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OR Jock McConnachie passes on the gift of a Rhodes Degree to Olwethu Waka

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. Olwethu “I was born on 10 August 1991, in the village of Nontshinga, Centane District of the Eastern Cape, an area previously known as the Republic of the Transkei, South Africa. I live to this day, in the same rural village, where we still have no access to running water, and very little in the way of community services.

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Brand South Africa is in trouble - Rich Mkhondo

Besieged by frequent lawlessness, xenophobia, fading democratic values and almost daily stories of corruption, bribery, looting, abuse and wastage of state resources, Brand South Africa is slowly fading. Actually, the Rainbow Nation’s image has never been in as serious trouble as it is now. As country, we have a serious image problem.

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Dr Robin Drennan (1987)

Dr Robin Drennan, Director of Research Development at Wits, has been awarded by his southern African peers for his contribution to research management. The Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) gave Drennan the Distinguished Contribution to Research Management Profession Award at the SARIMA 2017 Annual Conference held in Windhoek, Namibia from 22-25 May 2017.

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Chris Ndzengu (1987)

Regional Head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit, EC, National Prosecuting Authority, Old Rhodian, Chris Ndzenga, received his LLD from NMMU. The Thesis Title is: “A Comparative Analysis of Aspect of Criminal and Civil Forfeitures: Suggestions for SA Asset Forfeiture Law Reform.”

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Harry Geier (1977)

A SENIOR member of the Society of Advocates of Namibia, Harold (Harry) Geier, has been appointed as a judge of the High Court. President Hifikepunye Pohamba appointed Geier to the High Court bench on a recommendation from the Judicial Service Commission with effect from April 1,

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