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The Highs at UCKAR

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By Sian Wilson The prospect of university is daunting with the courses which seem impassable, the unfamiliar environment and the independence of adult life which feels almost unreachable. Despite all that, you’ve made it and you are about to embark on one of the biggest journeys of self-discovery in your …

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While You Were Away:

A roundup of the most interesting and important news items that cropped up during vac. By Adam Butler Gaza Fifteen Palestinians were killed, and hundreds injured, when Israeli military forces opened fire on a protest in the Gaza strip on March 30th. Over ten thousand Palestinians, confined to the 388km2 …

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R162 million is not enough.

Family members, Reverend Joseph Maboe (Left) hugs Andrew Peterson in celebration, 19 March 2018, in Parktown, Johannesburg after Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke ordered that the government pay R1.2 million to effected families. Picture: Alaister Russell/The Sunday Times

Adam Butler Dikgang Moseneke’s award in the Life Esidimeni arbitration is a recognition of the horror of psychiatric patients in South Africa. But it is not a solution. Any government has the responsibility to protect its people. Year after year, we vote, petition and protest in order to secure this …

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RUReference List FAQ: Where to start.


Adam Butler and Chloé  Osmond Recently, two students at the University Currently Known as Rhodes (UCKAR) were excluded from the university for life for what is being called “conduct beyond lawful boundaries”. It has been a year and a half since the events in question took place. Students who started …

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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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