Rhodes University welcomes appointment of Mr Andile Sangqu to chair Transnet Board
Rhodes University welcomes the appointment of its Board of Governors Chairperson, alumnus and the Executive in Residence at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Mr Andile Sangqu, to the position of the chair of the Transnet Board.
Humanising pedagogy by celebrating ethical leadership
The Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics (AGCLE) is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Career Centre and sponsorship of the annual Top 100 Student Awards. Henceforth, the awards will be known as the “Rhodes University & Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics Top 100 Student Leadership Awards”.
Magashule vs Mbalula: Icons of South Africa’s leadership malaise - opinion
How much significance should we read into Ace Magashule’s expulsion from the ANC, and will it have ripple effects on coalition possibilities for the 2024 elections? A look at June’s news coverage of the ruling party raises these questions, and reminds us of the deep moral gutter South African politics has descended into.
Rhodes University Law students shine in Geneva
A team of four final-year Rhodes University Faculty of Law students boarded a 13-hour flight to Geneva, Switzerland, to participate in the prestigious John H Jackson International Trade Law Moot Court Competition.
Pope Francis appoints Distinguished Professor Nyokong to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
Rhodes University’s Institute for Nanotechnology Innovation Director, Distinguished Professor Tebello Nyokong, has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Rhodes University experts collaborate with colleagues in India for workplace health promotion in educational institutions and community settings
At the end of June 2023, Rhodes University academics and directors participated in an international, interdisciplinary seminar themed ‘Leadership for Workplace Health Promotion in Educational Institutions & Community Settings: Post-Tuberculosis (TB) Lung Disease’.
Rhodes University's Mathematics Winter School programme empowers local learners
Rhodes University, nestled in the heart of Makhanda, is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence. Recently, Dean of Science Professor Tony Booth emphasised the town's ability to nurture exceptional minds, urging grade 12 learners from six no-fee paying schools in Makhanda to take advantage of the University's resources.
New radio astronomical observations confirm unintended electromagnetic radiation emanating from large satellite constellations
Scientists, including Rhodes University Visiting Professor Dr Gyula Józsa, use the LOFAR telescope to observe low-frequency radio waves from satellites in large constellations for the first time. “Unintended electromagnetic radiation” emanating from onboard electronics in Starlink satellites was detected, which could impact astronomical research.
Media and journalism academics gather to learn to code and future-proof the curriculum
It was a week in which academics wrote poems with ChatGPT and learned computational methods to collect data from thousands of online news sites. Rhodes University's School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) hosted the DigiMethods 2023 event from 19 to 24 June 2023. Academic staff and postgraduate students came from as far as Uganda and Kenya to attend the event, which included a winter school on digital research methods and a colloquium on future-proofing the media and journalism curriculum.
Rhodes University welcomes seasoned transformation activist as new equity and institutional culture director
Rhodes University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Claire Kelly, a well-respected researcher, teacher and facilitator in social justice and critical diversity, as its Director: Equity and Institutional Culture, with effect from 1 July 2023.
Rhodes University and University of Pretoria to co-host the NRF’s Future Earth Africa Hub Leadership Centre
Rhodes University, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria, will host the Future Earth Africa Hub Leadership Centre from 2023 to 2026.
Dr Nomakwezi (Kwezi) Mzilikazi assumes role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at Rhodes University
Rhodes University is delighted to announce that Dr Nomakwezi Mzilikazi will assume her role as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships on 1 July 2023.
Five characteristics of effective supervisor training - Sioux McKenna, Puleng Motshoane
What constitutes effective training to ensure research supervisors are well equipped to work with doctoral students? Sioux McKenna and Puleng Motshoane share advice based on their research in South Africa.
African Humanities Programme Fellows plan future involvement with Rhodes University
Rhodes University is currently hosting fellows from the last African Humanities Programme (AHP) cohort. Since 2009, the AHP has awarded fellowships to more than 450 early career scholars in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda, with the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). The programme that began in 2008-09 was due to conclude in 2020-21 but was extended due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rhodes University strengthens partnership with international universities, joins the Africa-Europe Clusters of Excellence
Rhodes University has been drafted to take up key roles in various clusters of the newly launched Africa-Europe Clusters of Excellence, including co-leading the establishment of Water Resource Management for a Sustainable and Just Future Cluster.
How Eskom’s ‘besieged’ execs talk to the public - opinion piece
“Besieged” is the word the Eskom’s former board chairperson Malegapuru Makgoba used to refer to the ailing power utility when he appeared before the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) last month.
Rhodes University engages in several Internationalisation at Home activities during Africa Month
In May, Rhodes University dedicates a month-long celebration to Africa, encompassing International Week and culminating in Africa Day on the 25th. In response to a call from the Rhodes University International Office, numerous departments collaborated and organised activities, exhibitions and displays independently to acknowledge and celebrate Africa Month.
Emeritus Professor Isadore Kanfer receives pharmaceutical sciences Lifetime Achievement award
The Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS) has announced Emeritus Professor Isadore Kanfer as the 2023 recipient of the CSPS Lifetime Achievement Award in Toronto for his outstanding contributions over the length of his career.
Rhodes University celebrates Africa Day with the broader community
Africa Day (25 May 2023) was broadly acknowledged on campus, with an exhibition in the English Department, displays on each floor of the Library and campus screens rotated interesting facts about every single country in Africa, to educate the whole community.
Remembering the unequalled legacy of Eusebius McKaiser
Loved ones and members of the Rhodes University community gathered at the 1820 Settler's Monument in Makhanda on 10 June 2023 to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of one of the University’s most prominent alumni Eusebius McKaiser.