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Minister of Human Settlements hands over toilets in Joza

Minister of Human Settlements hands over toilets in Joza

Government officials and contractors took to the muddy streets on 3 April in Joza in Grahamstown to launch the provincial Bucket Eradication Plan (BEP) toilets across the province, beginning in Joza,…

Shakespeare Society 2014 season begins

Shakespeare Society 2014 season begins

An introductory talk on what is to be a series of Shakespeare readings was given by Professor Paul Walters of the Rhodes University English Department on 31 March.…

News

Q&A with Michael Lowman

Q&A with Michael Lowman

Playing at Champs Action Bar, Grahamstown on 19 April singer/songwriter Michael Lowman is working his…

Das Kapital fundraiser opposes Tiger Tiger

Das Kapital fundraiser opposes Tiger Tiger

Ending off the first term of 2014 Monastery hosted DJ Das Kapital. As one of…

Rhodes awards record number of degrees

Rhodes awards record number of degrees

At six graduation ceremonies at the 1820 Settlers National Monument over the past week, Rhodes…

REVIEW: Jeremy Loops drops powerful debut album

REVIEW: Jeremy Loops drops powerful debut album

The Oppidan Press reviews Trading Change, the wildly successful debut album from South African musician…

Arts and Entertainment

Q&A with Michael Lowman

Q&A with Michael Lowman

Playing at Champs Action Bar, Grahamstown on 19 April singer/songwriter Michael Lowman is working his way into the South African consciousness with guitar skills described as ‘panty-dropping’ and…

Das Kapital fundraiser opposes Tiger Tiger

Das Kapital fundraiser opposes Tiger Tiger

Ending off the first term of 2014 Monastery hosted DJ Das Kapital. As one of South Africa’s premier DJ’s, he has played at almost every festival in South…

Multimedia

Oppi TV: Veranda Panda at Prime

Oppi TV: Veranda Panda at Prime

Durban-based electronic duo, Veranda Panda, were hosted by Mixlab at Prime on the 26th of March and Oppi TV was there…

OppiTV Live – 30 March 2014

OppiTV Live – 30 March 2014

OppiTV Live’s March 30th webcast, filmed live in the Africa Media Matrix (School of Journalism and Media Studies) at Rhodes University,…

OppiTV

Oppi TV: Veranda Panda at Prime

Durban-based electronic duo, Veranda Panda, were hosted by Mixlab at Prime on the 26th of March and Oppi TV was there to capture the excitement.…

OppiTV Live – 30 March 2014

OppiTV Live’s March 30th webcast, filmed live in the Africa Media Matrix (School of Journalism and Media Studies) at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. 00:29: Makana in…

OppiTV: Makana In Crisis?

OppiTV sums up our investigation into the problems within the Makana Municipality.…

Politics

Minister of Human Settlements hands over toilets in Joza

Government officials and contractors took to the muddy streets on 3 April in Joza in Grahamstown to launch the provincial Bucket Eradication Plan (BEP) toilets across the province, beginning in…

New SRC councillors’ dream big

Two new SRC councillors have been elected to the positions of Academic Councillor and Community Engagement Councillor.  Academic Councillor, Siyanda Makhubo and Community Engagement Councillor Mapula Maponya,…

Women as the marginalised of Marikana

Carmalita Naicker suggested in her seminar that the Marikana saga was portrayed by the media through a narrow lens that excluded the community that was directly influenced.…

Arts and Entertainment

Q&A with Michael Lowman

Playing at Champs Action Bar, Grahamstown on 19 April singer/songwriter Michael Lowman is working his way into the South African consciousness with guitar skills described as ‘panty-dropping’…

Das Kapital fundraiser opposes Tiger Tiger

Ending off the first term of 2014 Monastery hosted DJ Das Kapital. As one of South Africa’s premier DJ’s, he has played at almost every festival in…

REVIEW: Jeremy Loops drops powerful debut album

The Oppidan Press reviews Trading Change, the wildly successful debut album from South African musician Jeremy Loops.…

Environment

Grahamstown residents and students protest canned lion hunting

Grahamstown residents as well as Rhodes students gathered for the ‘Global March for Lions’ to protest and raise awareness about canned lion hunting, on 15 March. The…

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…

The Green Thinker’s Guide to… Becoming Environmentally Active

We have all heard the clichés about budding “college environmentalists”: those individuals known to live in protest, dressed in typical hippie attire and never seen without a…

Sports

Rhodes Rugby u21s disappoint against Gardens

The Rhodes University u21 rugby side lost their opening match of the season on Wednesday night against local club Gardens by a narrow margin of 19-15. It…

Kings thump Bulldogs in Grahamstown

Saturday afternoon 15 March saw the EP Kings open their Vodacom Cup season by thrashing the Border Bulldogs 60-6 on Rhodes University’s Great Field. The Kings ran…

Titans clinch St Patrick’s Day Soccer Tournament

The annual St Patrick’s Soccer Tournament took place on Saturday, 15 March. The tournament saw favourites Titans take home all the spoils. The tournament was created as…

Sci-tech

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…

Apps for Students: A starter kit

We recommend some great apps for the modern student.…

How to prevent your Facebook account being cloned

Over the last few months, hackers have been penetrating Facebook user accounts and recreating them. They then pose as an existing user and add their friends to…

Business

What the exchange rate means for students

The exchange rate is referred to by analysts and the media on an almost daily basis. Referenced in such a context, it is difficult to imagine how…

For the love of coffee

John Luck, a third year Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in Management and Economics, started out at the University of Pretoria but he came back to his…

Private security in Grahamstown

South Africa is well-known for having high rates of violent crime. Coupled with what many perceive as an ineffective police force, feelings of uncertainty and fear are…

Opinion

OPINION: St Paddy’s spicing up the marriage

I have been fortunate enough to have had the pleasure of celebrating St Patrick’s Day in London. It was quite a festive occasion – I don’t think…

Tales of a Divided City: Rhodes is not for peasants

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

Tales of a Divided City: Mr Rapesalot

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

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