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Student Media

was established in 1947 as Rhodeo, and during apartheid became an active part of the struggle for freedom of expression as part of the now defunct South African Student Press Union. These days, Activate is committed to informing students about issues relevant to their lives, mainly on campus.


Oppidan Press was founded in 2007 by two undergraduates Lionel Faull (Editor 2007, Managing Editor 2008), and Ines Schumacher (Deputy Editor 2007, Editor 2008). The Oppidan Press was founded not only to provide news and entertainment to the previously disenfranchised Oppidan community, but also to increase the quality of student media at Rhodes University.

?Both newspapers have a strong presence on Rhodes University campus as a source of news and a training ground for students. They are available in print and online and they continue to grow as innovative and relevant student newspapers.


The station was formed in 1981 and at that time only broadcast on the Rhodes University campus. This campus radio station was the first non-State broadcaster in South Africa's history to be allowed to broadcast legally. in 2009 RMR DJ Robin Vember broke the Guinness record for the longest solo radio broadcast. Many notable radio personalities have emerged from ?RMR, such as Talk Radio 702's David O'Sullivan, Jeremy Mansfield, former CNN sports presenter Graeme Joffe, 5FM DJs Nicole Fox and Mlungisi Dikulu, SABC news and talk presenter Sherwin Bryce-Pease, SuperSport presenter Leigh-Ann Paulick, Talk Radio 702 reporter Stephen Grootes, and many more.



Last Modified: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:16:03 SAST