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Chris Brink

Distinguished Old Rhodian Award: Professor Chris Brink served as Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University in the United Kingdom for 10 years, and before that as Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University for 5 years. He retired in 2016, and returned to South Africa.

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

Distinguished Old Rhodian Award: Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela completed her Bachelor’s and Honours degrees at Fort University, her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Rhodes University, and her PhD in Psychology at the University of Cape Town.

Tony Granger

Distinguished Old Rhodian Award: South African born author and businessperson, Tony Granger has continued the Old Rhodian tradition as a trustee of the Rhodes University United Kingdom Trust.

Prof Godwell Nhamo

Distinguished Old Rhodian Award: Professor Godwell Nhamo, (a C3 Rated NRF researcher), has dedicated his life since his first enrolment at Rhodes in 2003 to opening up critical research areas in the fields of climate policy, green economy and sustainable development.

Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza's mark is on land, democracy

Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza’s name is associated with land reform, which is appropriate given that he grew up in a rural area and was banished to the small town of Cala in the Eastern Cape during apartheid. He is now the holder of the National Research Foundation research chair in land reform and democracy in South Africa, as well as the AC Jordan chair in African studies and director of the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Rhodians old and established share memories, cocktails, and good news

On the chilly night of 3 July 2018, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Dr Peter Clayton addressed “Rhodians old and established”, as he put it, at the annual Old Rhodian Festival Cocktail Party that took place at Alumni House at Rhodes University.

Rhodes University students, staff, and alumni among Mail & Guardian’s Top 200

Several students, staff and alumni from Rhodes University are among this year’s Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans for 2018.

Palesa Temba in top 10 of SABC3’s ‘Presenter Search’

Cape Town – SABC3’s "Presenter Search on 3", is entering the next phase of the competition to find new presenters for some of the TV channel’s shows. In Thursday evening’s 8th episode, the top 10 contenders were announced.

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