Proud alumna puts an innovative spin to 1st virtual National Arts Festival
When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the start of the national lockdown with effect from 26 March 2020, it meant a lot of industries would be negatively affected. One of the sectors which were hugely affected was entertainment, arts and culture. While many events were cancelled, the organisers of the... Read more
Rhodes University embarks on community psychology project with local schools
When Rhodes University started asking local school principals and management how best to assist them with the additional pressures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the project team didn’t anticipate what a positive learning experience it would be for everyone involved. “The project really brought together the idea of... Read more
Astronomers stumble upon unexpected features in a distant galaxy
An international team of astronomers, including astronomers from Rhodes University, has uncovered unusual features present in the radio galaxy ESO 137-006, using MeerKAT.  Launched in 2018, the South African MeerKAT radio telescope aims to answer fundamental astrophysical questions about the nature of objects in the Universe. It is a... Read more
Australian High Commissioner and Rhodes University talk partnership opportunities
On Monday, 10 February 2020, The Australian High Commissioner to South Africa, HE Adv Gita Kamath, paid a courtesy visit to Rhodes University. She met with Rhodes University’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela, his Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Dr ‘Mabokang Monnapula-Mapesela and Dr Peter Clayton, and the University’s Internationalisation Office Director, Ms... Read more
Rhodes students win international accolade
Four Rhodes University PhD Chemistry students were awarded the top position in the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge for their electronic and electrical waste management system. Team E-Smart, Nobuhle Ndebele, Lindokuhle Nene, Reitumetse Nkhahle and Gauta Matlou participated in the 2019 Hult Prize Regional Summit held at the Brookhouse International School... Read more
Rhodes University weekly water updates: Week 1
Welcome to the first in a series of weekly water updates from Rhodes University. The aim of these regular news briefs is to inform, support and connect with the Rhodes University community in all water-related issues. Each week, we will give updates on what the University is doing, provide... Read more
Two Rhodians named among most influential young South Africans
Associate Head of Rhodes University’s Creative Writing Programme Dr Hleze Kunju, and alumna Lefatshe Moagi, have both been named as finalists for Avance Media’s prestigious 100 Most Influential Young South Africans in the Personal Development and Academia category. Done in partnership with 1000 African Voices and VIPI State (Avenva),... Read more
Rhodes University Geography department instrumental in publishing permafrost paper
Rhodes University staff and students from the department of Geography have contributed to a Nature Communicationsjournal synopsis about global permafrost temperatures. This was made possible through the National Research Foundation (NRF) funded project on Landscape Processes in Antarctic Ecosystems. “The effects of permafrost have been studied since the International Polar... Read more
Rhodes University redefines its student orientation programme
Rhodes University has developed an integrated approach to student orientation by setting up panel discussions that are more in line with its general formative degree structure. “This year, we have grouped subjects together in thematic areas and representatives from each subject will appear on a panel to answer questions... Read more
Rhodes University welcomes new students this weekend
Rhodes University is well on track for welcoming its new students as orientation kicks off from 2-9 February. “Student helpers have been trained and already in the residence system. The Orientation Week (O-Week, as it is known at Rhodes) programme begins with the opening of the University on Saturday... Read more

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