Continuous check-ups encouraged at breast cancer awareness breakfast

The Rhodes University Division of Student Services and Development (DSSD), in collaboration with the Health Care Centre (HCC) and the Residential Operations, held a breakfast at the Oppidan Dining Hall last week to raise breast cancer awareness.

Dr Pakiso Tondi takes over as Director of Student Affairs

Rhodes University today welcomes Dr. Pakiso Tondi as the new Director of Student Affairs. He takes over from Ms Nomangwane Mrwetyana, who has served the University for many years.

Division of Student Affairs Director bids farewell to Rhodes University

After a fulfilling 11-year journey at Rhodes University, Division of Student Affairs (DSA) Director, Ms Nomangwane Mrwetyana, bids farewell to the University. ‘Mam’ Noma’, as she is affectionately known by students, leaves her alma mater with fond memories. She started as a Senior Psychologist at the Counselling Care Centre and worked her way up to the Director position.

Rhodes University community gathers for breast cancer awareness breakfast

The Rhodes University Division of Student Affairs (DSA), in collaboration with the Health Care Centre (HCC), held a breakfast at the Oppidan Dining Hall on 21 October 2022 to raise breast cancer awareness.

The importance of creating awareness of Invisible Disabilities in Institutions of Higher Learning

On 28 September 2022, the Division of Student Affairs (DSA), the Disability Committee and the Equity and Institutional Culture Office at Rhodes University hosted a seminar on invisible disabilities. The seminar gave a platform to engage different stakeholders on matters affecting students and staff living with disabilities, with a particular emphasis on ‘invisible disabilities’.

Student Affairs welcome new Student Life, Support and Development Manager

Rhodes University recently welcomed new Student Life, Support and Development Manager, Saphu’lwandisile Vika. Vika is no stranger to higher education as he brings a wealth of experience from the sector.

Student Affairs promotes effective & efficient mental health & wellbeing

Rhodes University is committed to providing a safe and conducive environment for its students.

Unverified report creates consternation among Makhanda residents

A report is doing rounds on social media alleging that a Rhodes University student who arrived at OR Tambo Airport from the USA, on Thursday, was allowed to proceed to his private residence in Makhanda instead of the mandatory quarantine site for all arrivals from designated high-risk countries.

The Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa

Professor Enyinna Nwauche’s highly anticipated book on traditional cultural expression in Africa has been published.

DVC joins HRH The Duchess of Sussex in roundtable discussion on global challenges in higher education

Dr 'Mabokang Monnapula-Mapesela, DVC: Academic and Student Affairs at Rhodes University, recently attended an Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) roundtable which included, among others, HRH The Duchess of Sussex.

Premier Mabuyane speaks at SRC-hosted Rev Dr Simon Gqubule memorial

On 10 October 2019, the Student Representative Council (SRC) hosted family, friends, congregants and colleagues for the first annual memorial of Rev Dr Simon Gqubule, who was Rhodes University’s first black PhD graduate (1978).

Old Rhodian Union bursaries more than double over the last year

Thanks to a generous bequest from Old Rhodian, Dr Abraham Faure, Rhodes University’s Old Rhodian Union (ORU) bursaries have increased more than twofold in the last year.

Prof Palmer takes us into the messy spaces

The latest episode of Rhodes University’s Community Engagement Division’s Engagement in Action podcast features Professor Tally Palmer, Director of the Institute of Water Research and winner of the 2018 VC’s Distinguished Community Engagement Award.

Rhodes University expands postgraduate support

Rhodes University’s Centre for Postgraduate Studies (CPGS) has added a €950 000 EU-funded project to its stable of successful postgraduate support initiatives.

SRC hosts first annual governance colloquium

The Rhodes University Student Representative Council (SRC) 2019 recently hosted their first annual Student Governance Colloquium.