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Olwethu Waka - My Story

07 June 2017

This is a good story - a typical story - one of 100’s, 1000’s, of similar stories…… BUT not one that is part of our SA narrative.

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The Alumni Transformation Summit Update

15 May 2017

The Alumni Transformation Summit will take place in July 2017, during which time the results of the Alumni Transformation Survey will be shared. The survey focuses on transformation at the university, including whether or not the university name should be changed. As part of this research, the alumni task force implemented a dual-pronged strategy. First, via a quantitative survey of alumni around the globe, and second, via deep-dive consultations with alumni at events, which have already taken place in Perth Australia, Namibia, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, and will continue to take place until the time of the summit.

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University is under financial strain

06 April 2017

A Toplist was sent out from the Vice-Chancellor's Office to our Rhodes University staff on April 5 explaining that the University is under financial strain due to the fact that over the past two years, the higher education sector in the country, generally, has been grappling with the serious impact of declining subsidies and a combination of other financial pressures. More »

Rhodes University Honours Outstanding Alumni

29 August 2016

Rhodes University honoured some of its illustrious alumni who were presented with the 2016 Distinguished and Emerging Old Rhodian Award at a luncheon that was hosted at the University on Saturday, 27 August 2016 in Grahamstown.

On the photo: Judge President of the Supreme Court of Appeals and Rhodes Chancellor, Lex Mpati, Nondumiso Hlope, Tanya Acone and Mbuso Mtshali. Not pictured were other awardees Sherman Bryce-Pease and Caroline Rowland.

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Transformation at Rhodes University: A Case Against a Name Change. By Dr. Gordon M. Cragg

The name Rhodes is known worldwide for outstanding education and scholarship. The Rhodes scholarship is, in fact, the most prestigious of all international scholarships. Yet Rhodes University is considering a name change, due to the flaws and political views of its late founder. Rhodes alumnus Gordon Cragg makes the case that to change the name will sever links to a name associated worldwide with world class excellence, and will demonstrate profound disrespect for the judgement, tolerance and wisdom of leaders such as the late President Mandela, honorary graduate of Rhodes University. Download "Transformation at Rhodes University and the Issue of the Name of Our Great Institution" (PDF) »

SA University, Unicef partner over HIV/Aids testing strip

A collaboration between the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Rhodes University could revolutionise the manner in which diagnostic testing related to HIV/Aids is done in the field. Unicef's Global Innovation Centre has partnered with the Eastern Cape institution's Biotechnology Innovation Centre to develop a rapid, cost effective testing strip that will determine a patient's CD4 count in less than twenty minutes. Watch Video Read More »

Rhodes Alumni Survey Report

To mark its 110th year in 2014, Rhodes published a milestone report on the findings of a global online survey of its alumni around the world. Nearly 1,000 graduates living in 22 countries around the world took part in this comprehensive study of alumni sentiments and views.

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