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Every year the University takes the time to acknowledge and honour the loyalty and longevity of service to the Institution of staff members. The commitment and dedication of staff is an important part of our success and sustainability as an Institution.



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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The scholarship of leadership

As is the tradition, Rhodes University presented the inaugural lecture of Professor Noel Pearse titled, The Scholarship of Leadership: An illustration of the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning and Community Engagement.

Inspiring entrepreneurial flair

Entrepreneur, global motivational speaker, philanthropist and travel guru, Ms Johanna Mukoki recently inspired budding entrepreneurs to be agents of change when achieving their goals, as part of Rhodes University’s Student Entrepreneurship Week.

A dream come true for newly elected SRC President

Rhodes University students have entrusted a 23-year-old Pharmacy student, Katlego Mphahlele, with the role of leading the 2020 Student Representative Council (SRC).

SRC hosts first annual governance colloquium

The Rhodes University Student Representative Council (SRC) 2019 recently hosted their first annual Student Governance Colloquium.

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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.

Smallholder crop farming is on the decline in South Africa. Why it matters.

Over half a million households in South Africa’s former homelands disengaged from farming between 2011 and 2016, according to Statistics South Africa. This represents a loss of one in five crop farming households.

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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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