2018

At the Welcome Dinner, held on 13 March, certificates were awarded to the top 5 students in each undergrad residence from the November 2017 exams.  Advocate Shuaib Rahim, Senior Lecturer:  Faculty of Law, presented the following awards:

Allan Gray House Top 5:

  1. Amy Langston - 92.13%
  2. Siphiwokuhle Mthonti - 83.56%
  3. Fadzayi Hare - 76.25%
  4. Tshivhuya Thavhiwa - 75.82%
  5. Andiswa Cibi - 73.50%

Graham House Top 5:

  1. Adam Butler - 83.13%
  2. Aadil Bhaiyat - 72%
  3. Inam Tshekela - 67.80%
  4. Sazi Soga - 67.23%
  5. Ntsika Ndungane - 67%

Prince Alfred House Top 5:

  1. Dimakatso Pitja - 82.25%
  2. Tapiwanashe Zinhumwe - 79.25%
  3. Mbali Khumalo - 74.50%
  4. Ashley Bristow (currently in Celeste House) - 73%
  5. Sinothando Tyelbooi - 70.29%

Kay Mosiane Award, awarded at the Welcome Dinner. (click for more info)

Welcome Dinner Awards - group photo

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At the Drostdy Hall Leavers Dinner, on Wednesday 10 October, many students were honoured for their achievements throughout the year. These included academic, leadership, cultural, sporting, as well as the Dean of Students Leadership Award.

Mr Evert Knoesen, Drostdy Hall Fellow & RU Business School Senior Lecturer, presented the following awards:

 
Leavers Awards - Tadiwa - Celeste Student of the YearAs there is no academic award for the postgrad students of Celeste House, there is the following award instead:  Celeste House Student of the Year Award was presented to Tadiwa Mutizwa for his contribution to the residence.
 
The students and house committee of Celeste House respond extremely well to his leadership. Tadiwa has been a central part of the functioning of the residence and he readily takes initiative when necessary. He does more than what is expected of him as a Sub-Warden. He has participated in nearly all house and house-committee events over the past two years in Celeste and he is ALWAYS the first to avail himself in supporting house committee members when they need assistance.
 
 
Leavers Awards - Namhla - DoS Leadership AwardThe Dean of Students Leadership Award was presented to Namhla Tukulu, of Prince Alfred House, for excellence in leadership.
 
Namhla has been an outstanding Sub-Warden and committee member of the Drostdy Hall Committee. She has served as the Community Engagement Hall Rep External for the year. In this role she has attended all the training of the Community Engagement Office and ensures that any information she receives is passed onto the students in the Hall.

Namhla was the Community Engagement Rep in Prince Alfred House in 2017 where she formed a tight relationship with our community partners at Noncedo.

Namhla is a quiet leader who gets down and does the work without drawing attention to herself. She organised the Pick ‘n Pay trolley beg where R1472.20 was raised. This was used to purchase paint to paint classrooms at Noncedo. It is largely through her perseverance and efforts that the hall was able to achieve our partner’s three goals of gardening, school readiness and the painting.

She has fulfilled all her duties beyond expectations and has set an exemplary standard for other students to emulate, she is an excellent role model and a leader worth following.

She has fully embraced our hall value of community and for this reason she is most deserving of the Dean of Students Leadership Award.

 
Leavers Awards - Dikeledi - external sports awardThe External Sportsperson of the Year Award was presented to Dikeledi Ramaano, of Prince Alfred House.  This award is presented to the best overall sportsperson of the Hall who has shown commitment, dedication & excellence not only in residence sports but also in Rhodes sports in various sporting domains.
 
Dikeledi achieved the following this year:
  • Competed at the Eastern Cape Dance Competition and placed on the podium position 3 for ballroom.
  • Competed for the Dance Sport First Team at the USSA competition, against 17 universities, and made it to the semi-finals.
  • Was the Events Manager of Dance Sport, and next year is the Treasurer.
  • Won Inter-Res Dance Sport.
Leavers Awards - Bridget - Internal Sports AwardsThe Internal Sportsperson of the Year Award was presented to Bridget Mtetwa, of Allan Gray House. This award is presented to the best overall sportsperson of the Hall who has shown commitment and dedication to inter-residence sports for their residence and who has obtained the highest points in the Hall’s inter-res points system.
 
Two Cultural Awards were presented as follows:

Siyabulela Javu, of Prince Alfred House, for outstanding achievements in the performing arts.

Siyabulela performed in the following productions:

  • Rhodes University Student Production, Seeing Red, at the National Arts Festival.
  • Seeing Red - Winner of Best Ensemble Award for Student Productions
  • Skinned Production at the Fringe Festival at the National Arts Festival.
  • Indubela/Umbhubhudla Production at Afems Festival – The mute speak

Leavers Award - Natasha - Cultural AwardNatasha Bezuidenhout, of Celeste House, for outstanding achievements in the arts.

Natasha achieved the folowing:

The Eastern Cape Craft Collection Shop in East London displays artworks in a group format, and has provided Natasha with on-going support since 2016 to present.

The Floradale Fine Art Gallery in East London displays artworks in a group forma, and has provided Nataha with on-going support since 2015 to present.

She was selected as one of the top 100 finalists for the Sasol New Signatures Competition for the installation ‘To Break bread for 293 kms’.

She was selected as one of the top 100 finalists for the prestigious Absa L’Atelier Art Competition for the artwork “n Ring-oortjie en spaar sleutels”.

Displayed and sold an artwork at the “Anything But Painting” exhibition at The Ann Bryant Art Gallery in East London (23rd May to 9th June).

Two of her works, n Ring-oortjie en spaar sleutels and Tok-tiekie, formed part of the exhibition entitled Convergeat the National Arts Festival.

Donated two paintings from her undergraduate studies to the Carinus Annual Art Auction (19th MAY).

Conducted an "introduction to making clay beads", an art group therapy session with participants of the Khulanathi Psychosocial Rehabilitation Centre (5th and 26th September).

Leavers Awards - Bridget - first year academic awardThe First Year Academic Award was presented to Bridget Mtetwa, of Allan Gray House, for achieving 82.50%. This award is presented to the first year student with the best overall academic performance from the mid-year examinations.

Leavers Awards - Adam - 2nd year academic awardThe Second Year Academic Award was presented to Adam Butler, of Graham House, for achieving 83.75%. This award is presented to the second year student with the best overall academic performance from the previous November examinations and from the mid-year examinations.

Leavers Awards - Siphiwo - third year academic awardSiphiwokuhle Mthonti, of Allan Gray House, was awarded the Third Year Academic Award, for achieving 80.11%.  This award is presented to the third year student with the best overall academic performance from the previous November examinations and from the mid-year examinations.

Saying thank you to the Hall Senior Student, and Res Head Students, and to the Catering Staff:

Leavers Awards - thanks to HSS and Head StudentsLeavers Awards - thanks to Catering

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