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Rhodes in the 21st century

Rhodes in the 21st century

In commemoration of the 110th anniversary of Rhodes, the university hosted a talk titled “Rhodes Heritage and Identity in the 21st Century” which aimed to inform the public…

Tales of a Divided City: In Praise of Potholes

Tales of a Divided City: In Praise of Potholes

This article was originally published in Grocotts Mail and has been republished with the permission of its author. This is the sixth installment in a series of monthly reflections on our…

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Rhodes in the 21st century

Rhodes in the 21st century

In commemoration of the 110th anniversary of Rhodes, the university hosted a talk titled “Rhodes…

‘Innovative’ Dr Sven Kaehler passes away

‘Innovative’ Dr Sven Kaehler passes away

The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) and Rhodes University announced that Dr Sven…

Glass sheds light on pharmaceuticals

Glass sheds light on pharmaceuticals

The potential health risks of medication exposed to excess ultraviolet light were discussed in a…

25 Voices Speak

25 Voices Speak

The Journalism and Media Studies 3 Television students presented their three minute documentaries to cheers…

Arts and Entertainment

African Musical Instruments preserves traditional music

African Musical Instruments preserves traditional music

African Musical Instruments (AMI), situated in Cloncore Street, has been crafting traditional African instruments such as kalimbas, marimbas and other African instruments for over 40 years. 16 people…

Anna Karenina revisited and renewed

Anna Karenina revisited and renewed

Blue Moon, directed, devised and designed by Honours Student Megan Grace Wright, took to the stage on Thursday 29 August. This fast-paced, energetic, colourful, multilingual piece takes Leo…

Multimedia

OppiTV: Gaza and Media Live Debate

OppiTV: Gaza and Media Live Debate

OppiTV will be hosting a live debate on Tuesday 26 August at 19h30 on the topic “Gaza and Media: representation, bias…

OppiTV: The 10th Anniversary of WASA

OppiTV: The 10th Anniversary of WASA

The Women’s Academic Solidarity Association celebrated it’s 10th anniversary at Rhodes University. The topic of discussion was “Unheard Rhodes histories” and…

OppiTV

OppiTV: Gaza and Media Live Debate

OppiTV will be hosting a live debate on Tuesday 26 August at 19h30 on the topic “Gaza and Media: representation, bias and fairness”. OppiTV host Vimbai Midzi…

OppiTV: The 10th Anniversary of WASA

The Women’s Academic Solidarity Association celebrated it’s 10th anniversary at Rhodes University. The topic of discussion was “Unheard Rhodes histories” and explored the resistance and discrimination female…

OppiTV Talk: SRC Reflects on 2014 governance

In this edition of OppiTV Talk, host Vimbai Midzi reflects on the past year of student governance. This conversation includes SRC President Brad Bense, Secretary General Grace…

OppiTV Interview: Malaika Wa Azania

Marc Davies interviews Malaika Wa Azania, author of ‘Memoirs of a Born Free’. 10 August 2014.…

Politics

Tales of a Divided City: In Praise of Potholes

This article was originally published in Grocotts Mail and has been republished with the permission of its author. This is the sixth installment in a series of monthly reflections on…

Tales of a Divided City: ‘You Must Have Enjoyed It if You Survived’

This article was originally published in Grocott’s Mail and has been republished with the permission of its author. This is the sixth installment in a series of monthly reflections on…

Mixing the sexes under one residence

The Gender Action Project held a panel discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of single-sex and mixed sex residences in the General Lecture Theatre on 26 August.…

Prof Louise Vincent takes on the politics of bodies

Professor Louise Vincent’s Inaugural lecture and ceremony was held on Wednesday to honour her many years of hard work and achievements. A graduate of Rhodes University herself,…

Arts and Entertainment

African Musical Instruments preserves traditional music

African Musical Instruments (AMI), situated in Cloncore Street, has been crafting traditional African instruments such as kalimbas, marimbas and other African instruments for over 40 years. 16…

Anna Karenina revisited and renewed

Blue Moon, directed, devised and designed by Honours Student Megan Grace Wright, took to the stage on Thursday 29 August. This fast-paced, energetic, colourful, multilingual piece takes…

‘My body, My choice’ exhibition to celebrate body autonomy

‘My body, My Choice’ is an exhibition that celebrates people taking ownership of their bodies and opposes the objectification of women’s bodies in society. Participants take part…

GALLERY: Environmental Fashion Show

The Rhodes Environmental Fashion Show showcases designer garments made from recycled materials. The designers that captured the audience’s attention were Saya Pierce, Zinhle Xulu and Pamela Bakasa.…

Environment

GALLERY: Environmental Fashion Show

The Rhodes Environmental Fashion Show showcases designer garments made from recycled materials. The designers that captured the audience’s attention were Saya Pierce, Zinhle Xulu and Pamela Bakasa.…

Carpooling system suggested for Rhodes

The potential of a formal carpool system being instituted at Rhodes was explored  as part of the Environmental Week discussions last week. Daniel Claassen, CEO of FindaLift…

Green economy offers opportunities for students

“[The] green economy is growing like a mushroom,” said Professor Heila Lotz-Sistka at a recent event hosted by the Career Lounge as part of Rhodes University’s Environmental…

Veganism a ‘revelation’ says Patricia Glyn

As part of Animal Rights Week, Patricia Glyn gave a talk regarding her own path to veganism and her views on a vegan lifestyle in relation to…

Sports

Titans claim third trophy of the year

The Titans finished off their football season with an ecstatic 3-1 win over Phoenix Knights in the Internal League Final last night. The Titans were hoping they…

Titans win cup final

The Titans have won yet another trophy by beating Retief Renegades by 3 goals to nil. This trophy will be added to their collection which includes their…

RU hockey player to represent SA at Youth Olympics

Rhodes University first team hockey player, Cody van Wyk has been chosen to represent South Africa at the Youth Olympic Games tobe held in Nanjing, China this…

Sci-tech

Upgrades to Rhodes’ Internet network underway

Rhodes University’s Internet is undoubtedly capable of meeting its students needs, with one of the fastest connections in South Africa. However, its connectivity limitations have left many…

Behind the Facebook façade

In recent years there has been a rise in campus social media based around anonymity. Rhodes Confessions and Rhodes Crushes allow people to express their thoughts without…

20 years of tech at Rhodes

Technology is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and breakthroughs are constantly being made: what was once state-of-the-art can become outdated in a matter…

Scifest 2014 goes into the space

This week Grahamstown and Rhodes University will be hosting SciFest Africa, South Africa’s National Science Festival. This year’s theme is ‘Into the Space!’. The festival, which will…

Business

Locals denied access to ATMs

Hi-Tec security guards allegedly locked out local Grahamstown social grant beneficiaries from using the ATMs at the Steven Biko Union on 31 July. The main entrance to…

Carpooling system suggested for Rhodes

The potential of a formal carpool system being instituted at Rhodes was explored  as part of the Environmental Week discussions last week. Daniel Claassen, CEO of FindaLift…

Economic outlook not all bad – Mohr

South Africa’s economic outlook is not as bleak as many believe it to be, according to Old Mutual Chief Investment Strategist Dave Mohr.  This prediction on the…

Campus Creations to launch ‘Rhodent Culture’ brand

Production is in full swing at Campus Creations, the New Street supplier of Rhodes University merchandise, as their ‘Rhodent Culture’ branding shift takes hold. The family business,…

Opinion

Tales of a Divided City: In Praise of Potholes

This article was originally published in Grocotts Mail and has been republished with the permission of its author. This is the sixth installment in a series of monthly reflections on…

Impressions: BA vs BSc?

One thing I have learnt this year is that there is a lot of tension between Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) students at…

OPINION: Q&A with SRC president Brad Bense

Seeing that the SRC is elected annually, does this allow for any continuity in representing the students? And how is it fair to judge a single term…

Tales of a Divided City: The Church of Soccer

This article was originally published in Grocotts Mail and has been republished with the permission of its author. This is the sixth installment in a series of monthly reflections on…