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It’s “business unusual” with Dr Mabizela

By Phumza Luthango On 27 February 2015, Dr Sizwe Mabizela reached a lifetime achievement at the 1820 Settler’s Monument in Grahamstown. The Limited Edition Drum Corps’ rhythmic beats added to the atmosphere surrounding the prestigious milestone in his life and Rhodes University’s history. Dr Mabizela is the first black Vice-Chancellor …

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Quickfire questions with Shortstraw

By Sebastian Burger, Josh Fourie and Nereesha Patel South African band Shortstraw paid Rhodes University a visit yet again on Friday, 27 February for the launch of their new album Youthless. The band, which garnered widespread success across the country with their second album Good Morning Sunshine, consists of¬†Alastair Thomas …

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The campaign to free West Papua

By Athini Majali In a lobbying campaign to gain support against the injustices inflicted upon his people, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and West Papau independence leader, Benny Wenda was welcomed at Rhodes University on his first official visit to South Africa on Tuesday, 22 February 2015. Since its annexation, Indonesia …

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Rhodes student found dead in Digs

Words: Sebastian Burger Photograph: Tim Giddings Update: A statement released by Acting Director of Student Affairs, Dr Colleen Vassiliou, announced that the student who was found dead is Navino Walker. Walker, who was completing the final year of his BA degree, was found dead in the bathroom of his flat …

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IsiXhosa sesomfundi, hayi amaXhosa odwa

By Philasande Mfaba Photo taken by M Ganiso IsiXhosa lolona lwimi luthethwa kakhulu apha eMzantsi Afrika. Lileqa emva kwesiZulu, olu lwimi luqukwe njegelwimi laseburhulumenteni apha eMpuma Kolo, uninzi lwabantu abathetha isiXhosa nabangamaXhosa baphuma kweli phondo. Umgaqo nqubo weelwimi waseRhodes Univesithi uyakuxhasa ukufunda nokufundisa ngesiXhosa. Into edanisa kakhulu kukuba bambalwa kakhulu …

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