Following in the footsteps of great leaders through the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary
While most students are looking forward to winding down the academic year, Dagan Naeser is preparing to begin a new journey with the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary.
Finding words that lead to peace in Palestine and Israel - opinion
The war that has erupted in Israel and Palestine since 7 October has caught many of us off guard with the ferocity with which both sides are trying to destroy each other and its utter disregard for civilian lives. South African news coverage of Israel and Hamas highlights how nothing about the conflict is straightforward and what a difficult line we need to tread if we are to work for peace.
Unlocking the challenges of finding new medicines with Prof Tastan Bishop
On the evening of 11 October, the tradition of celebrating a new professorship via an inaugural lecture took place once more at Rhodes University, and this time it was for Professor Özlem Tastan Bishop.
Rhodes University excels at psychology conference
Rhodes University Psychology Department had a strong presence once again at the 27th annual PsySSA conference held at Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg in October 2023.
Fostering innovation and Pharmacy research excellence
Rhodes University’s Faculty of Pharmacy commemorated Pharmacy Research Day and shared their research at the Amazwi South African Museum of Literature. The day featured 17 postgraduate students who presented their research across various domains.
Eastern Cape studentrepreneurs vie for glory in pitch competition
Rhodes University hosted the 2023 Eastern Cape Regional Intervarsity Pitch Competition on 17 and 18 October at the Amazwi South African Museum of Literature, which included studentrepreneurs from the University of Fort Hare (UFH), Nelson Mandela University (NMU) and Walter Sisulu University (WSU).
Rhodes University beer brewers win best label
Honours students from Rhodes University’s Biotechnology Innovation Centre (RUBIC) travelled to Bloemfontein over the weekend to compete in the annual Intervarsitybrew: Brewing & Tasting Challenge hosted by Central University of Technology (CUT). They walked away with the FoodBev SETA Best Label Floating Trophy for designing 2023’s winning beer label, beating 17 other entries in this category.
Tiny and mysterious: research sheds light on sub-Saharan Africa’s seahorses, pipefish and pipehorses
Seahorses are considered fabled creatures by many; something that only exists in old mythical tales of the ocean. But these curious animals really exist – and they’re not the only members of the Syngnathidae family of fishes. Other syngnathids are pipefish, pygmy pipehorses and seadragons, and all are enchanting.
Weevil unleashed to battle invasive plant threat
On 11 October 2023, the Centre for Biological Control (CBC), with Professor Sizwe Mabizela, the Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University, and Ms Debbie Muir, an official from the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE), released the weevil Listronotus appendiculatus.
School of Journalism and Media Studies celebrates 100 years of radio in South Africa
Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) held a symposium this week to recognise and celebrate 100 years of radio in South Africa. The event was held to honour the significant contribution made by the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) in promoting social justice and diversity in South African radio institutions.
Rhodes University and AGCLE host 2023 Top 100 awards
Last week, Rhodes University made history by hosting the 2023 Top 100 Awards in partnership with the Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics (AGCLE).
Cultivating values-based leadership for a sustainable future
On 05 October 2023, the Rhodes Business School hosted its 9th Annual Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Trust Lecture in the Eden Grove Lecture Theatre to explore values-based leadership and its impact on sustainable business practices in our complex, ever-evolving world.
Professor Prevec rocks Earth Science in inspirational lecture
On 03 October 2023, Professor Stephen Anthony Prevec delivered his inaugural lecture titled "My four decades of geological pursuit: Are we there yet?" This significant occasion marked the evolution of his academic journey and contributions to Earth Science.
Low-cost radio telescope brings new research and training opportunities for African scientists
Scientists and engineers from nine African countries, including South Africa, have converged at Rhodes University in Makhanda to share knowledge in building a low-cost radio telescope called the ‘Transient Array Radio Telescope’ or TART. The workshop takes place at Rhodes’ Continuing Education Centre from 9 to 13 October 2023, where participants will learn to assemble the instrument, get to understand the electronics and gain hands-on experience using the data acquired by TART.
RUCE Awards 2023: Inspiring community engagement excellence
The Rhodes University Community Engagement (RUCE) Awards is an annual ceremony that honours the outstanding efforts and dedication of individual students, residences, societies and community partner organisations who have made significant contributions to community involvement initiatives. This event not only acknowledges the dedicated work of students, staff, and community partners but also serves as a platform to encourage others to engage meaningfully with local communities.
Legal luminary spotlights administrative law in farewell lecture
On 03 October 2023, Rhodes University hosted Professor Clive Plasket for his final public lecture as a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Law.
From confusion to triumph: How Landa Mabenge became himself
On 19 September 2023, the Office for Equity and Institutional Culture and the Student Representative Council (SRC), hosted a remarkable event at the Oppidan Dining Hall. This event featured a distinguished guest speaker, Landa Mabenge, the author of "Becoming Him: A Trans Memoir of Triumph," who shared his invaluable experiences on the path to self-acceptance and empowerment.
Collaborating for postgraduate education projects globally
Rhodes University recently joined partner universities from Kenya and the Netherlands for a Summer School hosted by Maseno University as part of the ongoing EU-funded Creating Postgraduate Collaborations project [https://postgradcollaborations.com]. The Summer School focused on developing grant development and management skills, in line with the goals of supporting international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations.
Reinterpreting homosexuality in the Bible
The 2023 Pride Week opening brought together a diverse audience eager to delve into the intersection of LGBTQIA+ rights and religious interpretation
Rhodes University to celebrate over 200 postgrads and honour Bishop Peter Storey at its graduation ceremony next week
On Friday, 13 October 2023, at 09h30, a graduation ceremony for Rhodes University masters and PhD graduands will take place at the Settlers Monument in Makhanda, and renowned freedom fighter Bishop Peter Storey will receive a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa).