Rhodes University will open for the 2019 academic year as planned
Following rumours on social media that Rhodes University will not be opening for the 2019 academic year due to water shortages, the University would like to put it on record that this is not the case. The University’s plans to open for first year registrations on 02 February 2019... Read more
CHERTL launches pilot short course
This year saw the launch of an innovative tutor development short course by the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University. A group of 20 tutors from third-year to Masters Level and from the faculties of Humanities, Science and Law participated. The course involved... Read more
Rhodes student a poetry ‘bright star
Third year Bachelor of Music student, Asakhe Cuntsulana recently published his debut anthology, Ikhwezi Eliqaqambileyo. After completing the Via Afrika WritePublishRead online course, 21-year old Cuntsulana gracefully adds ‘self-published author’ to his biography. Cuntsulana attributes his love for isiXhosa to his upbringing in the small village of Qwaninga, Eastern Cape, where he... Read more
Distinguished Research awardees announced
Associate Professors Caroline Khene and Brett Pletschke have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award. The award is to stimulate research and research related scholarly activities and to recognise an exceptional young staff member engaged in research and more general scholarly activity. The staff members... Read more
Rhodes University student recognised for paper on nakedness as political resistance
Gcotyelwa Jimlongo, a Rhodes University Political and International Studies post-graduate student won Best Honours Essay at the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) conference held in October. Jimlongo described the three-day conference as a golden opportunity where she met some of her favourite scholars. “All the people I’ve... Read more
Rhodes University: A case for African languages in the legal system
In August 2017, African Language Studies Section of the School of Languages and Literatures at Rhodes University reported that they were developing a new Honours module to ‘address the classism and language-based discrimination of our legal system’. At the time, there were only a small number of African academics... Read more
Prof Russel Kaschula: Celebrating love, humanity and multilingualism
Prolific writer, multilingual scholar and the 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Senior Research Awardee, Professor Russel Kaschula, recently presented a lecture titled “One Language, One Love, One Humanity”. With over three decades in academia, Prof Kaschula shared the tale of his love for languages through song and images. In line with... Read more
Rhodes University Librarian scoops LIASA award
Rhodes University Library Services Director, Ms Ujala Satgoor is the first recipient of the Executive Librarian of the Year Award made by the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA). LIASA, founded in 1997, is a professional non-profit organisation, uniting and representing all institutions and people working in... Read more
Rhodes University Chancellor appointed to head PIC commission
Rhodes University Chancellor and former Supreme Court of Appeal president, Justice Lex Mpati, has been appointed to lead a judicial commission of inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). The PIC, one of the largest investment managers in Africa today with assets of over R2 trillion including government employees’... Read more
Rhodes University lecturer in Ramaphosa squad
Rhodes University Political and International Studies Senior Lecturer, Dr Siphokazi Magadla, has recently been elected by President Cyril Ramaphosa to form part of a high-level review panel into the work of the State Security Agency (SSA). The panel, chaired by former minister Dr Sydney Mufamadi, is assessing the mandate,... Read more