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1980 to 1995 Old Rhodians are invited to attend the Homecoming Weekend and Alumni Reunion on the 28th and 29th June.



Wordfest is a festival celebrating multilingualism, reading, writing and promoting new and established authors.



The Annual Teach-In takes the form of a week of public lectures hosted by the Rhodes University Department of Political and International Studies.



The Memorial Lecture was founded in 1970 as an annual event organised by the Rhodes Academic Freedom Committee.

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Are universities in transition or becoming obsolete?

Imagine there are no longer universities, where the spaces of higher education are no longer producing knowledge. Imagine these institutions were to become obsolete. This was the issue historians were grappling with during one of the afternoon sessions on the second day of the Southern African Historical Society conference at Rhodes University, entitled: “Universities: Politics and Policies.”

Conference urges historians to rethink perspectives on Southern African histories

Addressing over 200 historians, artists, archivists, curators and scholars at the 27th biennial South African Historical Society (SAHS) conference, keynote speaker Professor Francis Nyamnjoh from the University of Cape Town challenged the audience to embrace their incompleteness as scholars and to borrow from one another on their journey of self-activation.

Innovative digital storytelling project launches at Rhodes University

The Social Innovation (SI) Hub is an exciting new project run by Rhodes University’s Community Engagement Division that promises to bring innovation, creativity and improved digital literacy to the Makana community.

GBS donates over half a million to Rhodes University

GBS Mutual Bank has donated R600 000 to Rhodes University for educational purposes this year.

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How South Africa’s universities are making more students multilingual

South Africa is a multilingual, multicultural space. As is the case for many other countries in Africa, it has a number of official languages – 11.

Arts and culture were given money in South Africa’s budget. Why it matters.

Analysts came to a range of conclusions about the budget speech delivered recently by South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. But few paid attention to his comments on arts and culture. He made a commitment that National Treasury will identify funds to support a new national theatre and museum, among other initiatives.

Why embracing indigenous languages could have major benefits for Kenya

Kenya is a multilingual country with over 42 different indigenous languages. In addition, foreign languages are used by minorities in major towns and in some learning institutions. The most dominant foreign language is English which is an official language alongside Kiswahili.

What we learned when our map of southern Africa’s rivers went viral

Can you name the river closest to where you live? Have you ever seen that river on a map? How would you react if you saw that river, and others near you, in a map unlike others you have seen before?

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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.

Rhodes JMS joins in mourning the passing of Dr Raymond Louw

Former newspaper editor and South African media heavyweight and Honorary Graduate of Rhodes University, Raymond Louw has died at the age of 93.

Rhodes JMS gears up to host Africa’s pioneer Digital Research Methods Symposium

This week, the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies will be hosting the very first African Digital Media Research Methods Symposium in June. The three-day symposium aims to find new ways of addressing the digital media research challenges in the African context and will include global and African leaders in the field.

Rhodes JMS mourns the death of alumnus and digital pioneer Matthew Buckland

The School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) at Rhodes University extends its deep condolences to the family of Matthew Buckland who passed away on Monday 23nd April. Matthew graduated from Rhodes University in 1996, with a rare triple major in Journalism and Media Studies, History and Philosophy.


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