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Benjamin de la Fontaine The Barratt lecture hall is full on a Tuesday afternoon – not with students, but with Rhodes University staff. Most wear civvies, here and there punctuated by bright red NEHAWU shirts. Some wear the grey overalls of groundskeepers, emblazoned with the letters “RU”. A burly officer …

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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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