March rejecting xenophobia and all other forms of intolerances and chauvinistic behaviours.

Over the past fortnight our country has witnessed terrible violence perpetrated against fellow human beings from other parts of the continent and world.

The First steps toward Curriculum Transformation in higher learning

In the face of a countrywide need for transformation in academic institutions in South Africa, the Rhodes University Department of Equity and Institutional Culture along with various concerned students and academics set up a two day conference.

Students' call must not be disparaged

RHODES University's former vice-chancellor Dr Saleem Badat yesterday criticised the disparaging responses

Go out and tackle the challenges that face our society and the world

Rhodes University celebrated a new University record of 75 PhD degrees at six graduation ceremonies over the weekend beating the previous record of 71 in 2014.

Call on graduates to be nation's healing force

Speaking to a packed Guy Butler Theatre, Madonsela told graduating students to play an active role in trying to find solutions to problems like violence, crime, bad governance, poor economic growth and other social ills.

Rhodes vice chancellor slams 'moral decadence' of SA's political elite

Rhodes University vice-chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela today laid into South Africa’s top political elite‚ saying people “of questionable moral and ethical character” were running the country.

Rhodes celebrates PhD graduation record

Rhodes University celebrates a new University record of 75 PhD degrees at six graduation ceremonies over the next three days

Scholarship in honour of murdered student

THE mother of Rhodes University student Lelona Fufu, who was murdered while hitchhiking to her graduation ceremony in 2012, feels honoured to be going back to Grahamstown to hand over a R90 000 scholarship in memory of her daughter tomorrow.

Rhodes University honours Masekela and Madonsela

The university said Masekela was “without doubt one of South Africa’s most successful artists and his influence on world music

Thuli Madonsela to receive another award

After being named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2014, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is to receive another award

Honours for Masekela, Madonsela

JAZZ maestro Hugh Masekela and public protector Thuli Madonsela are among five prominent South Africans

Rhodes Cricket Researchers at Cricket World Cup

Rhodes University PhD students, Lee Pote and David Goble, along with their supervisor and HOD of HKE, Dr Candice Christie attended the Cricket World Cup in Australia all in the name of research.

Rhodes wins in ELSA Moot

The Rhodes University team for the European Law Students Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition won numerous prizes at Wits University on 30 March and 31 March.

Vice-Chancellor’s Circular - Developments on our campus

Yesterday afternoon, 25 March 2015, I received a memorandum from the University Student Representative Council (SRC) raising issues of transformation at Rhodes University and the issue of the name of our institution.

Young boffin out to better society

Travelling to rural Eastern Cape schools with Scifest Africa and seeing the science challenges poorly resourced pupils face every day has inspired a top Rhodes University student to help others realise their dreams.

Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford

Nhlakanipho Colin Mkhize has been awarded the Oxford Rhodes Scholarship and also has been accepted to study DPhil in Material Science at Oxford University, which is a competitive course with limited space.

Rhodes rows in first

Rhodes University Rowing Crews claimed their best results in years at the annual USSA Sprints Regatta this past weekend taking home ten gold, five silver and two bronze medals.

Rhodes Vice-Chancellor engages with students on transformation and name change

Rhodes University students came out in numbers yesterday (19 March) to debate.

The Auditor-general comes to town

The Auditor-General of South Africa, Mr Thembekile Kimi Makwetu, graced Rhodes University with a public lecture at Eden Grove Blue Lecture Theatre on the 19th March 2015.

Rhodes University senior management to engage students on transformation

Rhodes University senior management will engage the Rhodes University students in a discussion

Rhodes thanks generous donor

Rhodes University was honoured to receive the biggest bequest from a single donor, Mr Elias Bertrand Levenstein and Ada Levestein.

Rhodes Faculty of Education celebrates 10 years of PhD weeks

Rhodes University Faculty of Education are celebrating 10 years of running PhD weeks from 16 March to 20 March 2015

Green Fun Run: Putting the Fun back into Funding

As the clear blue skies and the golden glow spread across the Drostdy lawns, a burst of energy came from all directions as the young and old started accumulating to sign up for the event.

Rhodes Business School lands Amba accreditation for MBA degree

RHODES Business School has become the sixth South African school to have its Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree

Joining the 2% of accredited business schools worldwide

Rhodes Business School is proud to announce the accreditation of its MBA provision

Ex-Rhodian to help Durban bid

A SOUTH African-raised campaign adviser and filmmaker who has worked on 13 bids for major sports events around the world, says Durban 2022 has a strong bid to host the Commonwealth Games.

Rhodes wins in CA assessment

RHODES University has scooped top honours in final assessments to qualify students as chartered accountants

Rhodes head vows to help needy

DRIVEN by a deep-seated desire to make a difference, Rhodes University vice-chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela has personally committed himself to come to the aid of financially needy but academically deserving students whose parents are public servants.

Wenda delivers a moving public lecture

A two time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize and exiled tribal chief of West Papua, Benny Wenda, delivered a public lecture on 24 February to a packed lecture theatre, decorated with the West Papau flags as Wenda was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the simple act of raising the West Papua flag.

Rhodes is ready to make history

First African VC's vision RHODES University is counting the days until Friday's historic inauguration of its first black African vice-chancellor in its 110 years.

Mdantsane teen's study dream reality

AN Eastern Cape youth who nearly missed out on studying at a university because of a lack of funds, is on course to fulfil his dream of becoming a pharmacist.

Rhodes University to celebrate the inauguration of Dr Sizwe Mabizela

The first black African Vice-Chancellor of the 110-year-old institution, Dr Sizwe Mabizela will outline his vision

New Postgraduate Studies Centre launched

Rhodes University officially launched its new Postgraduate Studies Centre (PGSC) yesterday (17 February 2015).

Welcome to new leaders

Community engagement is core to Rhodes University, Vice-Chancellor Sizwe Mabizela told first-years and their parents at a welcoming ceremony at the Monument on Sunday 8 February.

André Brink in Grahamstown

The Great Soul, André Brink, has died leaving a rich and revered legacy as teacher, as critic, and, above all, as creative writer.

A tribute: André Philippus Brink 1935–2015

“When a person dies, a library burns down.”

Rhodes remembers André Brink

Rhodes University extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the late André Brink, who was a South African scholar, internationally acclaimed writer and literary giant who passed away over the weekend.

Enthusiasm and authority: the young lecturer André Brink

In 1962 André Brink was in his twenties, a lecturer at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.

Rhodes VC full of praise as new students arrive

RHODES University's new vice-chancellor has praised more than 1 500 first-year students for excelling in Grade 12

Rhodes: 'Dare to be different'

RHODES University's vice-chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela on Sunday welcomed the university's new students, appealing to them to develop the ability and capacity to analyse, reflect and argue using knowledge.

Vice-Chancellor's Welcome Message to first years

We are delighted that you have chosen Rhodes University to partner you as you enter the next phase of your journey of intellectual growth, self-discovery and personal development. You have chosen very well!

Inaugural internationalisation awards

There is very little argument that internationalisation is a desired strategy of any university in the 21st Century; the debate is more around what constitutes an appropriate internationalisation strategy within each context at the national, regional and institutional levels.

Law students win 2014 Annual National Child Law Moot Competition

A winning combination of Moya Vaughn-Williams and Franklin Mbiriri representing the Rhodes University Faculty of Law

Rhodes students privileged to have world class nanotechnology equipment

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

Rhodes position itself for postgraduate studies in Africa

A new Postgraduate Studies Centre (PGSC) has been established with a focus on expanding the quality,

R100 million to be spent on stabilising water woes

The installation of an additional waterline and reservoir to cater for the water needs of upper campus could mark the end of the water woes


The Council on Higher Education (CHE) on Wednesday, 15 November 2017, released its revised reaccreditation outcomes concerning the Higher Education Quality Committee’s (HEQC’s) National Review of LLB Programmes. Rhodes’s LLB has been reaccredited, subject to meeting one specific condition, on which it must report to the CHE by 10 May 2018.

Pandor high-five for Rhodes

SCIENCE and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor yesterday praised South Africa for becoming a major world player in cutting edge nanotechnology despite only being involved for a short time.

Nanotechnology Centre for Rhodes

South Africa’s position as a global leader in nanotechnology, and Rhodes University’s contribution to this field was given a boost last week with the launch of the first-of-its-kind Rhodes/Department of Science and Technology (DST) Centre for Nanotechnology Innovation, one of the most advanced facilities of its kind within a single facility in a university environment in South Africa.

The Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa

Professor Enyinna Nwauche’s highly anticipated book on traditional cultural expression in Africa has been published.

Hero mentor hailed

He is known for his love and passion for education as well as his commitment to the academic develop­ment of children in his community.

Rhodes celebrates postgraduates achievements

A group of postgraduate students are making waves in their communities after representing Rhodes University on national and international

HESA: Dr Jeffrey Mabelebele, welcomes the appointment of Dr Sizwe Mabizela as Vice - Chancellor of Rhodes University

HESA welcomes the appointment of Dr Sizwe Mabizela as the 6th Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University with effect from 1 November 2014.

“What can be political about bodies?”

What does the body have to do with politics? Professor Louise Vincent of the Department of Political and International Studies tackled

Linking livelihood and ecosystem services in a context of heightened vulnerability

Climate change is real, but its impacts cannot be measured in isolation.

SA master of music recalls epic flight

Only high up in the air could he taste freedom, says Masekela.

Tribute to Tatomkhulu Nelson Mandela

The most glowing tributes are often paid to people after they have died – when, sadly, they

My Mandela: Hamba Kahle Tatomkhulu Madiba

Rarely in history do we see the grief that we see for Tatomkhulu Rolihlahla Nelson Dalibhunga Mandela.

Rhodes honours Mandela's legacy

DOZENS of people gathered on Rhodes University's Drostdy lawns in Grahamstown yesterday (Friday, 6 December) to sing and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.

Universities worldwide pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

Following his death at the age of 95 last Thursday, tributes from universities around the world

Hamba kahle Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Rhodes University mourns and lowers its flag on the passing of Tatomkhulu Rolihlahla Nelson Dalibhunga Mandela.

Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor bids farewell to Madiba

I, along with millions, perhaps even billions, lit a candle on the 5th of December 2013

"Commemorating War: The Politics of Memory/Forgetting"

Memorialising the dead is practiced universally, but why should we remember the fallen?