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Q+A WITH LUYANDA BHEYILE, Manager of Alumni Relations at Rhodes University.
Mar 04, 2021

How is Rhodes handling and prioritizing the growing number of financial aid requests from students?

  • Sound academic performance
  • Proven financial need
  • Willingness to make a minimal financial commitment to the University to pay fees
  • Mostly South African citizens
  • Signing of the acknowledgement of debt in instances where the family is unable to settle fees in full by the end of the academic year. This is done to ensure that academically sound students are permitted to progress to the next academic level so that the University is able to collect the funds once they have graduated and secured permanent employment.

In addition to the above the University’s Isivivane Fund makes it possible for the University to tap into new money predominantly from the government SETAs which was not the case in the past. In the previous academic year R7.3 million was raised via Isivivane from the various SETAs to assist 64 students with funding ranging from R80,000 to full funding. Download full interview PDF
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Rhodes University appeal: An Invitation to Partner for Good.
Dec 18, 2020

“As we ргераге to review of our lnstitutional Development Plan (IDP) in 2021, it has become even more evident that the world economy has changed forever, and so has Rhodes University. Staying ahead in what we have done over 100 years in our local community, our country and globally requires both а will and а plan. Based on these two pillars we seek to build strong collaborations with our funders and identify potential new ones to work towards а common dream to further strengthen the position of Rhodes University as а distinct and distinctive institution of higher learning in the southern tip of Africa.

To stay ahead while sustaining the rich scholarly legacy built over decades of excellence, we аге overhauling our approach to fundraising and advancement. We аге placing more emphasis on building mutually beneficial and sustainaЫe partnerships anchored on а strong value proposition and the capaЬilities of our University. The fact that Rhodes University excels in undergraduate teaching, research and Community Engagement and continues to produce excellent leaders in diverse fields of human endeavour to build а better society and а better world, forms а strong foundation on which to propel our University further.” Read more

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VC's letter to the Masters and Doctoral graduates of 2020
Oct 29, 2020

Dear Rhodes University graduate,
On behalf of our Chancellor, Council and the entire Rhodes University community, I offer you our warmest and proud congratulations on graduating with a Masters or PhD degree from Rhodes University. Without hard work, perseverance and a dogged determination, you would not have reached this important milestone in your academic pursuits. Read More | Watch video

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Jonas shares leadership vision
Oct 13, 2020 By Michelle Banda

Covid-19 has amplified disruption and accelerated corruption in South Africa, says politician and State Capture whistleblower Mcebisi Jonas. Mcebisi Hubert Jonas hails from Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology from Vista University and a Higher Diploma in Education from Rhodes University. Jonas played key political leadership roles in the Eastern Cape, serving as a Finance MEC, Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Cape Development Corporation of the Centre for Investment and Marketing, developing the investment promotion agenda for the province.

Jonas was speaking at the 6th Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Annual Lecture on Values Based Leadership. A question and answer session chaired by head of the Rhodes Business School Professor Owen Skae.

Since 2014, the Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Development Trust in partnership with Rhodes Business School invites notable public figures who have demonstrated that quality to speak at the University. Due to Covid-19 this year’s lecture was delivered virtually. The webinar event was opened with a prayer from Archbishop Thabo Makgoba and a welcome message from Rhodes’s Vice Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela.

Skae then announced the FNB Economics prize winners and the Responsible Leadership prize. Read More

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