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Mabizela calls on youth to lead at Rhodes Investec Top 100

Mabizela calls on youth to lead at Rhodes Investec Top 100

Incoming Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University Dr Sizwe Mabizela commanded the award recipients at the Rhodes Investec Top 100 ceremony to change the demoralised and morally corrupt South African society…

News

Oppidan Student found dead in bath

Oppidan Student found dead in bath

Navino Walker, a Rhodes University student was found dead in his off-campus flat on Thursday…

Edition 12

Edition 12

Edition 12 of The Oppidan Press. The Transformation Issue. This is our final edition for…

Alumnus’s anthology rescues ‘tattered’ isiXhosa language

Alumnus’s anthology rescues ‘tattered’ isiXhosa language

Graduate of the Rhodes University Masters in Creative Arts course Mangaliso Buzani recently unveiled his…

Achievements recognised at Rhodes Sports Awards Evening

Achievements recognised at Rhodes Sports Awards Evening

Rhodes University Sports Awards were held on the 17th of October 2014 at 1820’s Settler’s…

Arts and Entertainment

Alumnus’s anthology rescues ‘tattered’ isiXhosa language

Alumnus’s anthology rescues ‘tattered’ isiXhosa language

Graduate of the Rhodes University Masters in Creative Arts course Mangaliso Buzani recently unveiled his anthology of poems titled Ndisabhala Imibongo (I still write poetry) at Eastern Star…

RUTV Documentary Film Festival is here

RUTV Documentary Film Festival is here

Rhodes fourth year television students will showcase their 24-minute documentaries this Thursday, 16 October, at the Barratt Lecture Complex at the Red Carpet themed 9th annual Documentary Film…

Multimedia

GALLERY: Sports Awards Dinner

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…

OppiTV

OppiTV Talk focusses on blackface and SA race narrative

Watch the OppiTV Talk for Sunday 12 October here. Topic of discussion: Blackface, popular culture and the race narrative in South Africa. OppiTV Talk is interrogating the blackface ‘phenomenon’ that has…

Oppi TV Talk: PopUp Perfromance

OppiTV Talk host Carey Moraladi interviews Ntokozo Mbokazi followed by a live performance from Artist Collective. PLEASE NOTE: The live performance following the interview contains language that…

Oppi TV Live: News and Politics

OppiTV’s News and Politics segment – presented live on Sunday 21 September 2014. Anchors: Phiwokuhle Dhlamini, Nina Nel and Liam Stout. www.oppidanpress.com | oppitvwebcast@oppidanpress.com…

Oppi TV Live: Sports

OppiTV Live’s Sports segment with host Brandon Yates. Filmed live in the Africa Media Matrix at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Email: oppitvwebcast@oppidanpress.com…

Politics

OppiTV Talk focusses on blackface and SA race narrative

Watch the OppiTV Talk for Sunday 12 October here. Topic of discussion: Blackface, popular culture and the race narrative in South Africa. OppiTV Talk is interrogating the blackface ‘phenomenon’ that has…

Mabizela appointed as Rhodes’ new Vice-Chancellor

Dr Sizwe Mabizela has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University. After months of speculation as to who the new Vice-Chancellor would be the announcement…

Academics criticise dumbing-down of present day BCM

The annual remembrance of Steve Biko’s legacy and that of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) took place for the on 24 September at Rhodes University. This discussion…

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…

Arts and Entertainment

Alumnus’s anthology rescues ‘tattered’ isiXhosa language

Graduate of the Rhodes University Masters in Creative Arts course Mangaliso Buzani recently unveiled his anthology of poems titled Ndisabhala Imibongo (I still write poetry) at Eastern…

RUTV Documentary Film Festival is here

Rhodes fourth year television students will showcase their 24-minute documentaries this Thursday, 16 October, at the Barratt Lecture Complex at the Red Carpet themed 9th annual Documentary…

GALLERY: Shortstraw plays new material to ecstatic crowd

Shortstraw mixed old favourites with some of their new material at the much awaited Live Music Society (LMS) AGM at The Hangar on Friday 10 October. Dancing and…

Newski makes Grahamstown debut

Brett Newski made his Grahamstown debut at Champs Action Bar on Saturday, bringing his brand of American folk to South Africa which went down well with the…

Environment

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.…

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…

Sports

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…

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…

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

GALLERY: Shortstraw plays new material to ecstatic crowd

Shortstraw mixed old favourites with some of their new material at the much awaited Live Music Society (LMS) AGM at The Hangar on Friday 10 October. Dancing and…

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…