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The year 2037: A review, and our last farewell


Jomiro Eming This year has been a year for many “firsts” – and many “lasts,” too. Today, I walked out of my last lecture at Rhodes; it was, in fact, the last lecture for all of us – the university included. Two weeks from now, the books will close, the …

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Why You Should Love Your Body


Jacqueline Lekoloane Body image (noun) “A subjective picture of one’s own physical appearance established both by self-observation and by noting the reaction of others” An individual’s feeling of attractiveness is determined by how confident they feel in their own body. Society, media and popular culture often shape how a person …

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A Show Like Never Before

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Simamkele George This coming week a production, relatively new to the South African hip-hop scene, will be exhibited by Eastern Cape artist Yonela “Yosh” Faba, and it will be showcased right here in our very own Grahamstown. In what is not usual for a non-prominent artist in the South African …

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An Interview with the President of Nkoli-Fassie Society

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Adam Butler After a resoundingly successful Pride Week, Activate sat down with the current President of Nkoli-Fassie Society, Sheldan Dolf, to ask his opinion of Pride Week and the state of his society. Q: What are the first three words that come into your head when you think of Pride? …

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RU Ready for 4th term?


Jacqueline Lekoloane Exam term is upon us yet again. Mental readiness and preparation is highly required. It’s time to put the 1st semester and all its troubles behind. Things might not have gone accordingly or as planned in the first semester and for some people hope might be lost but …

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