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The Total shutdown

Date Released : 01/10/2018

The Rhodes SRC, together with Rhodes University student and the Grahamstown community joined hands together in preparations to take part in the Total shutdown that took place in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng‚ Limpopo‚ Mpumalanga‚ North West‚ Free State‚ KwaZulu-Natal‚ Western Cape‚ Maseru in Lesotho and Windhoek in Namibia.

A night of tears and victory: 2019 SRC inauguration

Date Released : 20/08/2018

The 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).

Ms. Unathi Mabukane SRC Semester Report 2018

Date Released : 19/07/2018

Rhodes University SRC Community Engagement

Mr. Siyabonga Malaza Academic SRC Semester Report 2018

Date Released : 19/07/2018

Rhodes University SRC Academic's semester report

Ms. Tebogo Molatlhegi SRC Semester Report 2018

Date Released : 19/07/2018

Rhodes University SRC Projects Manager's Semester report

Mr. Khaka Mpofu SRC Semester Report 2018

Date Released : 19/07/2018

Rhodes University SRC Sports & Societies Semester Report

Mr. General Bulelani Mvengenya SRC Semester Report 2018

Date Released : 19/07/2018

Rhodes university SRC Student Benefit&Sponsorship's semester report

Ms. Phelisa Yoyo SRC Semester Report 2018

Date Released : 19/07/2018

Rhodes University SRC Residence's Semester report

Ms. Pumla Tapuanashe Myeni SRC Semester report 2018

Date Released : 19/07/2018

Rhodes university SRC Media's Semester reports

Mr. Lukhanyo Tshongweni SRC Semester report 2018

Date Released : 19/07/2018

Rhodes University SRC Treasurer General's semester report

Ms. Kudakwashe Rejoice Chingono SRC Semester Report 2018

Date Released : 19/07/2018

Rhodes University SRC Vice-President's semester report

Mr. Nkosiphendule Mbasa Ngcoza SRC Semester Report 2018

Date Released : 19/07/2018

Rhodes University SRC Oppidan's semester report

Ms. Nondumiso Msezane SRC Semester Report

Date Released : 19/07/2018

Rhodes University SRC Secretary-General's semester report

Mr. Luthando Dayimani SRC Semester Report 2018

Date Released : 19/07/2018

Rhodes university SRC Environmental's semester Report

Ms. Phumelele Nkomozake SRC Semester report 2018

Date Released : 19/07/2018

Rhodes university SRC Activism & Transformation's semester Report

Ms. Nhlakanipho Mahlangu SRCS semester report 2018

Date Released : 19/07/2018

Rhodes university SRC President's semester Report

Mgqatsa, turning her childhood into a career

Date Released : 30/10/2017

The Department of Zoology and Entomology this year welcomed its first black female lecturer, Dr Nokubonga Mgqatsa.

Trompie, finding gems on the streets

Date Released : 30/10/2017

Several months ago, Luthando “Trompie” Dayimani, a second year Bachelor of Education student, bumped into eight young and displaced youth while walking back to his flat in High street.

My Body My Choice 2017: Intimacy As Emancipation

Date Released : 20/10/2017

The phrase ‘My Body My Choice’ has been used in various contexts—all of them activist. Since its conception at Rhodes in 2009, ‘My Body My Choice’ has focused its message on the objectification of women’s bodies as well as on sexual and gender-based violence, believing that we cannot properly address violence against women without also addressing the objectification of women’s bodies.

Rhodes-Investec honour 100 student leaders

Date Released : 20/10/2017

The Top 100 Rhodes University students were honoured at the annual Rhodes-Investec Top 100 awards ceremony last night in recognition and endorsement of their achievements across a range of categories.

Two-day Career Fair

Date Released : 01/08/2017

The Rhodes University Career Centre is hosting a two-day Career Fair with company presentations at the Eden Grove Foyer from 9am, Tuesday, 1 August until Wednesday, 2pm.

Tourism, hip-hop and magic expected at Rhodes Science Open Day

Date Released : 04/08/2017

Rhodes University’s Faculties of Science and Pharmacy will engage 450 local Grade 9 learners in over 20 science and maths related activities during an Open Day this Saturday, 5 August.

Rhodes offers beginner isiXhosa lessons

Date Released : 03/08/2017

Language is an essential tool in effecting transformation in a culturally diverse institution like Rhodes University.

Chapter 2.12 and Court Interdict Response

Date Released : 21/04/2016

"Rhodes University’s SRC has been involved in protest action against the insufficient responses that Rhodes management has provided in addressing demands by the student body..."

The Model International Criminal Court (MICC) Experience

Date Released : 11/04/2016

The Model International Criminal Court is an initiative organized by the Kreisau-Initiative along with its Polish partner-organisation Fundacja Krzy?owa dla Porozumienia Europejskiego (Foundation Krzy?owa for Mutual Understanding in Europe).

Rhodes University Concludes a Successful Multi Sectoral Transformation Summit

Date Released : 31/07/2017

Sustainability, social justice, local responsiveness and global competitiveness emerged as dominant themes at a ‘productive’ three-day multi-sectoral Rhodes University summit, which ended on Sunday afternoon.

Clayton connects with the heart of Joza

Date Released : 25/07/2017

It has been a few years since the technology-savvy Dr Peter Clayton camped on top of the water tank at Nombulelo High School in Joza, Grahamstown.

Rhodes Scientist develops new way to purify communal water

Date Released : 13/07/2017

Aphiwe Mfuku, 25 is on verge of launching innovative research that will provide solutions to the water crises currently faced by the country, including Rhodes University.

A deserving case for a deserving student

Date Released : 14/06/2017

This is a good story – a typical story – one of 100’s, 1000’s, of similar stories…… BUT not one that is part of our SA narrative.

Rhodes launches ambitious student support fund - Isivivane

Date Released : 05/06/2017

When Phelokazi Ndaba*, a 19-year-old Rhodes University law student, became one of the first group of 150 students to benefit from the newly launched Isivivane Fund

Men urged to attend a men only discussion around Gender Based Violence

Date Released : 18/05/2017

Amidst 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 : 18/05/2017

A final year Bachelor of Commerce student was this week excluded for 10 years from Rhodes University after being found guilty of rape.
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Fee Increment 2017

Dear Student Body:

In light of the announcement made by Minister Blade Nzimande, on the fee increment for 2017, the SRC would like to respond to issues regarding this matter.

During the past week, the SRC has engaged with students in residences and Oppidans regarding discussions around the fee increment and proposed a potential 3 tiered system of payment. The announcement by the Minister captured parts of our proposal. However, during the residence visits many students raised concerns regarding the 3 tiered system especially around the means test. Furthermore the SRC, is unclear on how Dr. Nzimande proposed system would work internally and what the fee increase would be for Rhodes University in the event that there is one.

The SRC has been mandated by students and will meet with management for clarity regarding the universities plans for next year regarding fee increments. Furthermore we will engage with NEHAWU and NTEU to ensure that any decisions made regarding fee increments will not negatively affect workers.

The SRC has compiled a report of the concerns and ideas raised by students regarding #FeesMustFall. This report will be presented to management and used as the basis of our negotiations. We also call on management to present a proposed budget for 2017 notifying all Rhodes University students of the fees for 2017 as soon as possible. 

During the residence visits the student body made it clear that a shutdown must be the last resort. Therefore the SRC will only resort to protest action if the negotiations with management are unfruitful.

We as the SRC, are in support of free education for the poor. We call upon the DHET and the presidential commission to not focus on the feasibility of free education for the poor because research has already been done on this matter. Rather, they must make a firm commitment to begin the implementation of the Ramaphosa Report of 2012, which details how free education for the poor can be achieved. We cannot keep on having a moratorium on fees, we need a model that will be sustainable in achieving free education for the poor now!

We also call upon the National Treasury, to increase the percentage of the budget allocated to Higher Education.

#AccessMustRise #FeesMustFall #FreeEducationForThePoor

Last Modified: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:38:03 SAST

'Make blacks feel at home'

Date Released : 07/03/2016

Former white universities have to work harder in changing their institutional culture so that black students do not feel alienated.

Walter Sisulu University appoints new Vice Chancellor

Date Released : 10/03/2016

The Walter Sisulu University’s (WSU) search for a new Vice Chancellor has finally ended following the announcement on Tuesday of Prof Rob Midgley as the institution’s new Vice Chancellor and Principal.

Education research can help retool South Africa for freedom

Date Released : 14/03/2016

Come 1994, many South Africans assumed that the official end of apartheid meant “job done – we are a democracy.”

Give5 exceeds R80 000 but our work is not done

Date Released : 24/03/2016

Calls of “Come forth to give five!” rang across the Kaif all week long, drawing students and staff into the community of giving and reminding us to contribute to the annual campaign

Student sets example

Date Released : 10/03/2016

Recipient of NSFAS funding at Rhodes donates money to help others

Unzip your knowledge back for its third run!

Date Released : 06/04/2016

Unzip Your Knowledge, commissioned by the Rhodes University Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) in collaboration with Ubom! Eastern Cape Company is back for its third run in April 2016!

The Ncedana Student Peer Mentoring Programme

Date Released : 06/04/2016

"Are you a first year who has had difficulty with your first term at university and the pressures that came with it?

Rhodes professor wins AU award for research

Date Released : 02/02/2016

An internationally renowned scientist from Rhodes University has won a prestigious African Union (AU) award for her cutting-edge research in nanotechnology.


Date Released : 03/02/2016

The Drama Department and Ubom! have, with funding and support from CHERTL and the Student Affairs Division.See more

Seven Mandela Rhodes Scholars for Rhodes University

Date Released : 14/12/2015

Seven Rhodes University graduates have been awarded Mandela Rhodes Scholarships for 2016.

Info regarding 2016 supplementary exams

Date Released : 27/11/2015

Clarification with regard to supplementary examinations that will take place in 2016.

Joint statement

Date Released : 23/10/2015

Rhodes University’s academic programme will resume with immediate effect after an amicable agreement has been reached.