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Nominations open for 2016 SRC

Nominations open for 2016 SRC

The Independent Electoral Board has commenced with the first stage of the 2016 SRC general elections, opening nominations on Wednesday 29 July and releasing details of the election…

12 things you need to know about the SRC’s stance on the name change

12 things you need to know about the SRC’s stance on the name change

Earlier today, the Rhodes University Student Representative Council (SRC) released a 19-page report on their stance on whether Rhodes should change its name or not. You can read…

News

Nominations open for 2016 SRC

Nominations open for 2016 SRC

The Independent Electoral Board has commenced with the first stage of the 2016 SRC general…

SRC name change plans discussed at Student Body meeting

SRC name change plans discussed at Student Body meeting

Following the Rhodes SRC’s report on its decision to support a change in the university’s…

12 things you need to know about the SRC’s stance on the name change

12 things you need to know about the SRC’s stance on the name change

Earlier today, the Rhodes University Student Representative Council (SRC) released a 19-page report on their…

BREAKING: Rhodes SRC supports name change in recent statement

BREAKING: Rhodes SRC supports name change in recent statement

Following the emergency Student Body Meeting on the 19th of March, the Rhodes SRC has…

Arts and Entertainment

SABINE

SABINE

A brisk July morning finds me seated across from Matthew Sabine, a man I last saw opening his soul to a crowd of new fans in Champs as…

Siziwe’s Story: The Falling

Siziwe’s Story: The Falling

This edition’s short story is a continuation of the partnership between The Oppidan Press and Rhodes University’s Ink Society. Written by Bianca Taylor, the story is part two…

Multimedia

OppiTV: Red Bull Campus Clash

OppiTV: Red Bull Campus Clash

Redbull held a Campus Clash between DJs on Thursday 14 May at the Rhodes University Union lawns. The event saw 8…

GALLERY: International Parade

GALLERY: International Parade

  Students gathered at Rhodes University’s Drostdy Lawns to celebrate the university’s international students. The crowd marched, adorned with flags and…

OppiTV

OppiTV: Red Bull Campus Clash

Redbull held a Campus Clash between DJs on Thursday 14 May at the Rhodes University Union lawns. The event saw 8 DJs go head to head in…

OppiTV: Rhodes Let’s Talk

In light of the #RhodesMustFall debate, the Rhodes University SRC held an emergency student body meeting in order to encourage discourse and healthy conversation about the situation.…

OppiTV: Rhodes Must Fall

Rhodes Must Fall has quickly become a social media phenomenon. It started at UCT, where students were protesting against the statue of Cecil John Rhodes, and what…

OppiTV Presents: Two minutes with Al Bairre

South African Indie band Al Bairre made their way to Rhodes University on Saturday 21 February for the annual Great Field party. Before their performance, OppiTV presenter…

Politics

Nominations open for 2016 SRC

The Independent Electoral Board has commenced with the first stage of the 2016 SRC general elections, opening nominations on Wednesday 29 July and releasing details of the…

BSM march to demand swifter transformation

Demanding more rapid transformation at Rhodes University, the Black Student’s Movement (BSM) marched in protest, delivering a memorandum to Vice-Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela who then addressed the…

GALLERY: International Parade

  Students gathered at Rhodes University’s Drostdy Lawns to celebrate the university’s international students. The crowd marched, adorned with flags and wearing cultural clothing, to the Steve…

GALLERY: Malema addresses Rhodes

  See Julius Malema’s lecture to Rhodes University students in pictures.…

Arts and Entertainment

SABINE

A brisk July morning finds me seated across from Matthew Sabine, a man I last saw opening his soul to a crowd of new fans in Champs…

Siziwe’s Story: The Falling

This edition’s short story is a continuation of the partnership between The Oppidan Press and Rhodes University’s Ink Society. Written by Bianca Taylor, the story is part…

OppiTV: Red Bull Campus Clash

Redbull held a Campus Clash between DJs on Thursday 14 May at the Rhodes University Union lawns. The event saw 8 DJs go head to head in…

GALLERY: RedBull Campus Clash

DJ hopefuls lined up on Thursday to show of their mixing skills and stand the chance to win recording time in Red Bull’s studios.…

Environment

Rhodes for Dummies: Keen to be green

The available recycling initiatives take centre stage in our latest feature of Rhodes for Dummies.…

GALLERY: Wellness Week

GALLERY: Grahamstown joins the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

Grahamstown residents of all ages joined the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, organised in collaboration with Rhodes Organisation for Animal Rights (ROAR), on Saturday 4 October.…

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.…

Sports

Calata House crowned kings of underwater hockey

Calata House emerged victorious in the men’s inter-res underwater hockey tournament held at the Rhodes pool on Saturday. The tournament also featured runners-up Piet Retief, as well…

Goldfields snatch St Paddy’s tournament from Hilltop

The annual St Paddy’s soccer tournament took place yesterday at Kings Field which saw Goldfields win the pre-season tournament 1-0 against Hilltop. Goldfields shot 5 goals past…

GALLERY: Sports Awards Dinner

The Rhodes University Sports Awards Dinner was held on Friday 17 October at the 1820 Settler’s Monument. Attendees dressed in black tie for the ‘A Night with…

Achievements recognised at Rhodes Sports Awards Evening

Rhodes University Sports Awards were held on the 17th of October 2014 at 1820’s Settler’s Monument. The evening was themed “a night with the royals’. Guests came…

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

OPINION: Malema talked policy, not transformation

Since the late 1950’s, student activist movements have played vital roles in many African countries in the struggles for liberation from colonialism as well as in advocating…

Not in our name – The Oppidan Press statement on the xenophobic attacks

The Oppidan Press has strived to be the home of the best in South African student journalism for the last nine years. As such, we promote and encourage critical…

OPINION: Rhodes: A perfect name for a perfect fit

For the past few weeks, staff and students at the University of Cape Town have been protesting to ensure the removal of a statue celebrating Cecil John…

OPINION: #RhodesSoWhite

There has been much backlash on the social media campaign, #RhodesSoWhite*, which I started on a thread on the Rhodes SRC Facebook page. The rationale behind the…