciplinary Code. Finalised Cases 1.Charged with two counts of fraud and two counts of theft. Found guilty on all charges. Penalty: permanent exclusion from RU and record to be endorsed “conduct unsatisfactory”.
Lover+Another Poetry Challenge
Date Released : 03/08/2012Are you between the ages of 17-30, Live in and around Grahamstown, A writer and performer, Got your travel bag Ready, Keen for Mega prizes? Then you should grap this opportunity. You stand to WIN cash prizes, a TRIP to Joburg to compete nationally and more importantly a chance for YOU to represent RHODES and GRAHAMSTOWN and the Eastern Cape and put US on the SA MAP 4sure ! If you are up for the challenge shout out to Ms LLA Thakoli Vice-President of Bua poetry Society, Jacinta Jack President of Hip hop Soc, Marcia Modiba, SHARC president, or send a direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively you can find us at the Kaif
Death of Student: Ntabiso Ncube
Date Released : 24/07/2012The University regrets to announce that Ntabiso Ncube, first year law student, was killed in a car accident in Harare (his home town) early Saturday morning. Ncube will be sorely missed by all who knew him. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Further details about a memorial service will be announced in due course.
Rhodes Men Step Up this Purple Thursday
Date Released : 31/07/2012With Women's Week coming up we wanted to find a way to get the guys involved and we realised that since Rhodes men are making huge strides to be part of the solution to the inequalities of our society we should celebrate that. We have found a way for men to publically take a stand against violence and for justice and equality and this is how you can get involved this Thursday (02 August): • wear your purple Silent protest shirt • sign a pledge against sexual violence • bring along an old sock (you know the washing machine always eats one so we all have a few mismatched ones lying around), write your name on it and peg it to one of the 'life' lines we will have in the library quad. We want to fill these lines as a way to symbolise the strides we are making towards justice for our mothers, sisters, partners and friends As always, there will be cupcakes up for grabs so please come along, step up for equality on Rhodes campus, get rid of the lonely socks in your cupboard and maybe score an awesome cupcake :) Brought to you by Your SRC, the Purple Thursday Team, GAP and the Dean of Students Division
SRC Update 3rd term
Date Released : 30/07/2012Financial Planning Seminar Monday 6th August shall see the National Treasury Department giving a Financial Planning and Investing Education Seminar. It will be hosted from 14h30-16h30 at Barratt Lecture Theatre 1. Students are urged to attend, but must RSVP to email@example.com before the time. Overalls Overalls are available at the SRC Offices for R100-00, get yours before Inter-Varsity 2012 on the 17th of August - 18th August. SRC Elections for 2012/2013 Please take note of the upcoming SRC Elections for 2012/2013. SRC GENERAL ELECTIONS NOMINATIONS OPENS 1ST AUGUST 2012 Nomination forms available from the SRC Offices Schedule 7. Article1.1.1 The annual election shall be conducted by the electoral officer not earlier than the tenth day. 23 July till the 1 August is 10 days.
Getting INTERVARSITY Tickets
Date Released : 30/07/2012Tickets are on sale for R20 until the 12th of August, and for R30 from the 13th-18th August which will give you unlimited access to the weekend's festivities. Get them from these places and people: SRC Offices - Eric Ofei and Gertha Keevey Rhodes University Hall Reps Rory Abrahams Bradley Bense Martin Forsyth" Find the event on http://www.facebook.com/events/454739974558160/ Kind Regards, Your SRC 2012
Vigilance Against Crime
Date Released : 18/07/2012The Dean of Students office urges all students to take good care in terms of prevention of petty crime such a theft of cellphones and other personal items. The Head of Grahamstown Police indicated to the university authorities that a large amount of these types of crimes happen through pure negligence and would be preventable through basic vigilance. Please make a habit of keeping your belonging secured. There also has been a high incidence of arrests of student for shoplifting. In most cases students perform these acts simply as a prank. The consequences of this can be far-reaching for your future where for instance you may be barred from registering for a certain profession or you may be denied an international travel visa due to a criminal record. The police and the Courts will give no special treatment to Rhodes students.
Municipal Power Outage on Sunday 03 June
Date Released : 31/05/2012Dear Students Please note that there will be a power outage in Grahamstown on Sunday 3 June. For the town, the cut will last for the whole day. As a compromise, the Municipality has agreed to start with Rhodes, and switch off power at Rhodes from 0600 to 10h00. Breakfast will be served as usual, as gas is used in the kitchens. (In the case of inclement weather, the outage will take place on 10th June instead) Please ensure that you plan your studying accordingly. Kind regards Vivian de Klerk DEAN OF STUDENTS
Parking on Campus
Date Released : 21/05/2012Dear Students 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
"This is what a feminist looks like" Photo Competition
Date Released : 01/06/2012Instead of the annual My Body My Choice exhibition this year the Dean of Students office is running a photography competition. The submissions will be used for National Women's Week posters. The idea is simple: 1. Make a sign that says "this is what a feminist looks like" 2. Take a picture of you, your friends, a group of friends, your residence, your sports team etc. holding the sign 3. Email the picture (JPG only please) to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name/names and contact info 4. Post the picture to the event page on at https://www.facebook.com/events/362160693846176/ 5. Stand a chance to win vouchers to Homeground Coffee Roasters, Haricots and more You can start submitting pictures now! The closing date for submissions is 25 July.
#xeNOphobia Twitter Tag
Date Released : 23/05/2012Thursday 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.
“Do One Thing For Diversity & Inclusion” Campaign
Date Released : 18/05/2012Monday 21 May? 2012 As part of the International Week at Rhodes University, we encourage you to like and make a comment on the “Do One Thing For Diversity & Inclusion” Facebook page on Monday 21 May, which is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development at: http://www.facebook.com/DoOneThingforDiversityandInclusion/info The 2012 campaign aims: 1. To raise awareness worldwide about the importance of intercultural dialogue, diversity and inclusion. 2. To build a world community of individuals committed to support diversity with real and every day-life gestures. 3. To combat polarization and stereotypes to improve understanding and cooperation among people from different cultures. Deborah Radloff International Office
Date Released : 21/05/2012THE 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. PURPLE THURSDAY 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!
Dancing with the Staff 2012
Date Released : 14/05/2012Six lecturers are paired up with six student dancers to learn a Ballroom/Latin routine for your votes! This year's contestants include: •Christopher McQuaid (Zoology) •Juan Munoz (Music) •Joy Owen (Anthropology) •Paul Maylam (History) •Lindsay Webber (Accounting) •Anna Christensen (Journalism) PLUS: Catch amazing performances from our Contemporary, Lyrical Hip Hop and Broadway Jazz dancers! Date: Sat 19 May Venue: Great Hall Time: 7pm Ticket: R20/ R10 (students) - on sale at Kaif, in our classes and at the door https://www.facebook.com/events/407545215942561/ Queries: email@example.com
Date Released : 24/05/2012Friday 25 May 2012 Part of One Week - One World To celebrate the day, please consider: •Finding out more about Africa Day on www.africaday.info. •Dressing in African traditional dress. •Picking the African menu option in your dining hall. •Starting a conversation at your dining hall table about a current issue in an African country. •Greeting everyone you meet in a language that is spoken in Africa (Habari! Hujambo! Bonjour! Hello!). •Entering the International Office photography competition for the best traditional African dress idea. Competition closes on Africa Day at midnight. •Bringing a poem from or about Africa to read at Cafe D’Vine (formerly Reddits) in New Street, at 18h00.
Super Stage videos are up!
Date Released : 23/05/2012Hello Super Crowd Funders, Now’s your turn to change the stats - and reverse the student drop-out rate directly! Check out the videos and invest your pocket change (anything from R25 and up) to help make the Super Idea you support a reality! Just follow these 3 easy steps: 1.See how it works: http://www.supernews.co.za/solve/crowd-fund/ 2.Click to view all Super Ideas & Crowd-Fund: http://www.supernews.co.za/super-stage/super-stage-2/ 3.Select the Super Idea you want to support and click ‘invest’ on the crowd-fund banner next to it (this takes you to a payment gateway where you can pay by cash (uKash), EFT, credit card or vouchers) Thank YOU for Making Ideas Happen! The Supernews Team
SRC Constitutional Amendments
Date Released : 15/05/2012The Constitutional Amendments which the SRC of 2012 wish to discuss and have been discussing at the past two Student Body as well as Student Forum Meetings are available for viewing. Also find the guidelines for advertising on campus here.
Some tips from the Dean of Students for all students about to write exams:
Date Released : 28/05/2012Dear Students The examinations are almost upon us, and I’d like to remind everyone, especially first-years, of the basic rules, so that you are well-prepared. You can read the full version at http://www.scifac.ru.ac.za/examtime.htm Seating plans: each student is allocated a specific seat, and a seating plan is placed just outside the entrance of the exam venue. Punctuality: Doors are locked 10 minutes before the session - i.e. at 8:20 and at 1:50, and you must be seated in your allocated place before lock-up time. Because of last-minute crowding, allow yourself some extra time to find your seat. If you find the doors have been locked by the time you arrive, don't panic: the doors will be re-opened when the papers have been distributed. If you are very late, don’t panic either: you will be admitted to the venue up to one hour after the start of the session, but you WILL NOT get additional time to compensate for your late start. Attendance forms: at each exam you must complete an attendance form which will be collected by the invigilator shortly after the exam has started.
Apply to attend TEDxRhodesU!
Date Released : 28/05/2012Apply online to attend: www.tedxrhodesu.com/apply Catch TEDxRhodesU on Facebook: facebook.com/tedxrhodesu and on Twitter: @tedxrhodesu Africa is often viewed, by its inhabitants and outsiders alike, as something of a basket case. What is rarely discussed are the things that make Africa relevant, the things that make the world a better place for having Africa and it’s people in it, the things that have inspired Africa and the Africa that inspires the world. This is about to change. Rhodes University is getting involved with ‘ideas worth spreading’ this year with its inaugural TEDx event scheduled for August. Four of the speakers for the event have already been announced and applications to attend are pouring in! TED (technology, entertainment and design) started in California nearly thirty years ago as an annual conference devoted to giving the best ideas the space they need to inspire, develop and spread.
Lelona Thembakazi Fufu Memorial Prize.
Date Released : 14/05/2012Members of Rhodes University will be aware that Ms Lelona Thembakazi Fufu was murdered while hitching from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown for her graduation on Thursday 12 April this year. Ms Fufu had come through the Science Foundation Programme to complete a BSc in mathematics and mathematical statistics and in 2011, a joint Honours in mathematics and mathematical statistics. The University has decided that a memorial prize in her name would be an appropriate way to remember her and what she brought to the life of the University and her residence. The Lelona Thembakazi Fufu Memorial Prize will be awarded annually at Graduation to a student graduating in science with a BSc or BSc (Hons) who has overcome educational hardships to achieve very good results. Preference will be given for a student who has come through the Foundation Programme and who has majored in the mathematical or statistical sciences. Where there are suitable recipients at both BSc and BSc (Hons) levels, two awards may be made.
South African Universities and Palestinian Activism - a Moral Imperative?
Date Released : 02/05/2012Dear All, The Rhodes University Palestinian Solidarity Forum hereby invites you to a skype meeting with the well-known Palestinian author and activist, Omar Barghouti, on Thursday 3 May at 8PM. The meeting will be held in one of the Eden Grove seminar rooms. The topic is 'South African Universities and Palestinian Activism - a Moral Imperative?' We ask you to please be seated by 7.45PM in order for us to explain the format of the meeting.
Date Released : 09/05/2012We call upon all of Rhodes University to take part in a photography competition, being held by the International Office. The photographs will be judged by categories: 1. The best Traditional African Dress. 2. The best photo taken on a Rhodes University field trip. 3. The best photo taken by an International student in South Africa. 4. The best photo taken by a South African student travelling abroad. 5. The best photo from International Week at Rhodes (May 18th until AFRICA DAY May 25th). 6. The best photo that describes or represents Internationalisation at Rhodes University.
Animal Rights Week
Date Released : 02/05/2012Animal Rights Week 7 - 11 May MONDAY 7th ROAR Run to Slipstream. starts at the Journ department 18h30 free refreshments for runners TUESDAY 8th Free screening of Rio in support of Animal Rights Week Eden Grove Blue 19h00 Free popcorn and sweeties WEDNESDAY 9th ROAR open forum discussion [ROAR, Dr. Sam Vice, Dr. Les Mitchell] Sociology seminar room 19h00 Refreshments will be served Come Have Your Say THURSDAY 10th Animal Experimentation and Eternal Treblinka speaker: Les Mitchell (fellow of the Oxford centre for Animal Ethics) Eden Grove Blue 19h00 Refreshments will be served FRIDAY 11th Party at the Union Richard the third & DJs at play 19h00
RU Saving the Rhino (14-18 May 2012)
Date Released : 10/05/2012RU Saving the Rhino (14-18 May 2012) Organised by the SRC Environmental Councillor and student environmental groups at Rhodes University, Rhino Week at Rhodes University features informative events and action drawing attention to what can and is being done to save our rhinos from extinction. •All Week (14-18 May 2012): Rhino Action Stations - Day Kaif (outside RU Library) and front of Drostdy Arch - drawing attention to what can and is being done to save our rhinos. Sign the petition. Buy black ribbons, T-shirts, stickers (to raise funds for rhinos recovering from poaching), and get raffle tickets to win a game drive at Kariega Game Reserve, home of the courageous Thandi. •Tuesday 15 May: All welcome. Venue: RU Eden Grove Blue, Lucas Avenue Time: 18:30 (refreshments will be served beforehand) Event: Thandi's Incredible Recovery - update by Wildlife Veterinarian, Dr William Fowlds More info: Ruth Krueger 076 295 8045, g10k2679(at)campus.ru.ac.za or Kate Janse van Rensburg 073 610 8620, environment(at)theoppidanpress.com
OUTRhodes NOH8 Campaign
Date Released : 10/05/2012OUTRhodes in an attempt to create awareness will be conducting a photoshoot along the lines of the NOH8 campaign done in the USA. The aim is to H8 against H8 and discrimination of all forms. This will be an amazing opportunity for Society's, individuals and groups to get involved as well as a bit of advertising on your part. So if you and your Comm are Keen to come through to the photo shoot and support the fight against h8 please let us know. The photoshoot will run from about 2pm in the AMM on Saturday the 12 May but if we know your comm is coming through we are more than happy to book you a specific slot. Please let us know by Friday 12 noon if you are interested. You can also join event on facebook. Mallory OUTRhodes Society firstname.lastname@example.org
Deregistering from Societies
Date Released : 24/04/2012Dear Rhodents, This is a reminder to let you know that you can no longer de-register from Societies. Reversals of sign-up moneys will be refunded starting from this week for students who did de-register in time. Kind Regards, Brad Bense SRC Media Councillor 2012
BUY A BRICK: Help Eradicate the Bucket System
Date Released : 10/05/2012BUY A BRICK: Help Eradicate the Bucket System 18 years after our freedom, yet right on our doorstep the problem of the poor sanitation still prevalent. The Buy A Brick campaign is an initiative by SIFE Rhodes University, a student organisation which has started a project called CommuSan (community Sanitation), whose sole purpose is to do away with the bucket system in our community. Help us fulfil this dream by supporting the Buy A Brick campaign and contribute to the building toile sustainable, and environmentally friendly toilets in our community; happening from 14th May to 27th May 2012. Buy a Brick for R10 at the various stands or contact us on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 0r call: 076 602 9845 BUY A BRICK AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Be a HERO, save a life
Date Released : 07/05/2012BLOOD DRIVE ON WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY! Where: Eden Grove When: 09 & 10 May Time: 11:00 – 17:00
Rhodes University Melodies Concert
Date Released : 07/05/2012Date: 13 May 2012 Time: 14h00-17h00 Venue: Great Hall There will be choirs from around Eastern Cape: •NMMU Le Strada Chorale •Trio from Sakhuluntu choral choir •Small Groups from RUM •Quartert from King choristers •Mixed choir from RUM Entrance its R15 members and R20 non-members COME AND EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF MUSIC!!!! YOU WON'T REGRET YOUR TIME!!!
Death of Student: Lelona Fufu
Date Released : 14/04/2012Dear students The University regrets to announce the death of Lelona Thembakazi Fufu, a Rhodes University BSc honours student who was due to graduate on Thursday evening (12 April 2012) According to the family, Ms Fufu's death was confirmed by the police on Friday afternoon. She was last seen on Thursday at about 14h00 when she left her home in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, to hitchhike to Grahamstown, where she was to prepare for the Thursday evening graduation ceremony. The family, who had arranged to travel to Grahamstown later in the afternoon lost contact with her after 14h30, and reported her missing to the police after 19h00 on Thursday following a fruitless search. The University extends sympathy to her family and friends. Vivian de Klerk DEAN OF STUDENTS
EXAMINATION TIMETABLE VOTE EXTENSION
Date Released : 27/03/2012Dear Students The SRC 2012 has advocated for a 24 HOUR EXTENSION regarding the voting procedure. VOTE for your time-table! http://ruconnected.ru.ac.za/ Voting closes: FRIDAY 30 March 2012 at 13:00 pm For any enquiries please contact: email@example.com Mr S Badi Academic Councillor 2012
Rhino Poaching: How to save a life
Date Released : 22/03/2012Wildlife veterinarian Dr William Fowlds is attending to the two Kariega Game Reserve rhinos, Thandi and Themba. They are fighting for their lives after having been savagely attacked by poachers on 02 March. The Oppidan Press & the Dean of Students Office is co-hosting a talk by Dr Fowlds about rhino poaching on 28 March at 7pm in the General Lecture Theatre at Rhodes University. The talk is open to students and the general public.
Career Centre 2nd Term Workshops
Date Released : 16/04/2012CV WRITING & INTERVIEW SKILLS WORKSHOPS Market yourself via your effective CV and do extremely well on that job interview. This workshop will help you build up essential skills in compiling an effective CV. They will also enable you to start preparing for a job interview. CV writing skills workshop: Tuesdays (11h00-12h00) and Wednesdays (17h00-18h00) @ B25, next to Career Centre offices, First Floor, Bantu Steve Biko Building. Interview preparation skills workshop: Thursdays (11h00-12h00) and Fridays (15h00-16h00) @ B25, next to Career Centre offices, First Floor, Bantu Steve Biko Building. For more information please do not hesitate to contact Delvene on (046) 603 7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Death of Mak Ndzwayiba
Date Released : 30/03/2012The University regrets to announce that Makabongwe Ndzwayiba (fondly known as ‘Mak’) (09n5627) passed away on Thursday 29th March after a long and brave battle against cancer.
Memorial service for Lelona Fufu
Date Released : 18/04/2012A memorial service for the late Lelona Thembakazi Fufu will be held on Tuesday 24th April at 14h00 in the Chapel of St Mary & All the Angels (the Rhodes Chapel). Tea will be served on St Peter's Lawn after the service Vivian de Klerk DEAN OF STUDENTS
SRC Environmental Week - the launch of the Green Hat Revolution
Date Released : 19/03/2012Some of us might wear the hats of sister, student, book-club member and soccer enthusiast. Others might wear the hats of poet, brother and surfer. But there is one further hat that we should all be wearing, and all the time at that. The Green Hat. Regardless of who we are and what we do, we have a duty to ourselves, to others, and to the environment. That is the Green Hat. It should not be difficult for every student to find a Green Hat to fit them, either." Environmental Week has been split into seven theme days this year - something for everyone!
Help with Essay & Exam techniques
Date Released : 09/03/2012This year, all first year students were provided with a hard copy of a booklet entitled RU Learning at registration. The booklet aims to make clear what the University expects of students with respect to learning and offers some practical advice about what students could do to make the most of learning in higher education. Since the booklet was distributed, a large number of staff have indicated that they believe that the booklet would be useful to more senior students. As a result, an electronic copy has been placed on RU Connected for download.
Community Engagement Volunteers Sign-up
Date Released : 17/02/2012The Community Engagement office would like to encourage all students interested in volunteering in 2012 to collect application forms at the Community Engagement Office. Applications close 27 February 2012. Please note that volunteers need to attend all three training sessions (25 February, 3 March and 4 March).
Timetables and Registration - IMPORTANT
Date Released : 21/02/2012Dear students The lists of timetable allocations and the personal timetable for each of you is available at: http://www.scifac.ru.ac.za/misc/TimeTable/ It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to go to that website and look up your details for lectures, pracs and tuts, using your student number in a pretty obvious way. We cannot run this system successfully if there are a great many students who have not yet completed their academic registration - that is to say, have not had their curricula approved and recorded by the Dean. If you are one of the 300+ students still in that category, PLEASE go to the Dean IMMEDIATELY and get sorted out. You can't do it at Eden grove, and you can't do it through ROSS, and you can't do it by visiting departmental secretaries or lecturers. Good luck for your studies Best wishes Professor Pat Terry
Registrar's division closure
Date Released : 14/12/2011Please note that the University will close from 16h30 on 20 December 2011 and will re-open at 08h00 on 4 January 2012. The Harare Student Bureau will operate from 4 January to 20 January 2012.
Rhodes University Harare Student Bureau
Date Released : 14/12/2011The Rhodes University Harare Student Bureau will be operational from 4 January – Friday 20 January 2012.
Appeal against exclusion on academic grounds
Date Released : 14/12/2011APPEAL AGAINST EXCLUSION ON ACADEMIC GROUNDS (RULE G.7 refers) N.B. The closing date for appeals is Monday 6 February 2012.
Humans vs Zombies 2012
Date Released : 03/02/2012Humans vs. Zombies is a week-long game of action tag which will be played on Rhodes campus 20-24 February. There are two teams, the Humans and the Zombies, with everyone starting off as a Human except a secret Original Zombie, who spreads the virus. For humans, the aim of the game is to stay alive for the entire week and survive until the final mission on Friday night. For zombies, the goal is to tag as many humans as possible- converting them to your side! Last year, over 400 students took part in our first ever HvZ game and it was a runaway success- now, we want you to join us for HvZ 2012!
Disciplinary Cases at the Proctor Level 2nd Semester 2011
Date Released : 12/02/2012FINALISED CASES Charged with possession of a cell phone during an examination. Found guilty. Penalty: Exclusion for two years suspended for duration of student’s time at RU on condition that accused is not convicted of a similar offence plus 85 hours compulsory service.
Golden Key Year-end Function
Date Released : 27/10/2011It's finally the end of the year and the Golden Key is having its closing function , to lead our members into the exam period.
Community Engagement Awards Evening
Date Released : 27/10/2011The 2011 Community Engagement Awards will take place on the 14th of October 2011, at 18h00 in Eden Grove Red lecture theatre. This is a call for nominations of students and CE partners you believe have excelled in CE activities throughout 2011.
Date Released : 27/10/2011As we near the end of the year and the stressful exam period approaches, next years plans are being put together. You can be a part of these plans by signing up to be an SRC O-Week Helper for next year's O-Week.
SciFriend Applications Open
Date Released : 27/10/2011Scifest Africa, South Africa’s National Science Festival, aims to promote the public awareness and engagement with science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation (STEMI). The project consists of two components, namely the National Science Festival held in Grahamstown in March every year, as well as various local, regional and national outreach programmes implemented around the country throughout the rest of the year.
Rhodes University Health Suite
Date Released : 27/10/2011Rhodes Dance is hosting a SALSA WORKSHOP, where you can learn some fun moves or brush up on your mad Latin skills in class! .. and then show off your moves at our SALSA NIGHT the following evening, where you can dance the night away at Grotto Mojito!
CV and Interview Workshop
Date Released : 27/10/2011Come and learn how to write a competitive CV or choose to practice your Interviewing Skills.
Student Scholarships & Bursaries
Date Released : 27/10/2011A number of scholarship and bursary opportunities have been sent through to the SRC. Application forms will be made available on studentnews and at the SRC Offices during office hours.
Final November timetable released
Date Released : 27/10/2011This is to advise that the final timetable for the November 2011 examinations has been released.
Moving Planet Day - More Than Just A Braai
Date Released : 20/09/2011As Heritage Day rolls around again it is important to remember that celebrating our Heritage is not just about having a braai, but also about protecting our Heritage so that (both present and future) others may celebrate it too. And so SEACC SF is asking you to join us as we really celebrate our Heritage.
Will South Africa Drown...?
Date Released : 22/08/2011Will South Africa drown in floods, dry up in droughts or stay much the same? Are you wondering what the effects of climate change will be on South Africa? Then join Dr Sheona Shackleton and SEACC SF as Dr Shackleton gives a lecture exploring: “Climate change and associated impacts in South Africa: What can we expect and how should we respond?”
SRC Hall Rep Elections
SRC Hall Representative elections are now open and the next student leader could be YOU!
Nomination forms are available from the SRC Offices (3rd Floor, Union) from Wednesday 21st at 12h00 to Wednesday 28th, 12h00.
Election to be held by Ballot in Dining Halls for a period of 24 hours starting at 12h00 (Midday) on Thursday 29 September and will end Friday 30 September at 12h00.
This is your chance to get involved and make a change in student governance!
Of course an honorarium will be provided for those who succeed to become part of the Hall Representative Team 2011/2012.
It's imperative that each Hall appoints a representative, to represent each Hall's interests before the University!
Looking forward to working with you.
Any and all queries may be sent in to me at the details provided below.Kind Regards,
Ms Babalwa Nyembezi
Media Councillor 2011/2012.
Rhodes University SRC
E-mail : email@example.com
Cell: 072 891 6770
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Are you Smarter than a Rhodent
Date Released : 20/09/2011Hi Students Nelson Mandela Hall is hosting the annual “Are you Smarter than a Rhodent” on Thursday evening at 19h00. Tickets are R10 per person. All proceeds go to the Charity nominated by the winner and the evening promises to be really good fun. Andrew Buckland, Rosaan Kruger, Rodger Adams, Gil Rennie, Natalie Donaldson and Stan Zindiye are the staff being challenged to see if they are smarter than a Rhodent! John McNeill is our Quiz Master! We would really appreciate all the support we can get. Please let me know if I have happily persuaded you to come along and if you need a ticket or four! Tickets will also be on sale at the Door. This will be happening at Eden Grove Red
Student Disciplinary Board [SDB] Applications
Attention all 3rd & 4th year Law Students:
The SRC is looking for 5 students in Law 3 & 4 to sit on the Student Disciplinary Board.
This is your opportunity to exercise your legal skills.
Applications open Wednesday 21st September and close on Wednesday 28th September. A Curriculum Vitae along with a letter of Motivation is to be handed in at the SRC Offices (3rd Floor Union). Interviews will be held on the 30th September. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Student Disciplinary Board is recognised by both the SRC and the University as a crucial component of student governance, don't miss out on the chance to forward justice in student governance.
All queries to please be forwarded to myself at the details provided below.Kind Regards,
Ms Babalwa Nyembezi
Media Councillor 2011/2012
Rhodes University SRC,
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell : 072 891 6770.
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Documentary Screening - Good Hair by Chris Rock
Date Released : 18/08/2011As part of its monthly documentary screening, the department of Political and International Studies is proud to present: "Good Hair" by Chris Rock Date: Wednesday 24 August 2011 Venue: Eden Groove Red Time: 6:30pm Discussant: Joy Owen ALL ARE WELCOME
Constitutional Awareness Drive
Date Released : 21/09/2011This Saturday will be Legal Activisms finale event of the year – the Constitutional Awareness Drive. We will be transporting students into various parts of the Grahamstown East community where we will hand out copies of the Bill of Rights and talk to people broadly about the Constitution as well as the legal problems that people are facing. This process is as much about promoting awareness about the Constitution and the law as it is an opportunity for our members and Rhodes students to get some valuable experience in presenting the law as well as learning about the community in which we live. We encourage all of you to get involved since, if last year is anything to go by, it will be a great experience for everyone.
Rhodes University: A Home for All . . . or is it?
Date Released : 22/09/2011Please help us find out if Rhodes really is a comfortable space for you to live and learn by completing our first-ever ‘Campus Climate Survey’. Fill in survey here: http://www.ru.ac.za/athome
MEDIA CAREERS FOR GRAD STUDENTS
Graduating from at the end of 2011? Not sure about your choices?
Combine your degree (anything from Accounting to Zoology) with a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies to fast-track your media career.
A minimum of a good pass in a 'non-journalism' undergraduate degree is your first step to a professional career in newspapers, magazines, online or even television and radio.
We offer a practical programme that enables students to generate news and features across a wide variety of platforms and fields of interests such as science, politics, health, business, and art. Learn the finer points of news reporting, digital photography and online journalism as you debate ethical challenges and deliberate on the changing nature and roles of journalism in society. The School has partnered with Grocott's Mail and other media which means all students graduate with a published portfolio to land that dream job.
You can use what you learn on this programme in other areas of media and communications - such as research, editing, marketing and public relations.
To find out about the Post Graduate Diploma: Journalism and Media Studies course, visit the African Media Matrix (Upper Prince Alfred Road) at 13h00 on 21 September. Enjoy free pizza and chat about our course and the possibility of a career in journalism and communications.
Post Graduate Diploma: Journalism and Media Studies Lunch:
African Media Matrix Upper Prince Alfred Street AMM Board Room
Time: 13h00 to 13h45
To attend RSVP Academic Coordinator Jude Mathurine (email@example.com) no later than 20 September (for catering purposes).
Limited scholarships are available to qualifying students.
Head: New Media Lab
Academic Coordinator: Post Grad Diploma Journalism & Media Studies
School of Journalism & Media Studies
Tel: +27 046 6037137
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Parking in Prince Alfred Street
Date Released : 20/09/2011Please note that students are requested not to Park in Prince Alfred Street between Rhodes Avenue and the Biosciences end of Mathews house. This is the parking closest to Mathews and Cory House. Those who reside in that area could you please remove your vehicles by 7am tomorrow 20/09/11 to allow the Municipality to clear their lines from overgrowth and repair the street lighting. The work will be carried out with an aerial platform Tree pruning will also occur.The area will be cordoned off as soon as vehicles are removed W.R.Bufe Electrical Manager
RMR 30th Birthday
Date Released : 01/08/2011On 1 August 2011 Rhodes Music Radio (RMR) turns 30 years old- once making history as the oldest campus-based community station in the country. To celebrate the station has declared August, it’s birthday month, to be one long Birthday Bash! The station’s management has been hard at work preparing a series of surprises that will keep the campus and the community on the lookout for the next one.
Library Security Alert
Date Released : 12/08/2011Dear Students During the past 4 months there have been 32 reported incidents of theft in the library. Stolen items include 2 laptops, 1 hard drive, 9 cellphones, 3 bags, and 13 wallets. In nearly all cases goods were left unattended. The library will begin making security announcements on their PA system to remind you to keep a very close eye on your belongings while in the library. Vivian de Klerk DEAN OF STUDENTS
Carl Joshua Ncube - Stand Up
Date Released : 12/08/2011Carl Joshua Ncube is set to continue his world tour with a trip to South Africa which should see 8 performances in August and September courtesy of Parkers Comedy and Jive. The tour which has already seen Carl performing in Botswana, Zambia and Uganda will enter its biggest test on this excursion to South Africa says Carl. The South African part of this tour will see Carl Joshua Ncube performing in a lineup of international acts at venues such as Parkers in Montecasino, Carnival City and Emperors Palace. Carl and his team depart Harare, Zimbabwe on Friday 5 August to prepare for what Carl says is his biggest challenge yet and such a great opportunity.
National Performance Poetry Challenge
Date Released : 01/08/2011That rush, that split second that you make in-love, in-toxication, high on something, hopeful, wanting, needing to justify. That moment when you choose…. Condom, no condom? Play it out, put it in, be wanted, be needed, be a man, be a woman.
1st Draft November 2011 examination timetable
Date Released : 26/07/2011A 1st draft of the November 2011 examination timetable has been released and is available at the link below: http://www.scifac.ru.ac.za/examtime.htm
Lover+another Poetry Slam
Date Released : 14/08/2011To launch HIV/AIDS week, come and support the Rhodes finalists in the Lover+ another poetry slam on Sunday the 21st of August at 7pm in the Rhodes Theatre. Entrance is free, doors open at 6:30. Seating on a first come first served basis. Great guest line-up and the chance to hear what the issues and concerns are as students perform their thoughts on love, sex, relationships and HIV. The top 3 poets will be awarded cash prizes and flown to Jo’burg to participate in the national slam against Wits, UJ, UKZN and UCT on September 2nd.
SRC ELECTIONS (VACANT AND UNCONTESTED PORTFOLIOS)
Date Released : 18/08/2011Re: SRC ELECTIONS (VACANT AND UNCONTESTED PORTFOLIOS) The SRC election process has been underway as of Wednesday 3rd August 2011, with the closing date for nominations being Friday 12th August 2011. There are a number of portfolios which are uncontested and vacant.
Death of a Student
Date Released : 12/08/2011The University regrets to announce that Emma Edley, a first year BSc student from East London, passed away tragically yesterday after being diagnosed with leukaemia a few weeks ago. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. We extend our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Vivian de Klerk DEAN OF STUDENTS
Core Network Maintenance
Date Released : 01/08/2011On Tuesday 2 August we'll be undertaking major maintenance work on the University's core network from 7PM onwards.
Date Released : 11/08/2011The SRC will be providing free transport (see schedule below), for a limited number of spectators, to and from the event. Transport is offered to Alice, on both Friday & Saturday, and to East London on Friday only.
InterVarsity 12 -13 August
Date Released : 08/08/2011InterVarsity is taking place in Alice and East London next weekend, 12-13 August. Prospective spectators who wish to travel to Alice or East London should contact the SRC office asap on firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you
SRC ELECTIONS (VACANT AND UNCONTESTED PORTFOLIOS)
Date Released : 15/08/2011The SRC election process has been underway as of Wednesday 3rd August 2011 with the closing date for nominations being Friday 12th August 2011. There are a number of portfolios which are uncontested and vacant. For this reason, I, Mohammad Shabangu, by the power vested in me as the Electoral Officer, do hereby declare the re-opening of the nominations for the following portfolios in keeping with Schedule 7, Article 1.1.7 of our Rhodes University Constitution of the Students.