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
Self-Titled: A ticket for Africa‘s artistic talent to shine
Rhodes University student, Philiswa Lila has won this year’s Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award. In her second-year of Masters in Art History (forms part of the SARChl research – The Geopolitics of Africa), her research focuses on questioning the role of ritual as a mediums of physicality and spirituality... Read more
DCS Oosthuizen Memorial Lecture: Unlearning as a means to bring hope to higher education
The 2018 DCS Oosthuizen Memorial Lecture took place at Rhodes University’s Eden Grove Blue Lecture Theatre on Friday, the 28th of September 2018. The annual lecture, now on its 60th year, is named after former Rhodes University Professor and Head of Philosophy Department, DCS “Daantjie” Oosthuizen. The 2018 lecture... Read more
Rhodes University student interns as Next Generation Scientist in Switzerland
For Christian Nkanga, getting an education, furthering his studies and working with top researchers was a dream come true. While faced with the realities of the socio-economic challenges of his family and home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nkanga knew that perseverance and hope was the only... Read more
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