South African sugar production tour takes Rhodes to KwaZulu-Natal
Date Released : 10/12/2018The South African Sugar Association (SASA) recently invited Rhodes University and several media organisations to their annual media tour, which took place between 28-29 November in KwaZulu-Natal.
Student Affairs’ 3-year strategy plan launched
Date Released : 05/12/2018Director of Student Affairs, Nomangwane Mrwetyana, officially presented the Division of Student Affairs’ strategic plan for the years 2019-2021 on 27 November 2018 at Steve Biko Dining Hall.
Rhodes student a poetry ‘bright star’
Date Released : 04/12/2018Third year Bachelor of Music student, Asakhe Cuntsulana recently published his debut anthology, Ikhwezi Eliqaqambileyo. After completing the Via Afrika WritePublishRead online course, 21-year old Cuntsulana gracefully adds ‘self-published author’ to his biography.
Rhodes staff help acquire first 3D printer for use in SA public school
Date Released : 04/12/2018Rhodes University lab technical officer, Luyolo Mapekula (Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology), and Biotechnology Innovation Centre (RUBIC) Head of Department, Dr Earl Prinsloo, were instrumental in securing a 3D printer donation to DD Siwisa Primary School as part of the General Electric (GE) Additive Education Program.
Distinguished Research awardees announced
Date Released : 28/11/2018Associate Professors Caroline Khene and Brett Pletschke have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award.
Data rescue for future researchers
Date Released : 27/11/2018DataFirst, located at the University of Cape Town, recently launched the Keiskammahoek Rural Survey (KRS) and Surplus People Project Survey Datasets (SPP) in partnership with the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) of Rhodes University. The rescuing of these datasets formed part of a national Data Rescue Project that had been initiated by DataFirst.
BioBRU celebrates 10 years
Date Released : 23/11/2018A talk organised by Rhodes University’s Biomedical Biotechnology Research Unit (BioBRU) was held recently in celebration of BioBRU’s 10-year anniversary.
Distinguished Teaching Awards winners announced
Date Released : 23/11/2018Dr Siphokazi Magadla and Dr Karen Ellery were officially announced as Distinguished Teaching Award winners by the Rhodes University Vice Chancellor at a Senate meeting held earlier this month.
Rhodes’ final goodbye to 2018 retirees
Date Released : 22/11/2018On 20 November 2018, Rhodes University bid farewell to its retirees at a retirement function held at the Institution’s Senior Common Room.
Nigerians at Rhodes University meet with their Consul General
Date Released : 22/11/2018Nigerians within the Rhodes University Community recently met with their Consul General, Mr Godwin Adakole Adama.
How African Scientists Are Testing Cheaper, Faster Ways To Test For Malaria, Pregnancy, HIV Success
Date Released : 14/11/2018Longer-lasting and more cost-effective ways of testing for pregnancy and whether HIV treatments are working effectively, as well as checking for the top two strains of malaria, are being tested by scientists at a South African university. These could ultimately help save lives in emerging countries, they believe.
Jump-starting innovative new tests for HIV, pregnancy and malaria
Date Released : 07/11/2018“There’s a gap in the developing world for foetal and maternal health diagnostics,” explains Professor Janice Limson, Director of the Biotechnology Innovation Centre at Rhodes University.
CHERTL professors win notable teaching award
Date Released : 06/11/2018Associate Professors of the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University have received one of the 2018 National Teaching Excellence Awards by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the Higher Education Learning & Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA).
Rhodes student recognised for paper on nakedness as political resistance
Date Released : 06/11/2018Gcotyelwa Jimlongo, a Political and International Studies post-graduate student won Best Honours Essay at the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) conference held in October.
Artist Bright Ackwerh highlights importance of popular culture in art
Date Released : 30/10/2018Bright Ackwerh, a multifaceted young artist based in Accra, Ghana, opened his first solo exhibition at the RAW Spot Gallery in October at Rhodes University.
Howard University Assistant Professor talks elections in the age of “fake news”
Date Released : 02/11/2018Room 202 in the African Media Matrix was abuzz with journalism and political studies students and lecturers waiting to hear what CNN’s Jennifer Thomas had to say on reporting on elections in a time where “fake news” is rife.
A case for African languages in the legal system
Date Released : 31/10/2018In August 2017, African Language Studies Section of the School of Languages and Literatures at Rhodes University reported that they were developing a new Honours module to ‘address the classism and language-based discrimination of our legal system’.
Accreditation, and postgrad festivities
Date Released : 30/10/2018A large number of postgraduate students gathered at a celebration of their contributions to the academic community.
Using technology to innovate teaching and learning
Date Released : 26/10/2018The Teaching with Technology Showcase on 22 October 2018 saw a group of academics come together to present and share new and exciting technological innovations that they have implemented in their teaching.
Celebrating love, humanity and multilingualism with Professor Kaschula
Date Released : 24/10/2018Prolific writer, multilingual scholar and the 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Senior Research Awardee, Professor Russel Kaschula, recently presented a lecture titled “One Language, One Love, One Humanity”.
SARChI appoints new Rhodes University Chair
Date Released : 23/10/2018The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have appointed Rhodes University Head of Entomology, Distinguished Professor Martin Hill, as one of its South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) chair.
SACO 2 and the value of sustainability
Date Released : 23/10/2018The second iteration of the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) was launched at Rhodes University on 10 October 2018, indicating the sustainability of inter-university projects.
Nobel winner's story shows uphill battle for women
Date Released : 22/10/2018At the recent Jobs Summit, it was agreed that companies should annually disclose pay gaps between men and women employees.
South African journalism’s problems are bigger than ethics: they’re about ethos
Date Released : 21/10/2018When the editor of the Sunday Times in South Africa, Bongani Siqoko, published an apology in the newspaper earlier this month he surely set a new precedent in the country’s journalism.
Rhodes University Librarian scoops LIASA award
Date Released : 19/10/2018Rhodes University Library Services Director, Ms Ujala Satgoor is the first recipient of the Executive Librarian of the Year Award made by the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA).
Rhodes University Chancellor, Judge Lex Mpati, appointed to head PIC commission
Date Released : 19/10/2018Rhodes University Chancellor and former Supreme Court of Appeal president, Justice Lex Mpati, has been appointed to lead a judicial commission of inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation (PIC).
Cosatu’s first woman president attends Rhodes Business School’s Project Management Course
Date Released : 17/10/2018First woman president of Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), Zingiswa Losi, recently joined her colleagues in a Rhodes Business School short course on project management.
Rhodes University lecturer in high-level review panel
Date Released : 16/10/2018Rhodes University Political and International Studies Senior Lecturer, Dr Siphokazi Magadla, has recently been elected by President Cyril Ramaphosa to form part of a high-level review panel into the work of the State Security Agency (SSA).
Teaching and learning KiSwahili in SA will open doors for investment in Africa
Date Released : 16/10/2018The teaching of KiSwahili will open up South Africa to new business opportunities and investments, said Rhodes University post-doctoral fellow in African Languages, Dr Peter Mose, in a radio interview on CapeTalk on 9 October 2018.
Rhodes alumnus awarded partial UNICAF Global Scholarship bursary
Date Released : 08/06/2018Recent Bachelor of Social Science graduate and Rhodes University alumnus Kihara Muchiri, has been awarded a prestigious UNICAF Global Scholarship to undertake a postgraduate degree at the University of Nicosia.
A case for sexual and reproductive justice approach
Date Released : 15/10/2018Rhodes University’s Distinguished Professor Catriona Macleod, a recipient of numerous awards, presented her lecture titled “Adolescent sexual and reproductive health: controversies, rights and justice” at the Eden Grove Blue Lecture theatre on 10 October 2018.
Recognising meaningful contributions and engaged citizens
Date Released : 11/10/2018Rhodes University has become a leading engaged university, as was evident with the remarkable individuals and community organisations celebrated on 4 October at the Community Engagement Gala Dinner.
Self-Titled: A ticket for Africa‘s artistic talent to shine
Date Released : 10/10/2018Rhodes University student, Philiswa Lila has won this year’s Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award.
The magic of water
Date Released : 10/10/2018The 2017 Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award recipient, Mrs Joyce Sewry presented her lecture titled ‘The Magic of Water’ on 3 October 2018 at Rhodes University’s Eden Grove Blue lecture theatre.
Procedural fairness, executive decision-making and the rule of law
Date Released : 09/10/2018Rhodes University’s Faculty of Law was treated to a public lecture by visiting Professor Clive Plasket Judge of the High Court, Eastern Cape Division on 2 October.
Science Café draws diverse crowd
Date Released : 08/10/2018Grahamstown Science Café, which has been running once a month since March this year at Café Divine in New Street, consistently draws an assorted crowd of all ages.
Bridging the gap between academia and general audiences
Date Released : 08/10/2018The Conversation, a not-for-profit media outlet that has played an important role in communicating academic writing to the world at large, recently hosted a workshop for Rhodes University PhD students and staff on how to write about research for the media.
Afems 2018: A single language for feminism
Date Released : 05/10/2018The African Feminisms (Afems) Conference 2018, hosted by the Rhodes University Department of Literary Studies in English and Department of Fine Art, saw Laura Nish, Douglas Thomas, Sue Marais, and Pumla Dineo Gqola present their various bodies of work during a session entitled “Gendered spaces & places”.
Afems 2018:Rebellion to you, strength to us
Date Released : 05/10/2018Dr Siphokazi Magadla, Senior Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations at Rhodes University, knows what it means to be a strong African woman, as her recent appointment by President Cyril Ramaphosa to serve on the Presidential Independent High-Level Review Panel on Intelligence illustrates.
Afems 2018: on death, desire and spirituality
Date Released : 05/10/2018Academic Director of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS), Dr Nthabiseng Motsemme, presented an informative keynote address at the second annual African Feminisms (Afems) 2018: The Mute Always Speak conference hosted by the Department of Literary Studies in English and Fine Art.
Unlearning as a means to bring hope to higher education
Date Released : 05/10/2018The 2018 DCS Oosthuizen Memorial Lecture took place at Rhodes University’s Eden Grove Blue Lecture Theatre on Friday, the 28th of September 2018.
Tell us your best teacher stories for World Teacher’s Day!
Date Released : 05/10/2018In celebration of International Teachers Day on 5 October, the Rhodes University Education Department is calling for story submissions in honour of teachers everywhere.
Helping hands in purple boxing gloves
Date Released : 02/10/2018Alec Mullins Sports Hall was ablaze in a flurry of activity on the evening of 21 September for Purple Glove Promotions Fight Night.
Rhodes student interns as Next Generation Scientist in Switzerland
Date Released : 02/10/2018For Christian Nkanga, getting an education, furthering his studies and working with top researchers was a dream come true.
There is no social justice without environmental justice
Date Released : 28/09/2018The annual Environmental Awards promote environmental awareness and acknowledge the work of those who quietly soldier on to promote sustainability.
Rhodes University joins consortium in SACO tender win
Date Released : 28/09/2018A five-year tender to run the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) has been granted to a consortium of universities including Rhodes University, Nelson Mandela University, University of Fort Hare, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Use of mother-tongue in tutorials helps learners understand better
Date Released : 27/09/2018Teaching in the home language of learners deepens understanding, according to Prof Salochana Lorraine Hassan, the Head Academic Staff Development Unit at Fundani: Centre for Higher Education at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Rhodes University represents South Africa at International Ergonomics Association Congress
Date Released : 27/09/2018The International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Congress, held in Florence, Italy from 26 to 30 August, is the largest meeting of ergonomics researchers and practitioners in the world.
Preservation of heritage or perpetuation of a single national identity?
Date Released : 21/09/2018National monuments, museums and symbols in South Africa are constantly under contestation.
ABSA invests R2.4million in scholarships
Date Released : 21/09/2018Absa recently handed over a cheque of R2.4million to Rhodes University from its CEO scholarship programme for the 2018 academic year.
Sixty-six years of lasting love… and counting
Date Released : 20/09/2018In 1947, Bill Mills travelled from a town called Umtali in the Southern Rhodesian highlands, to South Africa to study for a B.Com degree at Rhodes University.
Pioneering researcher Tebello Nyokong, PhD’87, carries hopes, dreams of continent
Date Released : 17/09/2018It is difficult to know where to start the story – so far – of Tebello Nyokong.
Law Society bolsters literacy with book drive
Date Released : 17/09/2018In line with World Literacy Day, which was declared by UNESCO in 1966, the Rhodes Law Society embarked on a book drive in partnership with Duna Public Library in Grahamstown East.
Professor Wim Trengove narrates ‘abuse of power’ story
Date Released : 13/09/2018A fully-packed Moot Room, which included Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela, and members of the local National Prosecuting Authority, welcomed legal legend Visiting Professor Wim Trengove SC on 10 September 2018.
The FDA commends Rhodes’ Biopharmaceutics Research Institute, which remains fully-accredited ahead of its larger international counterparts
Date Released : 13/09/2018During March this year, the Rhodes University Biopharmaceutics Research Institute (BRI) was inspected by the USA’s Food & Drug Administration (US FDA) and recently received notification that the audit was successful, a great tribute and acknowledgement despite its relatively small size and modest funding.
Rhodes University women in science honoured
Date Released : 12/09/2018The Rhodes University community celebrates the achievements of two women in science - Professor Adrienne Edkins and her Masters student, Ms Kelly Schwarz.
Rhodes funding telethon brings in plentiful pledges
Date Released : 11/09/2018Rhodes University recently held a telethon to update its alumni database and asked for personal contributions from the University alumni for the Isivivane Fund.
Rhodes commemorates 22 retirees
Date Released : 11/09/2018Rhodes University’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela hosted various staff members and family to celebrate long service and Arbour Day on 4 September.
Decolonialism rhymes with multilingualism
Date Released : 10/09/2018Rhodes University’s language policy is based on the principles of ‘promoting multilingualism and the intellectualisation of African languages’.
Convocation meeting sheds light on challenges and strengths
Date Released : 07/09/2018Spring day brought with it a reunion and the 68th annual Rhodes University Convocation Meeting, held jointly with the annual General Meeting of the Old Rhodian Union, at the Gavin Relly Postgraduate Village at Rhodes University.
Radio telescope presents biggest ever data challenge
Date Released : 07/09/2018At a recent Science Café held in Grahamstown, Director of the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) Professor Russ Taylor urged South Africa to consider the capacity needed to handle the massive amount of data that the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is expected to generate.
Rhodes Business School addresses skills shortage with latest postgraduate offering
Date Released : 04/09/2018The Rhodes Business School is now offering a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Analysis to help solve critical skills deficits in business.
Celebrating women in community engagement
Date Released : 31/08/2018Rhodes University master’s student, Thandiswa Nqowana, is tackling the Grahamstown water issue and uplifting the community at the same time.
Six Rhodes students among GradStar’s top graduates
Date Released : 28/08/2018Six students from Rhodes University are among GradStar’s top 100 tertiary students in South Africa.
Rhodes University’s First Physical Theatre Company tours Cape Town
Date Released : 28/08/2018The First Physical Theatre Company, an affiliated project of Rhodes University’s Drama Department, will be showcasing two performances ahead of a tour to Cape Town.
EPE colloquium held at Royal Embassy of the Netherlands
Date Released : 27/08/2018The recent Enhancing Postgraduate Environments (EPE) colloquium held at the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in Pretoria was a celebration of this highly successful project.
An affirming space for sisters in science
Date Released : 27/08/2018A well-attended roundtable discussion, comprised of women in science, took place at Rhodes University, where women from different disciplines addressed the science position in the developing world, and how best to prepare for the future.
Rhodes University student wins two illustrious awards
Date Released : 24/08/2018Zakeera Docrat, a full-time registered doctoral student in African Language Studies in the School of Languages and Literatures at Rhodes University, recently won two esteemed awards, including a Women in Science Award for the DST-Albertina Sisulu Doctoral Fellowship: Humanities and Social Sciences.
SA feminism has long been intersectional, says Prof Shireen Hassim
Date Released : 21/08/2018Wits University Professor of Politics Shireen Hassim, based in WiSER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research), presented the Fourth Annual Neil Aggett Labour Studies Lecture on the 14th of August at the Eden Grove Blue lecture theatre.
A night of tears and victory: 2019 SRC inauguration
Date Released : 20/08/2018The night of the 17th of August was a whirlwind of emotion as Rhodes University inaugurated the 2019 Student Representative Council (SRC) only hours after the memorial service of the late Khensani Maseko, who was an SRC alumni and member of the Independent Electoral Board (IEB).
There is no shame in being a rape complainant
Date Released : 20/08/2018Sexual violence has become a gruesome topic in the country. On 7 August 2018, as part of the Silent Protest Programme, Rhodes university hosted a “Rape and the Law” panel discussion, where Dr Benita Moolman, Mx Lisa Vetten, Dr Thulane Gxubane and Advocate Nicola Turner spoke about how the criminal justice system responds to rape.
Reflections from a position of privilege
Date Released : 20/08/2018Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor’s 2017 Distinguished Research Awardee, Dr Sally Matthews gave her lecture titled: “Reflections from a Position of Privilege: An Account of a Research Trajectory” on the 15th of August, to an audience of scholars and academics.
Disrupting spaces through art with Aqui Thami
Date Released : 15/08/2018During this year’s Silent Protest, BACK.TALK Womxn’s Collective held a two-day workshop at Rhodes University, which included poster making, an exhibition, and a creative dialogue with India-based artist Aqui Thami.
Postgraduates share research at conference
Date Released : 14/08/2018Rhodes University’s 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference was held on 26 and 27 July 2018.
Honouring Madiba during and beyond Trading LIVE for Mandela Week
Date Released : 08/08/2018The Rhodes University Community Engagement Division reported a very rewarding Trading LIVE for Mandela initiative, which continued well beyond its initial allocated week.
Judge President Mbenenge urges students to serve their communities
Date Released : 08/08/2018On 01 August, the Black Lawyers Association (BLA) Rhodes University Student Chapter hosted a discussion with Judge President Mbenenge.
Fifty Rhodes University students receive R5.8 million from BANKSETA
Date Released : 08/08/2018The Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA) has donated nearly R5.8 million to assist 50 Rhodes University commerce and science students with full tuition for 2018.
Bright young Rhodes chemistry student awarded famed Fulbright scholarship
Date Released : 08/08/2018Zweli Hlatshwayo has been awarded the Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship to study the Chemistry PhD programme at Ohio State University as of August 2018 with full funding.
The lessons, confessions and professions of Professor Anthea Garman
Date Released : 07/08/2018Rhodes University School of Journalism’s Anthea Garman presented her first lecture as a professor at the Eden Grove Blue on Wednesday 1 August 2018.
Rhodes University pushes for an inquest, substitutes academic programme following death of a student
Date Released : 06/08/2018Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela, lowered the University flag this morning in commemoration of third year Bachelor of Arts student, Khensani Maseko’s tragic passing on Friday, 03 August 2018. The flag will fly at half-mast until her funeral.
The inequality of Apartheid still felt in Eastern Cape, says Dr Reynolds in new book
Date Released : 31/07/2018The Labour Studies Seminar Series – hosted by the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), the Department of Sociology, the Department of History, and the Department of Economics and Economic History – kicked off Part Two of its 2018 programme with the launch of a new book by Dr John Reynolds.
Rhodes University role players help launch world’s biggest and most powerful radio telescope
Date Released : 30/07/2018Several Rhodes University students, staff and alumni, under the directorship of Physics and Electronics Professor Justin Jonas, are involved in the MeerKAT project, which officially launched on 13 July 2018 in the Northern Cape.
Pharmacy Department students cloaked in professionalism
Date Released : 27/07/2018The Rhodes University Pharmacy Department recently held its annual White Coat Ceremony at Chemistry Major to officially inaugurate 2nd-year students into the world of pharmacy.
Twenty-eight students receive bursaries from the Old Rhodian Union this year
Date Released : 25/07/2018Twenty-eight hard-working students received bursaries totalling R225 000 from the Old Rhodian Union this year.
Rhodes University and Giyani sign research partnership
Date Released : 23/07/2018Giyani Metals Corporation has signed a research collaboration program with Rhodes University, South Africa, regarding battery-grade manganese within the Company’s flagship Kanye manganese project in Botswana.
Rhodes University celebrates two 100th birthdays on Mandela Day
Date Released : 19/07/2018Rhodes University recently commemorated two exceptional individuals – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and Jane Funiwe Mahlakahlaka, on their 100th birthday.
Rhodes University Law Faculty alumnus receives prestigious Fulbright Scholarship
Date Released : 19/07/2018The Rhodes University Faculty of Law has the pleasure of celebrating the award of the US Fulbright Foreign Student Program Scholarship to its alumnus and former Andrew W Mellon Lecturer, Mr Tladi Marumo.
Rhodes University celebrates three African Reproductive Justice Champions
Date Released : 18/07/2018Rhodes University recently commended three African reproductive justice champions during the Abortion and Reproductive Justice: The Unfinished Revolution III conference held on campus during 8-12 July 2018, and hosted by the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction (CSSR) research unit and partners.
Department of Political and International Studies takes a practical look at the question of the land
Date Released : 17/07/201816 July 2018 marked the commencement of the annual Teach-In event held by the Department of Political and International Studies at Barratt 2. This year, the four-day event focuses of The Land Question with the aim of providing a historical and intellectual discussion to the policy on land redistribution in South Africa.
Rhodes University to spend a full week honouring Madiba
Date Released : 17/07/2018For this year’s Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations, Rhodes University’s Community Engagement division has seven full days’ worth of activity planned in honour of Madiba’s birthday.
PSAM hosts discussion on improving public access to government budget data
Date Released : 13/07/2018Rhodes University’s Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM) gathered members from the National Treasury (NT), the Legal Resources Centre, Afesis Corplan, and OpenUp, for a panel discussion last week at Olive Schreiner Monument Hall.
Rhodes University wins NAF Student Festival Award for Best Ensemble
Date Released : 11/07/2018Rhodes University’s drama department won Best Ensemble Award at this year’s Student Festival at the National Arts Festival (NAF), for its play, Seeing Red.
Rhodians old and established share memories, cocktails, and good news
Date Released : 06/07/2018On 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.
Determination and drive steers Rhodes graduate to achieve her goals
Date Released : 05/07/2018Lwanda Maqwelane formed part of the 63% female representation at this year’s Rhodes University graduating class and who, through strong-willed dedication and tenacity, managed to defy the odds and obtain her BSocSc Honours Degree in Anthropology in record time.
Rhodes University students, staff, and alumni among Mail & Guardian’s Top 200
Date Released : 02/07/2018Several students, staff and alumni from Rhodes University are among this year’s Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans for 2018.
Rhodes University’s PSAM to discuss open data and social justice
Date Released : 29/06/2018Rhodes University’s Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM) will be hosting members from the National Treasury, the Legal Resources Centre, Afesis Corplan, and open data activist organisation, OpenUp, to discuss the accessibility and transparency of budget data, on 04 July 2018.
Gavin Krastin and the First Physical Theatre Company put on yet another illuminating performance
Date Released : 29/06/2018Known for his experimental performances that are full of beauty yet hard-hitting, Rhodes University’s Gavin Krastin, in association with First Physical Theatre Company, will be premiering his latest piece, Yet to be determined, at this year’s National Arts Festival between 05-07 July at the Nun’s Chapel.
Alumni Awarded Mandela Washington Fellowship at the University of Iowa
Date Released : 27/06/2018Three Old Rhodians have been selected to participate in the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship of the Young African Leadership initiative (YALI. They will participate in a six week academic and leadership program at the University of Iowa, USA and attend a three day summit in Washington with US leaders. They will form part of a cohort of 700 leaders across the African continent.
Award-winning student director tackles another bold play at Student Theatre Festival
Date Released : 28/06/2018Winner of the 2017 Student Theatre Award for Best Original Work, Mmatumisang Motsisi and Winner of the Best Stage Manager Award, Manoko Tlhako, will be putting on another hard-hitting and combative play at this year’s National Arts Festival.
Equipping graduates for the new world of work
Date Released : 28/06/2018The Rhodes University Information Systems (IS) Department Advisory Board meeting took place at BSG's Johannesburg offices in Houghton on 30 May 2018.
Rhodes University’s supplementary school venture ends on a high note
Date Released : 25/06/2018The Rhodes University High Impact Supplementary School (HISS) programme, done in conjunction with GADRA Matric School (GMS), helped six learners obtain Bachelor-level passes this year.
Rhodes University karate team member brings home two bronze medals
Date Released : 25/06/2018Even more proud to be South African – that was the verdict of three Grahamstown karatekas who recently returned from the 7th WUKF World Karate Championships in Dundee, Scotland. The Graham Hotel on Wednesday night, 20 June, hosted a welcome-home celebration for them and their families
UN gets a helping hand from Rhodes University
Date Released : 22/06/2018Rhodes University on Thursday said Director of the Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics (AGCLE), Professor Pedro Tabensky, had developed a learning module for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) under its Education for Justice (E4J) initiative
Launch of new gallery and SARChI Arts Lounge
Date Released : 20/06/2018The new Arts of Africa and Global Souths Arts Lounge and RAW Spot Gallery opened on 13 June 2018 at Rhodes University.
Rhodes University honours long-service staff
Date Released : 18/06/2018Rhodes University academic, administrative, and support staff gathered in the Senior Common Room to celebrate those who have been in service at the University for 15, 25, and 35 years.
Rhodes Business School MBA programme ranked among top 2% worldwide
Date Released : 14/06/2018The Rhodes Business School MBA programme has been given the thumbs up for another three years by the Association of MBA (AMBA), an accreditation service which currently accredits programmes from the top 2% of business schools in over 70 countries.
Rhodes wins second place at International Trade Law Moot in Kenya
Date Released : 14/06/2018Four final year Rhodes University LLB students participated in the All Africa Round of the ELSA Trade Law Moot competition between 24 and 29 April in Nairobi, Kenya.
Rhodes steps up its security measures
Date Released : 13/06/2018Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela, has reiterated an earlier call to anyone with information about an alleged rape incident on campus on Sunday to come forward to assist the investigation.
Irish abortion law referendum highlights need for ongoing debates on reproductive justice
Date Released : 13/06/2018Recently, the world saw the majority of the Republic of Ireland voting in favour of repealing its Eighth Amendment, which has, up to now, had very stringent anti-abortion laws. However, this referendum vote comes shortly after the US’s seeming backwards-moving abortion policy Gag Rule introduced by the Trump-Pence administration on 22 May.
Rhodes visual arts lecturer receives NIHSS award
Date Released : 11/06/2018Rhodes University art history and visual arts senior lecturer Sharlene Khan was adorned with an award from the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) at the John Kani Market Theatre in Johannesburg on 15 March 2018.
First tetrapods of Africa lived within the Devonian Antarctic Circle
Date Released : 11/06/2018Fossils of two new species of these four-legged vertebrates also evolved in polar regions, and not just in the tropics as previously believed.
Rhodes alumna gains coveted Skye Foundation scholarship
Date Released : 08/06/2018Rhodes University alumna Joanna Pickering was recently awarded the prestigious Skye Foundation scholarship to complete her second master’s degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at the Paris School of International Affairs, a graduate school within The Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), in Paris, France.
Fifty-seven Rhodes graduate staff honoured
Date Released : 07/06/2018The Rhodes University Thomas Alty and Vice-Chancellor’s Awards were held on 6 June to celebrate a total of 57 staff members who recently obtained academic qualifications while in the service of the University.
Rhodes biocontrol scientists lead multimillion project
Date Released : 07/06/2018The newly-established Centre for Biological Control (CBC) at Rhodes University has been awarded a R68m contract by the Department of Environment Affairs (DEA), one of the largest partnerships the University has secured to date.
Support Services available to Rhodes University students
Date Released : 04/06/2018The 2018 mid-year exam period has started. If you or someone you know is struggling to cope during this time, we urge you to make use of the support services that are available to Rhodes University students.
Marc Shroeder Book Launch
Date Released : 01/06/2018Old Rhodian, Marc Schroeder launched his debut novel, Sleeping with Dogs: A Tale of Madness, in Grahamstown at NELM (National English Literacy) on the 31st May.
Rhodes graduate helps rhinos survive in the wild
Date Released : 31/05/2018This conservation scientist left a lucrative job — and her home country — to help white rhinos outpace extinction. Zoliswa “Zoe” Nhleko studies white rhinos in South Africa. So why is she 8,000 miles away at the University of Florida?
Transgressive learning as a way forward
Date Released : 30/05/2018Although lecturers and teachers play a huge role in educating students and learners, the dynamic nature of the contemporary world requires new types of teaching and learning processes to be developed, both for inside and outside of classrooms.
The Alpha Project Bursary: for students by students
Date Released : 30/05/2018This year will be the first year that the Alpha Project Bursary, started by Rhodes University Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Management (PDEM) students, will be offered to Rhodes University Business School students.
Isivivane campaign visibly changes lives
Date Released : 28/05/2018The amount of support our Alumni has been contributing towards fundraising campaigns is heartwarming.
Kenya’s road to democracy
Date Released : 28/05/2018On 15 May, the Politics and International Studies department at Rhodes University, in association with the East African Society (EASoc), hosted a dialogue with the Kenyan Ambassador to South Africa, H E High Commissioner Jean Kamau
Open Day both educational and fun for secondary school learners
Date Released : 24/05/2018This year’s Open Day will see the Rhodes University campus abuzz with activity as over 300 learners from 19 different secondary schools are welcomed.
Group of young alumni pay it forward
Date Released : 24/05/2018A group of 16 young alumni have established a scholarship programme, called the Ntombesizwe Scholarship, which was launched in Grahamstown earlier this year by Zukisa Pityana, one of the founding members.
Making psychosocial disabilities more visible
Date Released : 22/05/2018At university, having an invisible disability* (which includes mental disabilities such as bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety) is challenging as students can be subjected to stigmatisation because of their illness.
Warning to media: build personalised ties or say goodbye
Date Released : 18/05/2018Financially-troubled mainstream media and their journalists need to work harder to build strong personalised relationships with their audiences or kiss their centuries-old businesses goodbye.
EP Small-Bore Rifle Championships 2018
Date Released : 15/05/2018This past weekend (5 May), the biggest and strongest field of shotists in almost a decade descended on the Rhodes University Rifle Range to compete in the 2018 Eastern Province Small-Bore Rifle Championships.
Two UNILAG lecturers win 2018 edition of Rhodes Artist and Writer Residency Fellowship (RAW)
Date Released : 15/05/2018Professor Peju Layiwola, Head, Department of Creative Arts, and Dr. Patrick Oloko, a senior lecturer in the Department of English, have been awarded the Rhodes Artist and Writer (RAW) Residency Fellowship Programme for 2018.
Rhodes University to host critical dialogues in reproductive justice
Date Released : 15/05/2018Rhodes University’s Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction (CSSR) research programme will be co-hosting a flagship conference to address abortion and reproductive justice issues in July.
Community engagement as a tool for decolonisation and transformation
Date Released : 10/05/2018Professor Jacqueline Akhurst, 2017 recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Community Engagement Award, presented a lecture on Community Based Service Learning (CBSL) as part of Rhodes University’s Community Engagement Week on campus last night.
Rhodes honours Chaka Chaka, Judge Moseneke
Date Released : 10/05/2018Rhodes University will host an event in Johannesburg on Friday, 11 May 2018 to honour two of their Honorary Doctorates, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Judge Dikgang Moseneke.
Twenty-three universities gather for annual symposium
Date Released : 09/05/2018As part of Rhodes University’s Community Engagement Week (CE Week), delegates from 23 different universities gathered at the National English Literary Museum (NELM) in Grahamstown for the 4th annual Community Engagement & Social Innovation Symposium, done in partnership with Durban University of Technology
Journalism under threat: Where to now
Date Released : 08/05/2018There is no denying that the introduction of the internet and social media has been a great disruptor of journalism.
Research Week launch focuses on the need for research visibility in Africa
Date Released : 08/05/2018Rhodes’ Research Week kicked off yesterday with talks highlighting the importance of research visibility, language preservation and use and stakeholder unity.
Rhodes celebrates innovative women on Intellectual Property Day
Date Released : 08/05/2018To commemorate this year’s World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April, Rhodes University’s Technology Transfer Office hosted a presentation to define the roles of Intellectual Property and honour women in innovation.
Media control of tech giants scrutinised
Date Released : 08/05/2018The 2018 World Media Economic and Management Conference has kicked off in Cape Town, where the world’s leading scholars of media business and media management have gathered to discuss issues affecting the media industry.
4 Seychellois trained in fish health, bio-security course to island nation's app
Date Released : 08/05/2018Four Seychellois are now better equipped to deal with fish health management after attending a one-week training course on fish health and biosecurity at the Rhodes University in South Africa.
Visiting professor compares South Africa and Malaysia’s approaches to regionalism
Date Released : 08/05/2018Professor Muhammed Haron, from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Botswana, discussed comparative approaches to regionalism at Rhodes University’s Ruth Mompati Seminar Room in the Department of Political and International Studies on 04 May 2018.
Rhodes professor catches up with life in immeasurable ways
Date Released : 07/05/2018If you feel you are a veritable late-bloomer with limited time, take comfort in the fact that Rhodes Faculty Researcher of the Year 2017, Professor Lilla Stack, learnt to swim at a seasoned 75 years of age – and she only started her academic journey at 32.
Ekunyamezeleni Ukhona Umvuzo!
Date Released : 07/05/2018Athenkosi Nzanzeka was one of the 63% women representation who graduated from Rhodes University this year.
From gown to town
Date Released : 07/05/2018The town of Grahamstown experienced a first-time-ever during this year’s annual Rhodes University graduation programme.
Research Week to highlight international research trends and digital
Date Released : 04/05/2018The Rhodes University Library in collaboration with the Research Office will be hosting Research Week between 7 and 11 May.
Further degeneration of Makana infrastructure must be avoided at all costs, urges Minister Mkhize
Date Released : 04/05/2018The Minister of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, has thrown his weight behind a new programme of action to improve service delivery challenges and infrastructure deterioration in Makana Local Municipality.
CE Week premiers various prestigious events
Date Released : 04/05/2018“Things are really cooking,” said Community Engagement (CE) Director, Di Hornby, in reference to the various activities of the upcoming CE Week, which has a distinctly international flavor this year.
Big shots coming to town
Date Released : 04/05/2018This weekend (5 May), the Rhodes University Rifle Range will once again be the venue for Eastern Province Small-Bore Rifle Association Championships.
World leaders in South Africa gather for historic media summit
Date Released : 02/05/2018World leaders and researchers of media management and media business will meet at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town for a four-day summit this month.
The end of the perpetual performance Theodorah
Date Released : 02/05/2018Last week, the School of Fine Arts hosted cross-disciplinary artist Senzeni Mthwakazi Marasela in a creative dialogue at Rhodes University, during its launch party for the Art on our Mind Research Project and website (www.artonourmind.org.za).
Three days of unrestrained optimism at Rhodes’ 2018 Graduation ceremonies
Date Released : 02/05/2018The 2494 graduates, their attending family members, and participating Rhodes University staff glowed with pride during the three days of celebration, inspirational speeches, music, dance, and jubilation that made up last month’s Graduation ceremonies.
Women’s parental rights concerning ulwaluko rites
New staff are warmly welcomed at Rhodes
Date Released : 02/05/2018Rhodes University’s biannual new staff welcome event took place in the Common Room last week.
25th RUMEP anniversary event highlights funding challenges
Date Released : 26/04/2018While the Rhodes University Mathematics Education Project (RUMEP) celebrated 25 years of mathematical understanding achievements this year, the event also highlighted its urgent need for funding.
Nanotechnology workshop awards three Rhodes students
Date Released : 24/04/2018The 8th annual DST/Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre (NIC) Workshop, which took place at Mintek in Randburg, Johannesburg recently, saw three Rhodes students winning awards.
Rhodes University honours Maxeke, Sontonga and Sobukwe
Date Released : 24/04/2018Families of three of South Africa’s most prominent struggle icons Mmakgamo Charlotte Maxeke, Mankayi Enoch Sontonga and Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe will tomorrow (Wednesday, 25 April 2018) join Rhodes University at an event to mark the renaming of three residences in honour of the icons.
Timelessly phenomenal, our own Prof Tebello Nyokong
Date Released : 18/04/2018When Maya Angelou wrote her poem Phenomenal Woman, she had women such as Rhodes University’s Distinguished Professor Tebello Nyokong in mind.
Rhodes to co-host first forensic linguistics conference in Southern Africa
Date Released : 12/04/2018A first for Southern Africa, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, in affiliation with Rhodes University, the University of South Africa, and University Eduardo Mondlane, will be hosting the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) conference from 16-17 April 2018 at Lagoon Beach Hotel in Milnerton, Cape Town.
Limerick exchange student attains MCom from Rhodes
Date Released : 11/04/2018Edward Horn received his MCom from Rhodes University last week after a three and a half-month stint at Kemmy Business School of Limerick University in Ireland.
It’s all joy as graduate of Oprah Winfrey’s girls school in South Africa pursues PhD
Date Released : 10/04/2018One of the alumni of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Gauteng, South Africa is now set to pursue a PhD.
Andrew Mlangeni urges youth to pick up spear
Date Released : 09/04/2018ANC Struggle veteran and former MP Andrew Mlangeni says the youth should pick up the fallen spear of his comrade Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and use it to fight the scourge of corruption.
Local twins ‘master’ it at Rhodes
Date Released : 07/04/2018East London twins Jakub and Sebastian Kosiorek yesterday received their masters degrees from Rhodes University.
ANC veteran Mlangeni honours Madikizela-Mandela
Date Released : 07/04/2018African National Congress veteran and Rivonia trialist Dr Andrew Mlangeni has urged South Africans to pick up the baton from leaders such as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and fight for economic freedom in the country.
Rhodes confers Honorary Doctorate to Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Date Released : 05/04/2018One of this year’s celebrated Rhodes Honorary Doctorate recipients is singer, entrepreneur, and humanitarian, Ms Yvonne Chaka Chaka, who will be bestowed with a Doctor of Laws (LLD).
From Monument to Joza!
Date Released : 07/04/2018The screening of the graduation ceremony in public schools is by far one of the best initiatives by Rhodes University
Rhodes graduation ceremonies commence
Date Released : 05/04/2018Professor Emeritus Peter Mtuze was today conferred with an Honorary Doctorate at the first of the six graduation ceremonies taking place at Rhodes University this week.
All systems go for Rhodes Graduation Ceremonies
Date Released : 05/04/2018After months of preparation, Rhodes University’s Registrar, Dr Adele Moodly is confident that it is all systems go for the 2018 Graduation ceremonies.
Rhodes to screen graduation ceremonies at local community venues
Date Released : 04/04/2018In a bid to create more access for learners to the Rhodes University graduation ceremonies taking place from 05 to 07 April, Rhodes University will this year screen the ceremonies to local schools.
Rhodes to Host Special Event to Honour Dikgang Moseneke and Yvonne Chaka-Chaka
Date Released : 04/04/2018A special event, a first for Rhodes University, will be hosted by the University in Johannesburg in honour of two of its Honorary Doctorate recipients in 2018.
RMR nominated for a prestigious radio award
Date Released : 29/03/2018Rhodes Music Radio’s (RMR) breakfast show has been nominated for a Liberty Radio Award.
Rhodes confers Honorary Doctorate to Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Date Released : 29/03/2018One of this year’s celebrated Rhodes Honorary Doctorate recipients is singer, entrepreneur, and humanitarian, Ms Yvonne Chaka Chaka, who will be bestowed with a Doctor of Laws (LLD).
Rhodes confers Honorary Doctorate to Prof Vishnu Padayachee
Date Released : 29/03/2018One of this year’s celebrated Rhodes Honorary Doctorate recipients is economist and scholar, Professor Mahavishnu Padayachee, who will be bestowed with a Doctor of Economics (DEcon).
Rhodes confers Honorary Doctorate to Prof Peter Tshobisa Mtuze
Date Released : 29/03/2018One of this year’s celebrated Rhodes Honorary Doctorate recipients is poet, priest and academic Professor Emeritus Peter Tshobisa Mtuze, who will be bestowed with a Doctor of Letters (DLitt).
Rhodes Business School Empowers Local School Leaders
Date Released : 28/03/2018For the third year running, the Rhodes Business School in collaboration with the Departments of Education and Management at Rhodes University hosted Heads of Departments of schools in Grahamstown
Rhodes confers Honorary Doctorate to Dr Sindiwe Magona
Date Released : 28/03/2018One of this year’s celebrated Rhodes Honorary Doctorate recipients is author, poet, and activist, Dr Sindiwe Magona, who will be bestowed with a Doctor of Letters (DLitt).
Rhodes confers Honorary Doctorate to Justice Dikgang Moseneke
Date Released : 28/03/2018One of this year’s celebrated Rhodes Honorary Doctorate recipients is SA Judge, Dikgang Moseneke, who will be bestowed with a Doctor of Laws (LLD).
Rhodes confers Honorary Doctorate to Dr Andrew Mokete Mlangeni
Date Released : 28/03/2018One of this year’s celebrated Rhodes Honorary Doctorate recipients is activist Dr Andrew Mlangeni, who will be bestowed with a Doctor of Laws (LLD).
Six exceptional individuals to be conferred with Honorary Doctorates by Rhodes University
Date Released : 27/03/2018Justice Dikgang Moseneke, acclaimed authors, Dr Sindiwe Magona and Prof Peter Mtuze among six exceptional individuals to be conferred with Honorary Doctorates by Rhodes University.
University of Havana scholars visit Rhodes University
Date Released : 23/03/2018Scholars from the University of Havana in Cuba were joined by Professor Catarina Gomes from The Catholic University (Luanda, Angola), Professor Carlos Arnaldo from Universidade Eduardo Modlane (Maputo, Mozambique) and welcomed on the Rhodes University campus with a brief presentation on Rhodes University, its history and the contemporary context of Higher Education in South Africa by the Director of the International Office, Ms Orla Quinlan.
Universities SA Appeal to the Corporate Sector and Private Donors to Continue to Support Students
Date Released : 16/03/2018There is a growing concern across the university sector that companies and individual donors who traditionally offered students and universities funding for bursaries are no longer doing so.
Matthew Lester – A tribute by a friend and colleague
Date Released : 15/03/2018Matthew Lester passed away, after a short illness, on the 12th March 2018 at the age of 56. Educated at St Johns, Rhodes University and Wits University, he was one of South Africa’s foremost tax experts.
Rhodes hosts high-level Budget debate
Date Released : 13/03/2018Rhodes University will host a high-level delegation from the Department of Treasury to facilitate an in-depth discussion of the 2018/19 budget delivered last month by former Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba.
Rhodes University’s Tax Guru, Matthew Lester, passes away.
Date Released : 12/03/2018Rhodes University has learned with deep shock and sadness about the passing on today of Professor Matthew Lester after a short illness.
Minister of Science and Technology at the Scifest
Date Released : 09/03/2018Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, will officially open the National Science Festival at the Monument on the 9th of March 2018.
Rhodes lecturers honoured for receiving Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished and Senior Distinguished Teaching Awards
Date Released : 08/03/2018The Rhodes University community along with various guests gathered recently at the Blue Lecture Theatre in Eden Grove to celebrate Prof Catherine Foxcroft and Dr Jennifer Williams for having received the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award for 2015.
Judge President heralds a promising year and future for Rhodes’ Law students
Date Released : 06/03/2018The Eastern Cape Division Judge President’s encouraging speech helped set a positive tone for the coming academic year at Rhodes’ Faculty of Law annual opening function, which took place 1 March 2018.
Rhodes launches community engagement podcast
Date Released : 06/03/2018The Rhodes Community Engagement Division has launched a podcast series aimed at bringing to life the many ways in which the university interacts with communities around it.
40 years after his death and Sobukwe’s legacy lives
Date Released : 27/02/2018Today marks 40 years since the death of Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe - a teacher, lecturer, lawyer, founding member and first president of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) and Robben Island prisoner.
Rhodes scholar receives top award for promotion of language
Date Released : 27/02/2018A love affair sparked in his childhood has seen a young scholar celebrated internationally for the preservation of his culture.
Fine Art student exhibits at prestigious Joburg Gallery
Date Released : 22/02/2018Fine Art master’s student Wallen Mapondera is on track in his meteoric rise to international recognition in the art circles.
Rhodes entrepreneurs qualify for the next leg of Hultz prize
Date Released : 22/02/2018In his maiden State of the Nation address as president of South Africa, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa promised a healthy investment into agriculture and small businesses during his term.
Illicit outflows of capital crippling Africa
Date Released : 20/02/2018Over 50 years Africa has lost an estimated $1-trillion at around $50 billion annually through illicit financial overflows.
Rhodes' Veteran Parasite Warrior Champions Africa Specific Solutions at America's Leading Public Health Institute
Date Released : 20/02/2018At 87 years of age, South African-trained Clive Shiff is surely one of the most experienced full-time researchers and lecturers in America’s entire health sector.
Rhodes student honoured for inspiring excellence in sport and community engagement
Date Released : 19/02/2018Masters in human kinetics and ergonomics student Micheen Thornycroft was this week recognised as the world’s most inspirational rower.
Rhodes Rugby all set for the 2018 Varsity Shield
Rhodes unearthing Grahamstown’s young Mathematicians
Date Released : 15/02/2018According to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2016 results, South Africa’s pupils were ranked second last out of 48 countries for grade 4 mathematics and grade 8 mathematics.
Making iRhini a centre for education excellence
Date Released : 14/02/2018“The 9/10ths mentoring programme is like an extended family, a family we didn’t choose but we are glad they are part of our lives. They want the best from and for us; they helped us learn how to care for one another’s progress,”
Rhodes launches Centre for Biological Control
Date Released : 01/11/2017Rhodes University is launching its Centre for Biological Control (CBC) in the Department of Zoology and Entomology. The Centre builds on the existing capacity within the institution and facilitates partnerships with other organisations locally, regionally and internationally.
Free on-campus health check-ups for students and staff
Date Released : 12/02/2018The Rhodes University Wellness Office and the SRC in partnership with the Department of Health (DoH) and the Raphael Centre are hosting a weeklong annual campus-wide First Thing's First HIV testing Campaign from Monday, 12 – 16 February 2018.
Investigation into alleged rape of a Rhodes Student draws a blank
Date Released : 07/02/2018An anonymous post [dated 4 February 2018] on social media reads: “I have only been here for 2 days but so much has happened in just 48 hours
Parents and students marvel at seamless Rhodes registration
Date Released : 05/02/2018Rhodes University’s 114th registration was a runaway success, with parents, management and new students raving about the efficient service as early as lunchtime on Saturday, 3 February 2018.
Changing a city, one child at a time
Date Released : 02/02/2018Rhodes University is committed to play a significant role in revitalising public schooling in Grahamstown. The extent of its commitment is underlined by the fact its Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela, personally heads up an institutional programme aimed at coordinating all efforts in this regard.
nGAP: Building the next generation of African scholars
Date Released : 31/01/2018The Next Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) simply deals with the need for universities to ensure that a future generation of academics is developed to serve higher education into the future.
Mentoring for Success
Date Released : 25/01/2018Research shows that mentees generally perform better than students without mentors. The three Grahamstown schools that were part of the Rhodes University's Nine-Tenth Mentorship programme in 2017 are testament to this sentiment as they have received a record of 52 bachelor passes - and with that a passport to embark on their higher education journey.
Rhodes creating pathways to success for Grahamstown learners
Date Released : 24/01/2018Rhodes University in partnership with Gadra Education kicked off the 4th year of the 20-day High Impact Supplementary School earlier this month to ensure that matric learners from under-performing local schools who failed or performed poorly in Matric have another shot at furthering their education.
Dr Hugh Masekela, the end of a remarkable life
Date Released : 23/01/2018The Rhodes University community is saddened by the passing of one of its alumni, Dr Ramapolo Hugh Masekela, this morning after a protracted and courageous ten-year battle with prostate cancer.
Blaauw expands his horizons
Date Released : 23/01/2018Third year Politics, Journalism and Media Studies student Kyran Blaauw is one of four South African undergraduate students selected to participate in the highly competitive 2018 cohort of the Study of the US Institute for Student Leaders Programme.
Rhodes Business School launches partnership with Montpellier Business School
Date Released : 19/01/2018A visionary collaboration between the Rhodes Business School and the Rhodes International Office has secured a partnership between the Rhodes Business School and Montpellier Business School (MBS, France) to facilitate Faculty and student mobility and exchange
Insights and discussions on being an academic at Rhodes
Date Released : 19/01/2018The Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University is hosting the initial phase of the 2018 Academic Orientation programme from Monday, 22 to 26 January & 30 January to 01 February.
All undergraduate students new to Rhodes University (all years of study)
Date Released : 12/01/2018If you have applied to NSFAS – please provide us with your NSFAS reference number.Please email this information to NSFAS@ru.ac.za before 18 January 2018.
Rhodes affiliated scholars pen pertinent body of work to acclaim
Date Released : 12/01/2018RHODES University’s post-doctoral fellow Dr Laura Alfers (NALSU/ISER) and Dr Francie Lund (RU Honorary doctorate holder), along with their colleague Rachel Moussié, contributed a critically acclaimed research-based article on ‘The human right to social security’.
Claim of announcement by Rhodes University of ‘the return of the minimum initial payment plan’ devoid of truth
Date Released : 09/01/2018Rhodes University rejects misleading claims in an online publication that the University announced ‘the return of the Minimum Initial Payment (MIP)”. It is regrettable that the inaccurate claims have caused unnecessary confusion and consternation regarding an extremely sensitive matter of fees.
Student Fees 2018: FAQs for parents, fee-payers and students
Date Released : 08/01/2018A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions and some useful information for fee-payers and students
When Women Were Combatants
Date Released : 21/12/2017Siphokazi Magadla is a Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellow (2013–14), whose groundbreaking work focuses on gender and post-conflict political life in South Africa.
New Director for Student Affairs
Date Released : 15/12/2017Rhodes University is delighted to announce that Ms Nomangwane Mrwetyana, Manager: Student Wellness/ Harassment Officer has been appointed as the new Director: Student Affairs effective from 01 January 2018.
Rhodes Exclusions a Result of Criminality, No Student Disciplined for Protesting
Date Released : 13/12/2017Rhodes University notes with deep concern the gross misrepresentation of facts and attempts at manipulating public opinion by some of the students who have been excluded from the University for committing criminal acts.
Seventh African Potentials discuss global concerns
Date Released : 11/12/2017The Unit for Humanities at Rhodes University hosted a successful two-day 7th African Forum last week under the theme “African Potentials to Develop Alternative methods of Addressing Global Issues”.
Fascinating book on SA inventions
Date Released : 08/12/2017A grouting machine, world-renowned chutney and an enviro-loo are some of the imaginative products invented in the Eastern Cape and which are featured in a new coffee table book called What a Great Idea! by former East Londoner and Rhodes University ichthyology professor Mike Bruton.
Transforming working and learning in a local and global context
Date Released : 07/12/2017The 10th International Researching Work and Learning (RWL) Conference is underway at Rhodes University until Friday 8th December 2017.
Council decides about the future of the name of Rhodes University
Date Released : 06/12/2017At its meeting held on 30 November 2017, the Rhodes University Council considered a number of issues, the most pertinent of which being that of the University’s name.
Legendary scientist inspires black excellence
Date Released : 06/12/2017Professor of Science, Tebello Nyokong is a legend. This week she became the first recipient of the Black Science, Technology & Engineering Professionals (BSTEP) Excellence Award.
Ubom! presents a six-day drama festival
Date Released : 01/12/2017The Ubom! Eastern Cape Theatre Company will host a jam packed annual Christmas festival for Grahamstown residents from this Saturday, 2 to 11 December.
Rhodes research output for 2016 impresses
Date Released : 01/12/2017Rhodes University’s 2016 Research Report captures impressive research outputs and activities by every department.
168 rural youngsters qualify in Community Development
Date Released : 01/12/2017The MEC for the Eastern Cape Department of Social Development (DSD), Nancy Sihlwayi and Rhodes University hosted an emotional graduation ceremony for over 168 young people who completed a three-year National Youth Service skills programme in level 4 Community Development on 30 November 2017 at Rhodes University.
Distinguished Rhodians honoured for being game changers tonight
Date Released : 28/11/2017Some of Rhodes University’s outstanding alumni are set to be recognised at the Old Rhodian Awards ceremony on Tuesday, 28 November 2017.
Recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Old Rhodian Awards: Chris Brink
Date Released : 24/11/2017Professor 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.
Prof Nyokong honored for impressive outputs and doctoral graduates
Date Released : 23/11/2017Dubbed the Compassionate scientist, Rhodes University’s Professor Nyokong has been raking in international and national the awards for her hard work and commitment to the advancement of health in Africa.
Recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Old Rhodian Awards: Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Date Released : 22/11/2017Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is an author, Professor and holds the Research Chair Studies in Historical Trauma and Transformation in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University.
Dr Les Shone
Date Released : 22/11/2017Dr Leslie John Shone was awarded the Distinguished Old Rhodian Award 2017 and sadly passed away on the 10th November 2017. Dr Leslie John Shone was known for his personal integrity, exceptional leadership qualities and the ability to deal with people at all levels without pride or prejudice.
Creating funding opportunities for the ‘almost theres’
Date Released : 22/11/2017“Last year, a few days before my 21st birthday I could not celebrate. My results were withheld because my student account was in arrears.
Date Released : 10/10/2017Distinguished 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
Date Released : 10/10/2017Distinguished 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.
Rhodes Fieldlab prototype wins another national award
Date Released : 20/11/2017Once again, the dynamic duo Masters students Charles Faul and Lucas Lotter’s Fieldlab, a mobile lab-in-a-box prototype, won a half-a-million rand first prize in the Innovation Hub’s GAP-Biosciences national awards on Thursday, 16 November 2017.
Former Rhodes journalism student aims to address your needs
Date Released : 16/11/2017Former Rhodes journalism student Lyndsey Duff aims to address your mapping needs by dividing the world up into 3 metre by 3 metre boxes – each box having three unique words in 14 languages with isiXhosa, isiZulu and Afrikaans to follow shortly.
Date Released : 11/10/2017Emerging Old Rhodian Award: Dr Prudence Ogunlade is an Executive Manager in the Office of the Chief Operations Officer at Transnet Freight Rail. She holdsa PhD in Chemistry from Rhodes University obtained in 2007, has studied Programme in Business Management at Unisa and is currently busy with her studies towards a MBA degree.
Date Released : 11/10/2017Emerging Old Rhodian Award: David Abbey is widely recognised in the banking and financial services industry for his high intellectual and execution capability, sound business acumen and commercial shrewdness.
2017 South African Literary Awards winners announced!
Date Released : 08/11/2017This year’s winners of the South African Literary Awards (SALAs) were announced on Tuesday night, 07 November 2017 at UNISA, Pretoria Campus.
Isivivane, taking care of our own
Date Released : 14/11/2017Throwing a single stone in a pile appears to have little impact at face value; however, a pile is made up of single stones thrown by multiple people.
Industry joins forces with academia to ensure graduates are equipped
Date Released : 13/11/2017As part of BSG's ongoing commitment to investing in local talent and skills development, BSG CEO, Greg Reis, recently attended the two-day Rhodes University Information Science (IS) Department Advisory Board meeting.
Umthwalo wakho uyakusinda? Is your luggage too heavy for you?
Date Released : 13/11/2017The amazing Rhodes University Rowing Club has clubbed in some of their most valuable items and donated them to fellow students for the upcoming year.
Mobile Visa service tested at Rhodes for international students
Date Released : 09/11/2017For the first time in the history of Rhodes, the Visa Facilitation Service (VFS) travelled to the University campus last week to test the new mobile biometric on international students to ensure that they meet their visa requirements for 2018.
Rhodes weather station revived
Date Released : 08/11/2017Rhodes University is reviving its Weather Station following yearly requests by the Grahamstown community for weather data for various uses.
Constitutional Court Dismisses Appeal Against Interdict
Date Released : 08/11/2017In a unanimous ruling yesterday, the Constitutional Court dismissed an appeal by three Rhodes University students against an interdict granted by the Grahamstown High Court in December 2016.
Africa joins global strategists to chart future of media and journalism
Date Released : 07/11/2017How should media managers and editors cope with the shifting sands of a profession under siege from all fronts?
Book on Rhodes a study in excellence
Date Released : 06/11/2017Rhodes University history professor Paul Maylam has written a fascinating book on the history of this iconic Eastern Cape educational institution.
Scholarships for women in media to do postgrad at Rhodes
Date Released : 06/11/2017The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) will award ten postgraduate scholarships for Southern African women media leaders who wish to study media management at Rhodes University’s Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership in 2018.
FAST takes a look at the science of sociology
Date Released : 06/11/2017Roodt’s presentation to FAST addressed the decades-long argument about whether sociology – and in fact any of the social sciences – can be considered to fall into the category of science is no longer really a matter of debate.
Rhodes student launches book on walking in someone else’s shoes
Date Released : 03/11/2017Rhodes University student and author Lunga Izata launches her book, The Story is about me tonight, 3 November 2017. “There is always a reason for everything that happens in our lives.
Rhodes Scholar shortlisted for Literary Award
Date Released : 01/11/2017Professor Pamela Maseko, Associate Professor in the African Language Studies Section in the School of Languages and Literatures has been shortlisted for the prestigious South African Literary Awards (SALA) for the book William Wellington Gqoba: Isizwe Esinembali, Xhosa Histories and Poetry (1873 – 1888) and D.L.P. Yali-Manisi Imbali Zamanyange (Historical Poems).
A community remembers forced removals
Date Released : 01/11/2017The Group Areas Act of 1950 ravaged communities across South Africa. Names like District 6 and Sophiatown stain popular history textbooks, but never are places like Grahamstown mentioned.
Mgqatsa, turning her childhood into a career
Date Released : 30/10/2017The Department of Zoology and Entomology this year welcomed its first black female lecturer, Dr Nokubonga Mgqatsa.