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Young Scientists break records at Eskom Expo held at Rhodes University

Date Released : 06/08/2019

Learners won a record 14 gold, 11 silver and 24 bronze medals, together with a total of 34 merit awards, at the Regional Final Eskom Expo held at Rhodes University this year.

Chemsoc Words

Date Released : 30/07/2019

Rhodes University Professor among research consortia awarded £7 million to tackle HIV-related cancer

Date Released : 27/05/2019

Rhodes University’s Professor Adrienne Edkins has received close to 2 million rand from the UK Government to tackle HIV-related cancer as part of an international initiative to understand and treat HIV related cancer.

Rhodes University students win international accolade

Date Released : 24/04/2019

Four Rhodes University PhD Chemistry students were awarded the top position in the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge for their electronic and electrical waste management system.

Chemistry awarded R3.5 million NRF grant through Dr Mashazi

Date Released : 20/03/2019

Dr Philani Mashazi, a senior lecturer within the Department of Chemistry at Rhodes University, was recently awarded an amount of R3.5m from the National Research Foundation’s National Equipment Programme.

SARChI Chair awarded Newton Fellowship grant

Date Released : 08/01/2019

Rhodes University SARChI Chair for Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Eukaryotic Stress Response Professor Adrienne Edkins, has been awarded a 2018 Newton Advanced Fellowship grant of £101 000 (which is close to R2 million) from the Academy of Medical Sciences.

The magic of water

Date Released : 10/10/2018

The 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.

Science Café draws diverse crowd

Date Released : 08/10/2018

Grahamstown 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.

Rhodes student interns as Next Generation Scientist in Switzerland

Date Released : 02/10/2018

For Christian Nkanga, getting an education, furthering his studies and working with top researchers was a dream come true.

Pioneering researcher Tebello Nyokong, PhD’87, carries hopes, dreams of continent

Date Released : 17/09/2018

It is difficult to know where to start the story – so far – of Tebello Nyokong.

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

Date Released : 02/07/2018

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

Scifest visitors

Date Released : 20/03/2018

Dr Dudley Shallcross and Mr Tim Harrison visited.....

SACI Regional Seminars 2017

Date Released : 28/02/2018

The ANNUAL EASTERN PROVINCE SACI POST-GRADUATE CHEMISTRY SEMINAR took place at Rhodes University on Friday October 20th 2017....

Bruker Compact Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Date Released : 08/12/2017

In June 2017, Rhodes University purchased a last generation of Quadrupole Time-of-Flight (Q-TOF) Mass Spectrometry system (Bruker Compact)...

RU Open Day

Date Released : 08/12/2017

As part of the student recruitment strategy, the university hosted schools...

VC & Thomas Alty Awards 2017

Date Released : 08/12/2017

Congratulations to all staff members who have recently successfully completed a qualification...

Barker Lecture 2016

Date Released : 22/11/2016

The 2016 Barker Lecture was given by Prof. Zhen Shen of Nanjing University and was entitled, “Theranostics based on near infrared region luminescence imaging and photodynamic therapy”.

Rhodes Research Group scoops another award

Date Released : 18/11/2016

Prof Nyokong’s Nanotechnology Research Group have been recognized as the most productive research group (for 2015) by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) together with the National Laser Centre.

Rhodes University’s MSc Student wins 2016 SA Women in Science Award

Date Released : 18/08/2016

Miss Jessica Anne Harris, a MSc Chemistry student supervised by Professor Nyokong, is the proud 2016 South African Women in Science Awards (WISA) winner.

Records tumble for Rhodes prof

Date Released : 04/07/2016

Internationally renowned Rhodes University medicinal chemistry and nanotechnology expert Professor Tebello Nyokong and her students have been praised for their publication of 63 peer reviewed papers in one year.

President Zuma congratulates Prof Nyokong

Date Released : 01/02/2016

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has congratulated renowned South African scientist, Professor Tebello Nyokong after winning the African Union (AU) Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award.

Rhodes professor wins AU award for research

Date Released : 02/02/2016

An internationally renowned scientist from Rhodes University has won a prestigious African Union (AU) award for her cutting-edge research in nanotechnology.

Stellenbosch pomegranate researcher honoured with AU Science Prize

Date Released : 02/02/2016

The African Union (AU) has bestowed one of its highest scientific honours upon agricultural engineer and postharvest technology expert Prof Umezuruike Linus Opara of Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

President Jacob Zuma Congratulates Prof. Nyokong On Winning a Continental Scientific Award

Date Released : 02/02/2016

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated distinguished South African scientist Prof. Tebello Nyokong, following her winning on 30 January 2016 of the African Union (AU) Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award

South African Scientist Picks 2016 AU Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award

Date Released : 01/02/2016

A distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Nanotechnology, Professor Tebello Nyokong has been named winner of this year’s AU Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award at the ongoing AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Distinguished Professor Nyokong honoured with $100000 science award

Date Released : 01/02/2016

Distinguished Professor Tebello Nyokong of Rhodes University was awarded an African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award (AUKNSA) on Saturday, 30 January 2016.

Education students in the laboratory

Date Released : 03/09/2015

Students from Namibia who are studying toward their Rhodes Education degree recently spent two weeks on campus for contact time.

Congratulations Siphesihle Nxele

Date Released : 14/08/2015

She is the winner of 2015 SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN IN SCIENCE AWARDS for MSc

Rhodes Bursaries for Top Young Scientists

Date Released : 06/08/2015

Young Eskom Expo for Young Scientists winners won bursaries to study science at Rhodes University. Students from Victoria Girls High School predominated in the regional finals of the Expo held at the Pharmacy and Chemistry Department at Rhodes, Saturday, August 1st 2015.

Lilian Ngoyi Alumnus Awarded Prestigious Oxford Scholarship

Date Released : 27/05/2015

Nhlakanipho Mkhize, better known to his friends as “Colin” is a proud Lilian Ngoyi Alumnus who has recently been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford University in the UK from September 2015.

Graduation News

Date Released : 15/04/2015

Graduation News

Ntlantsana scoops Conrad Dylan Cambray Award

Date Released : 31/03/2015

Rhodes University’s Bsc second year student, Aphelele Ntlantsana received the Conrad Dylan Cambray Award for 2015 recently.

International Fame Lab (Talking Science)

Date Released : 10/02/2015

FameLab 2015 - Registrations now open!

UN hand-picks Rhodes professor

Date Released : 02/12/2014

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed Rhodes University chemistry professor Tebello Nyokong is one of 12 scientists who were picked by United Nations secretary-general

Rhodes University Chemist Drives for Safer Chemistry

Date Released : 22/12/2014

Dr Klein of the chemistry department tells how we can make chemistry safer.


Date Released : 09/12/2014

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) hosted the 2014 EC SACI postgraduate seminars at the NMMU Conference Centre on the 24th October.

Rhodes students privileged to have world class nanotechnology equipment

Date Released : 11/12/2014

Having the newly launched Time-Of-Flight-Secondary-Ion-Mass-Spectrometer (TOF-SIMS) located just down the hallway from them in Rhodes

UN hand-picks Rhodes professor

Date Released : 03/12/2014

THE UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, has appointed Rhodes University professor Tebello Nyokong as adviser of a proposed technology bank and science

Rhodes professor appointed to UN high-level panel

Date Released : 02/12/2014

RHODES University's Prof Tebello Nyokong has been appointed to a highlevel panel to advise on the organisational and operational aspects of the UN's proposed innovation supporting mechanism on technology and science.

Rhodes scientist bowled over by appointment to UN panel

Date Released : 02/12/2014

WORLD-renowned Rhodes University scientist and professor Tebello Nyokong has been appointed to a United Nations science and technology advisory panel.

The Lab Rat *Issue 003 November 2014

Date Released : 26/11/2014

Keeping you up to date with the current events in the chemistry department.

Khanya Maths and Science Club

Date Released : 20/11/2014

On Saturday 8 Nov, the Khanya Maths and Science Club ended its year, with the annual prize-giving. Learners from grades 8-11 were awarded science-related books and certificates in recognition of their attendance on Saturday mornings.

Investec Rhodes Top 100 2014

Date Released : 13/10/2014

O'Donoghue is doing his BSc Honours in Chemistry and has been involved in leadership positions at an academic, sporting and university society level.

Investec Rhodes Top 100 2014

Date Released : 13/10/2014

As part of her Masters in Chemistry, Nxele spent two months in Japan's University of Tohoku, Sendai-shi and was also able to attend this year's NanoAfrica, an international conference focuses on nanotechnology work.

Distinguished Prof Beverly Glass

Date Released : 09/10/2014

Professor Beverley Glass, currently the Chair of Pharmacy in the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia and an old Rhodian recently visited Rhodes University and delivered a research lecture in the Department of Chemistry, entitled Sunscreens: Photostability, Formulation and Skin Penetration.

Barker Lecture 2014

Date Released : 09/10/2014

Once again the department of chemistry hosted its annual Barker lecture, which was well attended with an audience drawn from across the departments at Rhodes.

Rhodes offers matric science revision programme

Date Released : 30/07/2014

The Chemistry Department has introduced a new programme to supplement their Khanya Maths and Science Club

Rhodes University Math Experience

Date Released : 22/07/2014

The winners of the Rhodes University Math Experience

Light on the fight against cancer

Date Released : 22/07/2014

Researcher Professor Tebello Nyokong is generating international interest in refining photodynamic therapy techniques used to treat cancer.

Chemistry Department Graduation Newsletter

Date Released : 22/04/2014

The Chemistry Department presents the Graduation Newsletter for 2014. Its is filled with the latest news, events and equipment. Dr Mashazi goes abroad 2014: The year of Crystallography Is There Life After Retirement? Find All these articles in this years Chemistry Graduation Newsletter

Welcome Honours Students 2014

Date Released : 03/03/2014

The Department of Chemistry Welcomes all our new 2014 Honours students.

Cancer scientist pines for students

Date Released : 05/12/2013

A Rhodes University professor, Tebello Nyokong, who has made significant strides using

Prof Nyokong to address The World Academy of Sciences

Date Released : 01/10/2013

Rhodes University’s Distinguished Professor Tebello Nyokong will discuss the use of combined therapies to fight cancer in Africa at the yearly General Meeting of The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS) on Thursday 3 October 2013, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A passion for science, a thirst for knowledge

Date Released : 16/09/2013

Professor Tebello Nyokong, who recently won the National Research Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, has big plans for science in Africa, writes Oliver Roberts.

Rhodes scientists turn off the green light

Date Released : 03/09/2013

Scientists at Rhodes University in Grahamstown have developed a simple dye that may hold the solution to pranksters who flash green lasers at aircraft, temporarily blinding the pilot and putting lives at risk.

Rhodes scientists turn off the green light

Date Released : 03/09/2013

Scientists at Rhodes University in Grahamstown have developed a simple dye that may hold the solution to pranksters who flash green lasers at aircraft, temporarily blinding the pilot and putting lives at risk.

Lifetime award for top scientist

Date Released : 30/08/2013

Her father had often told her: "You can do anything. Dont ever stop." It was a lesson well learnt – today Prof Tebello Nyokong is one of South Africas top scientists in the fields of chemistry and nanotechnology.

Leading researchers honoured in P.E.

Date Released : 29/08/2013

South Africa’s leading researchers were honoured yesterday by the National Research Foundation (NRF) here at its 28th annual awards ceremony, held in the Boardwalk Hotel.

Rhodes professor honoured for service

Date Released : 29/08/2013

At a ceremony here the National Research Foundation honoured Professor Tebello Nyokong of Rhodes University for her lifetime of contribution in her subject field.

Rhodes academic gets A-rating from NRF

Date Released : 14/03/2013

THE National Research Foundation (NRF) has awarded highly acclaimed Rhodes University academic Professor Tebello Nyokong a rare A-rating.

Dr Tukulula returns home to inspire learners

Date Released : 08/08/2012

Dr Matshawe Tukulula is living testimony to the success and impact of the Khula Project, an extraordinary initiative created by Dr Ken Ngcoza of the Rhodes Education Department, Mrs Joyce Sewry of the Chemistry Department and Mr Reuben Maselwa of Eastern Cape Department of Education.

Distinguished Professor title for Prof Nyokong

Date Released : 18/04/2012

The Africa-Arab State 2009 L’Oreal-Unesco Award for Women in Science recipient and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Nanotechnology, Tebello Nyokong, has been honoured by her own institution for her outstanding scholarly reputation and productivity.

Accolades for Rhodes Chemistry students

Date Released : 17/04/2012

Ms Megan Coates and Ms Sekai Tombe of Rhodes University Chemistry Department were recently commended and awarded prizes for superior presentations of their work at the fourth international Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoAfrica 2012) conference.