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Under the Rainbow

Sarita Ranchod

Sarita was invited to contribute to a Commonwealth Writers anthology of African Creative Non-Fiction. Her contribution, “Border Crossings”, reflects on a childhood growing up under apartheid in the context of the anti-apartheid struggle in Cape Town, engaging with race, gender, sexuality, class and formative journeys and encounters into adulthood.


Kirsten Hall (2009)on the subject of Women in Business

Kirsten Hall is a regulatory project manager within Global Markets at State Street, and is responsible for driving and implementing regulatory change projects. With an interest in the exercise of both social and economic power, Hall is fascinated by the many ways in which language can shape meaning, drive action and construct identities. Watch Kirsten at TED@StateBoston, which was a TED-curated event celebrating Speakers from across the State Street community.


Judy Mann: Conservation Strategist at SAAMBR

Judy Mann has been with the South African Association for Marine Biological Research(SAAMBR) in Durban since 1992. She started in the Sea World Education Department, which she ran for almost 10 years, she was then the Director of uShaka Sea World for 10 years, through the amazing years of building and then moving from the old Sea World to uShaka Sea World.

Southern Courier

Miss Commonwealth SA Finalist Odifentsa Lehasa (2012)

ODIFENTSE Lehasa (23) from Naturena is one of the finalists of Miss Commonwealth SA to be held at Summer Place in Boksburg on Thursday, November 24. Miss Commonwealth South Africa runs and produces the Miss Commonwealth South Africa pageant annually. The nation-wide pageant runs over a seven-month period in search of the winners across South Africa. The pageant focuses on charity, empowering young South African women to become change agents in their communities and bring about sustainable development in the country.

Alumni Relations

Rhodes Alumni at the World Bank

One of the latest recruits at The World Bank is an Alumna of Rhodes University and the Environmental Science Department. Mercedes Stickler (2008) has just joined the Bank and Shafick Hoosein (2001) has been assigned as her mentor in the Environmental and Natural Resources Global Practice. What a pleasant surprise for Shafick to have a fellow Rhodes graduate at the Bank and moreover in the same Global Practice.