ABSA invests R2.4million in scholarships
ABSA recently handed over a cheque of R2.4million to Rhodes University from its CEO scholarship programme for the 2018 academic year. Absa’s funding will extend to a group of carefully-selected, academically deserving Rhodes University students for the entire year of 2018, in the following academic fields: Commerce, Humanities, Engineering,... Read more
Law Society bolsters literacy with book drive
In line with World Literacy Day, which was declared by UNESCO in 1966, the Rhodes Law Society embarked on a book drive in partnership with Duna Public Library in Grahamstown East. World Literacy Day was celebrated for the first time on 8 September 1967 with the aim of highlighting... Read more
FDA commends Rhodes’ Biopharmaceutics Research Institute
During March this year, the Rhodes University Biopharmaceutics Research Institute (BRI) was inspected by the USA’s Food & Drug Administration (US FDA) and recently received notification that the audit was successful, a great tribute and acknowledgement despite its relatively small size and modest funding. The BRI has a long-standing... Read more
Decolonialism rhymes with multilingualism
Rhodes University’s language policy is based on the principles of ‘promoting multilingualism and the intellectualisation of African languages’. However, the language of teaching and learning in the University is English. This can constrain the process of learning for those who are not provisioned in it. To overlap a conversation... Read more
Rhodes University’s first Physical Theatre Company tours Cape Town
The First Physical Theatre Company, an affiliated project of Rhodes University’s Drama Department, will be showcasing two performances ahead of a tour to Cape Town. Athina Vahla, an international choreographer, based in England and Greece, is currently visiting Rhodes University for a teaching and learning engagement with participating third-year... Read more
An affirming space for sisters in science
By Sphumelele Ndlovu, Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies student A well-attended roundtable discussion, comprised of women in science, took place at Rhodes University, where women from different disciplines addressed the science position in the developing world, and how best to prepare for the future. The room represented... Read more
Rhodes University student wins two illustrious awards
Zakeera Docrat, a full-time registered doctoral student in African Language Studies in the School of Languages and Literatures at Rhodes University, recently won two esteemed awards, including a Women in Science Award for the DST-Albertina Sisulu Doctoral Fellowship: Humanities and Social Sciences. In July, Docrat’s MA thesis was recognised... Read more
Bright young Rhodes chemistry student awarded famed Fulbright scholarship
Zweli Hlatshwayo has been awarded the Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship to study the Chemistry PhD programme at Ohio State University as of August 2018 with full funding. Mr Hlatshwayo has been a tremendous inspiration to his family, fellow students, lecturers and supervisors throughout his academic career thus far. Born... Read more
Rhodes Student leaders to be invited to hearings
The decision was taken in light of the need to hear all voices on the quality of action by law-enforcement agencies in dealing with gender-based violence complaints The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, said that Rhodes University student leaders will be invited to attend... Read more
Rhodes Pharmacy Department students cloaked in professionalism
The Rhodes University Pharmacy Department recently held its annual White Coat Ceremony at Chemistry Major to officially inaugurate 2nd-year students into the world of pharmacy. The ceremony saw students being cloaked in their white coats, after which they recited the Faculty’s Pledge of Professionalism, which outlines the fundamental values... Read more