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View from the hill: Kimberley East

View from the hill: Kimberley East

The Oppidan Press takes readers on an introductory journey to each of the dining halls and residences, starting with Kimberley Hall.…

Allan Webb Hall endures in serenity

Allan Webb Hall endures in serenity

The Oppidan Press takes a look at Allan Webb Hall as we continue the journey in exploring Rhodes University residences.…

News

Maqubela appointed VP, Kadzere to take over as Treasurer

Maqubela appointed VP, Kadzere to take over as Treasurer

The Rhodes University Student Representative Council (SRC) has appointed Zikisa Maqubela as their new Vice-President…

Huge blow to SRC as Moyo resigns

Huge blow to SRC as Moyo resigns

Student Representative Council (SRC) President Siyanda Makhubo announced through a press release today that Vice-President…

So, you’re going to Rhodes – 5 pieces of advice for first-years

So, you’re going to Rhodes – 5 pieces of advice for first-years

Five years ago around this time I was on my way to start studying in…

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

OppiTV: Under the Rug

OppiTV has partnered with the RU Gentleman to bring you Under the RUG – our new webcast satire segment with the…

OppiTV: #GreatFieldParty2015

OppiTV: #GreatFieldParty2015

OppiTV brings you the Rhodes’ SRC’s annual Great Field party 2015.…

OppiTV

OppiTV: Under the Rug

OppiTV has partnered with the RU Gentleman to bring you Under the RUG – our new webcast satire segment with the RU Gentleman.…

OppiTV: #GreatFieldParty2015

OppiTV brings you the Rhodes’ SRC’s annual Great Field party 2015.…

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…

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

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

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…