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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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Hlomela Bucwa; a beacon of hope for the “lost generation”

Hlomela Bucwa

Ophelia Milton Hlomela Bucwa, the youngest member of the South African parliament, delivered her maiden speech on the 21st of February. In her impassioned speech, which landed her in the hearts of many South Africans, she told the story of the “lost generation. “When we speak about the lost generation, …

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#NSFASCrisis: Why Fees STILL Need to Fall

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Mishka Wazar Students all over the country are in a state of panic. The delay in funding and confirmation from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has left thousands without the funds to register and begin their academic years, and many without roofs over their heads. The NSFAS press …

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