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May, 2015

  • 19 May

    Disability Week: Access and Acceptance

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    Guinevere Philippa Shapiro| Photos by Michelle Laver Every day at Rhodes University, a fraction of students and lecturers face difficulties on campus grounds. These are people whose disabilities are usually overlooked by those who are not well-informed. The aim of Disability Week is to give these problems the attention they …

  • 13 May

    Making Music with a Violin and Machine

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    Catherine Roland On 2 May 2015, Durban-based electro duo Veranda Panda hit Friar Tucks in Grahamstown as the second last stop of their Going Coastal tour.  Liam Magner and Jane Baillie got the Friars crowd pumping like you’ve never seen before.  Baillie’s electrifying violin performance was met with applause from …

October, 2014

  • 13 October

    [Gallery] Shortstraw at the Hangar

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    Shortstraw graced Grahamstown with a lively performance Friday 10 October, accompanied by local bands The Islanders and reggae band Psalm 87 as a part of Rhodes’ Live Music Society AGM. Shorstraw has gone from being a small, two-member act in 2007 to becoming a major five-member South African band. It currently …

  • 12 October

    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 …

  • 12 October

    Q&A with Shortstraw

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    Photo: Sebastian Burger Activate’s Sebastian Burger and Christina Schild got to sit down with Johannesburg-turned-national band Shortstraw on Friday, 10 October. They swapped questions over a cheap bottle of brandy after the band’s fantastic gig held at The Hanger at Rhodes University, The band has gone from being a small, …