Vision and Mission

  1. To develop an environment in which community engagement is encouraged and valued.
  2. To promote voluntary participation by staff and students in community engagement activities that utilise legal knowledge and skills to the benefit of the broader community.
  3. To provide service-learning opportunities for every LLB student.
  4. To provide institutional support to the Law Clinic in its access to justice and community education work.
  5. To integrate community engagement initiatives in teaching and learning and research.

Contact Person: Advocate Shuaib Rahim (046 603 8751 /

Executive Committee

Law Clinic


Ncedisa is a student support fund established to assist those who find themselves in difficult financial situtations. The fund is a living embodiment of Ubuntu. Both staff and students are encouraged to donate to this fund to help (ncedisa) those in need.   


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The Living Constitution workshop focuses on the importance of the South African Constitution, how it protects human rights and also on the importance of learners becoming engaged and active citizens. The workshop is called A Living Constitution or ‘UmGaqo siseko ophilayo’ in Xhosa. The overall aim of the project is to make young people aware of their rights and, in the Dean’s words, hopefully, lead to more engaged, aware and proactive citizens in future. The booklet prioritises the most important issues that involve school children and critical and active participation from the children will be encouraged via the provision of suitable practical examples based on children’s everyday lives alongside the rights contained in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.

The authors of the Living Constitution Booklet are Prof Rosaan Kruger, Paul Eilers and Amanda Phephu. 

Constitution of Republic of South Africa, 1996 - SAFLII

"A living Constitution" booklet



Corona Response Task Team CRVTT


RUCE COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Team

Rhodes has partnered with the Department of Health to accelerate the pace of COVID 19 Vaccinations in Makhanda.  The RUCE team was out and about in Joza today to register people 35 and over for the Vaccination Event taking place at the Joza Indoor Stadium on Monday 19th from 9:00 to 16:30.  The team will also help out at the vaccination site to validate the information and help organise and manage the event.  Community-University partnership in action!

For more information contact Diana Hornby, Director of Rhodes University Community Engagement (RUCE) at:


Other useful links this is the link to useful COVID-19 information and the protocols developed by the CVRTT.