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Rhodes Researcher attracts NRF P-Rating

Amongst those honoured at the National Research Foundation Gala Awards held in Bloemfontein on the evening of 14 September 2017 was Dr William Bennet of the Department of English Language and Linguistics at Rhodes University.

Former VC Woods returns to explain our DNA

Former Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor and first Head of the Department of Microbiology, Dr David Woods is a fitting scholar to unpack in a public lecture

Humanising the university space through Umrhabulo

Rhodes University launched the first series of Umrhabulo: Breaking Bread talks, a programme through which interested staff and students converge to discuss the prospect of a university committed to social justice and Ubuntu.

Rhodes Biotechnology prototype, the best in the country

In a first-ever public launch of technologies developed by the Rhodes University Biotechnology Innovation Centre, a student prototype beat over 300 innovations at the national Innovation Bridge Showcase and bagged R50 000 in prize money for Best Prototype: Fieldlab.

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December ANC conference – what are the realistic expectations?

Most commentators and sections of business see December 2017 as a decisive moment for the country, insofar as someone other than Jacob Zuma is expected to become ANC president.

Matrifocality and shared motherhood

In 1987 Nigerian anthropologist Ifi Amadiume published the book Male Daughters, Female Husbands: Gender and Sex in an African Society, a study on the Igbo people in Nnobi, eastern Nigeria, where she argued that in this society, “the gender ideology governing economic production was that of female industriousness”.

Universities should focus on growth of their cities

The National Arts Festival has come and gone. During the festival Rhodes Business School hosted a leadership programme for managers from a national group so that participants could also experience the festival.

What do we need after Zuma?

Important as corruption and state capture are as features of the Jacob Zuma presidency, they do not represent the only elements that need to be addressed now and in the period that follows, should the removal of Zuma be secured.

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Sizzling beach volleyball action coming to Rhodes

South Africa’s top beach volleyball players will be competing at the Flying Fish Beach Volleyball tournament taking place between 6-8 April at Rhodes University.

Heartbreak for RU as they drop points at home

Rhodes 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

Tonight Rhodes University rugby is up against old rivals, University of Fort Hare at the RU Great Field at 6:30pm.

The battle of the varsities

The spotlight turns to varsity rugby’s second division tonight as the eagerly anticipated FNB Varsity Shield presented by Steinhoff International kicks off across the country.

JMS Alumna and UNICEF’s Tanya Accone inspires innovation in sciences

JMS alumna, Tanya Accone, was this year’s guest lecturer at the RU Biotechnology Innovation Centre’s 8th Annual PD Rose Biotechnology Lecture. The lecture has been hosted for the past eight years to encourage innovation in the biotechnology and other science fields.

Alumnus wins Ernest Cole Award

Daylin Paul, a JMS alumnus, has won the prestigious Ernest Cole Photographic Award, awarded by the University of Cape Town.

JMS1's shine with blogs

As part of the first year Journalism and Media Studies course, students have to create blogs in their tutorial groups. We've collected the links here.

CapeTalk interview: How the media report on Africa

On Friday 1 September, Prof Harry Dugmore joined Vernon Adams for the Late Night Talk Topic on CapeTalk FM


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