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Volunteerism and volunteer activities form an important part of the student experience and learning at university.



Nine-Tenths is a mentoring programme for local (Grahamstown) matric learners from selected schools who are mentored by Rhodes University students.



Students are conferred their qualifications in a formal graduation ceremony by the institution

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No plans to close Rhodes University due to water crisis

Contrary to recent media reports, Rhodes University is not about to shut down.

Land reform experts discuss equitable access to land at UWC

The University of the Western Cape (UWC), together with Rhodes University and the University of Fort Hare, recently held a two-day conversation regarding land reform issues.

Rhodes redefines its student orientation programme

Rhodes University has developed an integrated approach to academic orientation by setting up panel discussions that are more in line with its general formative degree structure.

It’s all systems go as Rhodes welcomes new students this weekend

Rhodes University is well on track for welcoming its new students as orientation kicks off from 2-9 February.

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Forensic linguistics holds promise for South Africa’s legal system

Most people are familiar with the tenets of forensic science: the pieces of evidence found at a crime scene that, thanks to technology, can be interpreted to provide solutions. But not many are aware that another discipline, forensic linguistics, can play a valuable role in interpreting evidence.

African elephants in literature – lessons in exploitation and compassion

About 15 years ago I was in a Minneapolis conference centre, about to deliver a paper on elephants in Southern African fiction, when I encountered a curious local in an elevator.

South Africa’s jobs summit failed to tackle the hard issues

South Africa recently hosted a Jobs Summit that brought key stakeholders –government, business and labour – under one roof to find better ways of tackling the country’s stubbornly high unemployment rate.

South African journalism’s problems are bigger than ethics: they’re about ethos

When the editor of the Sunday Times in South Africa, Bongani Siqoko, published an apology in the newspaper earlier this month he surely set a new precedent in the country’s journalism.

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2019 SARB CEJ Scholarship

The South African Reserve Bank Center for Economic Journalism has opened the application process for students interested in obtaining the prestigious South African Reserve Bank Scholarships in Economics Journalism.

The Open Society Investigative Journalism Commemorative Fellowships

To mark its 25th year in South Africa, the Open Society Foundation for South Africa, in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand and Rhodes University, are launching a special programme to grow the next generation of investigative reporters.

Jide Akinleminu tells the story of a lone farmer

The Goethe Institute made it possible for the filmmaker from the Berlin Film School, Jide Akinleminu, to delight Rhodes JMS with his fascinating stories about how he makes documentaries drawing on his own life and family.

The lone ranger of contemporary photography in South Africa

The School of Journalism was honoured to have received internationally acclaimed and award-winning South African photographer Jodie Bieber recently. Bieber delivered workshops and seminars to second and third-year journalism students and presented her current project titled #i.


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