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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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Dr Mabizela announced as new Vice Chancellor

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Words by Julia Fish After months of speculation as to who would take over from the distinguished Dr Saleem Badat, it was announced in an e-mail to staff that the post will be filled from within. Acting Vice-Chancellor and distinguished mathematician Dr Sizwe Mabizela, has been announced as the incumbent …

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Unathi Msengana to perform In Grahamstown


Words: Christina Schild Outside of the National Arts festival time, there is not often an event that Grahamstown can boast about hosting, yet this is set to change with Unathi Msengana’s Benefit Concert to be held Friday 3 October at the Settlers Monument. As Rhodes University alumnus, Unathi is better …

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