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Impressions: Finding yourself

Impressions: Finding yourself

I was once under the impression (excuse the pun) that the first term of first-year would be filled with exponential personal growth and that first semester would be the…

‘Coconuts’ actor uncovered

‘Coconuts’ actor uncovered

Many people recall the hilarious South African sitcom The Coconuts, but few students realise that the enthusiastic young actor from the hit TV-series has been attending Rhodes in…

News

Impressions: Finding yourself

Impressions: Finding yourself

I was once under the impression (excuse the pun) that the first term of first-year would…

Grahamstown Spur robbed at gunpoint

Grahamstown Spur robbed at gunpoint

The Spur restaurant on High Street was robbed at gunpoint on the night of Monday…

Grahamstown Post Office robbed at gun point

Grahamstown Post Office robbed at gun point

Four armed men robbed the Grahamstown Post Office on High Street at about 11:30 this…

Grahamstown rubbish dump up in flames

Grahamstown rubbish dump up in flames

Grahamstown Riding Club has had to evacuate its horses from some of their stables due…

Arts and Entertainment

Author talks teenage suicide at ThinkFest 2014

Author talks teenage suicide at ThinkFest 2014

Journalist and author Kate Shand revisited the event of her son’s suicide at a 2014 Think!Fest Healthy Living talk entitled ‘Teenage Suicide: Missing Signs – a Mother’s Story’…

Carinus hosts Raphael Centre inspired children’s art

Carinus hosts Raphael Centre inspired children’s art

Finding Beauty, an exhibition by children in Grahamstown aged 11-18 years old is running throughout the National Arts Festival at the Carinus Annex on Donkin Street and will…

Multimedia

Oppi TV: “Car guard system is illegal”, says Mali Govender

Oppi TV: “Car guard system is illegal”, says Mali Govender

According to Captain Mali Govender of the South African Police Service (SAPS), the Grahamstown Police and Makana Municipality are attempting to…

Oppi TV: International Week Parade

Oppi TV: International Week Parade

Several hundred Rhodes University students paraded the streets of Grahamstown to create awareness of the diversity of nationalities on campus on…

OppiTV

Oppi TV: “Car guard system is illegal”, says Mali Govender

According to Captain Mali Govender of the South African Police Service (SAPS), the Grahamstown Police and Makana Municipality are attempting to “control and legalise” the car guard…

Oppi TV: International Week Parade

Several hundred Rhodes University students paraded the streets of Grahamstown to create awareness of the diversity of nationalities on campus on Saturday (24/04/2014) and Oppi TV was…

Oppi TV Soapbox: Do international students feel at home?

OppiTV Soapbox asked some international students about the extent to which they feel Rhodes is a “home away from home”. These ‘vox pops’ were filmed during International…

Oppi TV: Michael Lowman at Champs

Singer/ Songwriter Michael Lowman played at Champs Action Bar on the 19th of April and Oppi TV was there to capture it!…

Politics

Troubled DA on McKaiser’s agenda

The recent exit of the Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko was a major talking point in a presentation by acclaimed political analyst and best-selling author Eusebius McKaiser.…

Msimang and election ‘swag’

Using hip hop as a metaphor, writer and activist Sisonke Msimang discussed the ‘swag’ of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Democratic Alliance (DA) and African National Congress…

Fakir challenges parties on desensitisation

Ebrahim Fakir considered the South Africa’s 2014 elections at the second session of the Rhodes Politics Department annual Teach-in as 400 members of parliament were being sworn…

Malema’s EFF decoded on first day of Teach-In

The annual Teach-In is organised by the Department of Politics and International Studies at Rhodes University. They are always centred a topical issue in contemporary South African…

Arts and Entertainment

Author talks teenage suicide at ThinkFest 2014

Journalist and author Kate Shand revisited the event of her son’s suicide at a 2014 Think!Fest Healthy Living talk entitled ‘Teenage Suicide: Missing Signs – a Mother’s…

Carinus hosts Raphael Centre inspired children’s art

Finding Beauty, an exhibition by children in Grahamstown aged 11-18 years old is running throughout the National Arts Festival at the Carinus Annex on Donkin Street and…

Duelling guitars on Fest acoustic circuit

The National Arts Festival always boasts a fine selection of guitar orientated music. This year the line-up is unique with fine guitarists playing music that expands out…

Official photographer of Arts Fest gears up

The National Arts Festival’s official photographer, Bazil Raubach, is preparing for the exciting photographic challenge that this year’s event will bring. His role is to capture snapshots…

Environment

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…

Groen Sebenza aims to skill unemployed graduates

The Groen Sebenza project teaches unemployed graduates and matriculants skills that enable them to become ecologists in the biodiversity sector. At the Botany Department Vatshiswa Zikishe, member…

Rhino Poaching Horror Combatted

“The horror, the horror”, Marlon Brando’s character, Colonel Kurtz, repeatedly whispers in Apocalypse Now. Brando’s breathless drawl as eerie as the ubiquitous photos of dead rhino with…

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…

Sports

RU soccer team ‘robbed’ vs NMMU

Rhodes University’s soccer team was defeated 1-0 by rivals NMMU in Sunday’s USSA league game. Both teams played a very attacking style of football and had multiple…

Titans draw first blood in big RILS clash

The Rhodes Internal League Soccer (RILS) commenced on 6 May with league favourites, Titans, beating Phoenix Knights by four goals to two. A number of different teams…

Rugby season brings out the social side of Rhodes sport

Rugby season has begun again at Rhodes with a win of 10 – 5 from the second team against Fort Hare on Friday 25 April. The team…

Zimbabwe wins 3-1 over Mzansi United

‘Zimbabwe’ soccer team pulled off an emphatic victory over ‘Mzansi United’ (SA) in the annual Rhodes Zimbabwe vs South Africa soccer tournament which took place on Friday…

Sci-tech

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…

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

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,…

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…

Opinion

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…

Impressions: Beating exam stress

Whilst dreading the looming June Exams, I decided to take advantage of the services available to me at the Rhodes Counselling Centre. Considering I have no idea…

OPINION: Sex, HIV and STDs stigma

How many of us have ever had “the talk”? The sex talk, with our parents. I first had the talk at the age of 12 with my…

Impressions: Popping my voting cherry

For once in my university career, I managed to crawl out of bed before the break of dawn. With ID in hand, I was met outside by a…