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Ramadan: The Blessed Holy Month


By Nonhle Skosana With winter nearing its end, Muslims all over the world celebrate the end of their 30 days of sacred fasting. Ramadan is an annual religious festival that seeks to cleanse all impurities and revive and deepen connection with Allah. Starting on the 9th month of the Islamic …

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A First Timer’s Guide to Fest

Mapakshop performing on stage at NAF 2013. Picture by David Mann

By Buntu Ngcuka Exams are coming to an end and Grahamstown seems to be quieting down, but not for long. It’s the middle of June soon which means that the biggest annual event in Grahamstown is upon us – the highly anticipated National Arts Festival. Branded as “11 days of …

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Stressing about exams? Tips to see you through

By Silo Tolakele and Rhea MacDonald According to old Rhodes University folklore: Once the leaves change colour, it’s too late to start studying for exams. Well the leaves have changed and SWOT week is well under way. Have YOU started studying? Exams can stress out even the most organized of …

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