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The 2019 HELTASA conference aims to reclaim a voice for Southern African researchers and practitioners by inviting delegates to consider the notion of ‘pedagogies in context’.

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Rhodes University lights up in talk on intersex politics

In its closing event for the year, Rhodes University’s Office of Equity and Institutional Culture, together with Department of Political and International Relations, held ‘The Trial of Caster Semenya’ seminar at Eden Grove.

Rhodes University’s Professor Walker first academic to win Pioneer Pharmacy Award

For the first time in the history of the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) Pioneer Pharmacy Awards, one of the 2019 Pioneer Pharmacy Awards has been awarded to an academic.

Rhodes Business School MBA candidate wins BMF Award

Rhodes University Business School student, Cuma Dube, has been awarded the Young Professional’s Award by Black Management Forum (BMF).

Book refines South African law through forensic linguistics

Collaboration between students and supervisors is key, explained Professor Monwabisi Ralarala the Director of the Fundani Center for Higher Education, CPUT and Chairperson of the African Language Association of South Africa (ALASA), at a recent book launch at Rhodes University.

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South African teachers switch languages in class: why policy should follow

If you step into a classroom in South Africa’s Limpopo province during a lesson, you’re very likely to hear the teacher speaking more than one language. She might begin a sentence in English, and then switch to Sepedi – the African language most commonly spoken as a mother tongue in the province.

How Toni Morrison’s legacy plays out in South Africa’s universities

I first encountered Toni Morrison during my undergraduate years at Rhodes University in South Africa where her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Beloved (1987), was taught as part of an American Literature course.

David Koloane fought for the right to define himself – and his art

Dr David Nthubu Koloane, who was born in South Africa in 1938, was an extraordinary pioneer in the visual arts who fiercely defied any form of categorisation.

Old IQ tests not good for our kids, say experts

Educational psychologists described the widely used IQ test, Senior South African Individual Scales-Revised (SSAIS-R), as obsolete and not relevant to children growing up in the 21st century.

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Morning Live interview with Prof. harry Dugmore

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Remembering Matt Buckland: A digital media pioneer

Makhanda -- What was meant to be a book launch for the late Matthew Buckland turned into a touching wake about a brilliant young digital entrepreneur whose life touched many and unfortunately came to an end too soon.

Science meets journalism: Two MA bursaries available for 2020

How would you like to spend the next two years…Making a video documentary? Designing a series of posters and learning how to transform these into animated explainer videos? Engaging farmers in discussions about South Africa’s first GMO product? Learning about Action Research? Getting a Masters degree in Journalism and Media Studies at the same time? Does this sound like your dream degree?

JMS student wins international essay competition - and a trip to Paris

Sacree Kabeya was shocked and excited when she found out that her essay, one of 170 submitted, won one of five coveted prizes from the World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC). Representing Rhodes University, the nation and the African continent, the third year writing and editing student also receives an all expenses paid trip to Paris to WJEC, which takes place next month.


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