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Multilingual Creative Writing Competition 2019. Cash Prize available!

Date Released : 26/08/2019

Enter our competition and stand a chance to win a cash prize!

Multilingual Haiku Competition

Date Released : 26/05/2019

Enter our multilingual haiku and win a copy of Kaschula's short stories!

Former editor of RUMultilingualism Website publishes journal article in isiXhosa

Date Released : 18/05/2019

We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to one of our own, Master of Arts student Philasande Mfaba from the African Languages section of Rhodes University’s School of Languages for his recent publication in isiXhosa.

International week starts with a bang!

Date Released : 18/05/2019

The parade this sunny Saturday of the 18th of May 2019 has kicked off our annual International Week. If you were not part of this colorful parade that added an extra flavor of diversity to our campus, be sure not to miss out on the following events:

Multilingualism at Rhodes University: A Journalism Feature by Ella van Geuns

Date Released : 28/10/2018

A Journalism Feature by Ella van Geuns on multilingualism at our university


Date Released : 11/10/2018


‘Language, academic success clearly linked’

Date Released : 11/10/2018

Interview on language and multilingualism in tutorial spaces.

Woman of Science awarded to PHD Student in African Languages Zakeera Docrat: An interview

Date Released : 08/10/2018

Interview with Zakeera Docrat on her Woman of Science Award

Multilingual Colloquium 2018

Date Released : 13/09/2018

A colloquium focusing on multilingual tutoring!

We have to talk: Using Language as a Resource for Teaching and Learning

Date Released : 18/08/2018

Let's talk about language and its vital role in teaching and learning

Allowing multiple voices in the tutorial space

Date Released : 01/08/2018

The use of multiple languages in a tutorial varies from faculty to faculty and department to department in Rhodes University tutorials between tutor and student


Date Released : 23/07/2018

Join our Facebook page where we can discuss all things multilingual

Rhodes University Multilingual Tutoring - Reflective Essay Competition

Date Released : 25/07/2018


Writer Mtuze honoured

Date Released : 08/07/2015

"READ and read and do more reading," renowned Xhosa writer Peter Tshobisa Mtuze said on Monday, when he was honoured by the Eastern Cape government for his lifetime’s work.

Professors aren’t born: they must be nurtured

Date Released : 29/06/2015

There is a growing call globally for universities to develop and nurture more black professors. In South Africa, the issue is sharpened by the country’s racist legacy.

Alumnus’s anthology rescues ‘tattered’ isiXhosa language

Date Released : 25/10/2014

Graduate of the Rhodes University Masters in Creative Arts course Mangaliso Buzani recently unveiled his anthology of poems titled Ndisabhala Imibongo (I still write poetry) at Eastern Star Museum.

11 National languages hampering South African education sector

Date Released : 01/03/2016

Not much thought was given to future implications when South Africa declared there would be 11 official languages, Professor Adam Habib said on Monday.

Let’s speak the languages we dream in

Date Released : 17/10/2014

African writers must embrace their own tongues lest we drown in an English-dominated world.

Celebrating dictionaries as problem-solvers

Date Released : 13/10/2014

On 16 October every year, the world celebrates the birthday of Noah Webster, born in 1758, as International Dictionary Day.

Language a pivotal tool to effect transformation at university

Date Released : 03/10/2014

Language is one of the pivotal tools to effect transformation at a university like Rhodes

Debating multilingualism at higher education institutions

Date Released : 21/05/2013

Debating the extent to which South African higher educational institutions have and ought to adopt multilingualism into their curricula...

Rhodes University Multilingual Short Story Competition

Date Released : 23/04/2013

The Rhodes University Language Committee is engaged in a project to raise awareness on campus about multilingualism in Higher Education in South Africa.

Bugged by insects' many names

Date Released : 17/10/2014

Insects have different names not only in each of our 11 official languages, but within each of those languages depending on geographical location.

Multilingualism is a resource

Date Released : 23/05/2013

Apartheid used our languages to divide and rule. Today we want to use them to increase social cohesion and economic participation.

Tribute to multilingualism proponent

Date Released : 26/11/2012

Dean of Humanities Prof Fred Hendricks presented a deeply personal tribute to the multi-linguist, Prof Neville Alexander at the opening of a colloquium on second language teaching recently.

Tribute to multilingualism proponent

Date Released : 21/11/2012

Dean of Humanities Prof Fred Hendricks presented a deeply personal tribute to the multi-linguist, Prof Neville Alexander at the opening of a colloquium on second language teaching recently.

Somadoda Fikeni gives an inaugural Multilingualism Awareness Lecture

Date Released : 14/05/2012

Political analyst and social commentator, Professor Somadoda Fikeni, will give a public lecture on the challenges of multilingualism in higher education tomorrow (15 May).

A case for African languages in the legal system

Date Released : 31/10/2018

In 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’.