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Chanel Retief and Jessica Bokete Trigger warning: content on sexual assault and violence. 22-year-old Karabo Mokoena’s burnt body was found two weeks ago in Lyndhurst. After going missing on the 28 April 2017, her parents appealed to the public to ensure the safe return of the young woman. According to …

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Hitler Youth reincarnated at Stellies!

Storm Lewis On 9 May, controversial posters appeared at Stellenbosch University promoting a white-supremacist group called “The New Right”, encouraging “Anglo-Afrikaner” students to “Weg vir Stellenbosch”. Exactly what the fight is about isn’t mentioned, but a quick glance at the imagery speaks volumes. Both posters feature a young blonde, blue-eyed …

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Our Bread and Butter

Benjamin de la Fontaine The Barratt lecture hall is full on a Tuesday afternoon – not with students, but with Rhodes University staff. Most wear civvies, here and there punctuated by bright red NEHAWU shirts. Some wear the grey overalls of groundskeepers, emblazoned with the letters “RU”. A burly officer …

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Meeting with Deputy President Ramaphosa

Chanel Retief South Africa’s Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, made an address at Rhodes University on Sunday the 7th May 2017. The address was held at Barratt Lecture Complex as there was a high anticipation regarding attendance from staff, students and citizens alike. Members from SASCO and NEHAWU were present and …

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Recap: Rhodes staff strike demanding wage increase

Lucas Nowicki In the early hours of Tuesday morning, staff members at the university currently known as Rhodes (UCKAR) belonging to the National Education Health and Allied Union (NEHAWU) and National Tertiary Education Staff Union (NTEU) went on strike and marched to the administration building to deliver a memorandum demanding …

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