Category Archives: Politics

SRC elections 2014 Activate

Grazzle night – RU Voting?

By Nangamso Ngcebetsha The annual SRC poster design competition elections are upon us, and while it is still fresh in everyone’s minds, let us rehash #RUGrazzle2014. The annual event took place in a fully packed Barratt 2 Lecture theatre on 11 August. Student Representative Council (SRC) elections candidates took to the floor to motivate why we as the student … Continue Reading ››
Eusebius McKaiser

“No intellectuals in the DA” – Eusebius Mckaiser

Speaking on Friday 23 May at the 12th annual Teach-In public lecture series hosted by the Rhodes University Department of Politics and International studies, Eusebius Mckaiser followed on what he said at his book launch the previous night and continued to give his direct views on the Democratic Alliance (DA). Held over the course of the week, the … Continue Reading ››

National Assembly of South Africa

Zuma’s new cabinet: Who is In and Who is Out

By Sibulele Magini The newly re-elected South African President, Jacob Zuma, made his cabinet announcement on Sunday evening, 25th May 2014. This is the country’s fifth administration since the dawn of democracy and will be leading the country in respective assigned departments in the next 5 years. There are some new faces, new ministries, mergers and old faces shuffled … Continue Reading ››


Elections proceed smoothly at Rhodes University

Wednesday 7th May marked the fifth national and provincial elections since the advent of democracy in 1994. Rhodes University students, most of them voting for the first time, came out in their numbers to participate in the most competitive and anticipated election in twenty years. A record of 25.3 million voters registered for the 2014 national and provincial election, about 2.2 … Continue Reading ››