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Rhodes Stallions register first win in Varsity Shield rugby competition

FNB Rhodes Stallions grinded out a victory against Eastern Cape neighbours, FNB Fort Hare Blues, in an epic Varsity Shield derby match at the BCM Stadium in East London last night, winning 13 -12.

Learners win big with Rhodes University Maths Experience

This year the Rhodes University Maths Experience (RUME) welcomed 22 schools and a total of 360 learners from in and around Grahamstown, with schools from Port Alfred and Port Elizabeth joining as well. RUME is an annual event that hosts learners from grade 7-12, both public and private schools.

Rhodes University student wins car through Absa

Excited Rhodes University Pharmacy student, Mpho Kotolane, was recently handed keys to her new Ford Figo by Absa at Rhodes University.

Two Rhodians named among most influential young South Africans

Associate Head of Rhodes University's Creative Writing Programme Dr Hleze Kunju, and alumna Lefatshe Moagi, have both been named as finalists for Avance Media’s prestigious 100 Most Influential Young South Africans in the Personal Development and Academia category.

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Forensic linguistics holds promise for South Africa’s legal system

Most people are familiar with the tenets of forensic science: the pieces of evidence found at a crime scene that, thanks to technology, can be interpreted to provide solutions. But not many are aware that another discipline, forensic linguistics, can play a valuable role in interpreting evidence.

African elephants in literature – lessons in exploitation and compassion

About 15 years ago I was in a Minneapolis conference centre, about to deliver a paper on elephants in Southern African fiction, when I encountered a curious local in an elevator.

South Africa’s jobs summit failed to tackle the hard issues

South Africa recently hosted a Jobs Summit that brought key stakeholders –government, business and labour – under one roof to find better ways of tackling the country’s stubbornly high unemployment rate.

South African journalism’s problems are bigger than ethics: they’re about ethos

When the editor of the Sunday Times in South Africa, Bongani Siqoko, published an apology in the newspaper earlier this month he surely set a new precedent in the country’s journalism.

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FNB Rhodes braced for first battle of the 2019 Varsity Shield season against FNB UKZN

FNB Rhodes coach Carlos Katywa is ready to take down the FNB UKZN at their home-ground when the two teams meet on Monday 18 February 2019. The two teams will clash in Durban, UKZN Stadium.

Four prestigious PhD/PostDoc scholarships available. Apply now.

The School of Journalism and Media Studies would like to invite driven, research interested candidates to apply for PhD and post-doctoral scholarships in the department. We are running two research-driven projects, and invite interested parties to apply for funding. We are looking for exceptional students committed to a research career who have demonstrated critical thinking in their approach to previous study. Black South African and women candidates are urged to apply – and preference will be given to historically disadvantaged individuals.

2019 SARB CEJ Scholarship

The South African Reserve Bank Center for Economic Journalism has opened the application process for students interested in obtaining the prestigious South African Reserve Bank Scholarships in Economics Journalism.

The Open Society Investigative Journalism Commemorative Fellowships

To mark its 25th year in South Africa, the Open Society Foundation for South Africa, in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand and Rhodes University, are launching a special programme to grow the next generation of investigative reporters.

Jide Akinleminu tells the story of a lone farmer

The Goethe Institute made it possible for the filmmaker from the Berlin Film School, Jide Akinleminu, to delight Rhodes JMS with his fascinating stories about how he makes documentaries drawing on his own life and family.


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