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Vice-Chancellor at Commonweath Club, San Francisco

Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Saleem Badat, makes a June 13 appearance at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco with South Africa’s Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, the Hon. Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim. The following day he joined an eminent …

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Launch of Vice-Chancellor’s Website

The University is pleased to announce the launch of the new Vice-Chancellor’s website.  It is full of information from his graduation address to who’s who at Rhodes. Read recent newspaper articles about or by Dr Badat.  Well worth a visit …

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Split SKA still an ego boost for SA

Business Day – Editorial

IT IS a measure of SA’S tender national ego that the Square Kilometre Array

(SKA) radio telescope project developed a sense of national competition somewhat akin to winning the right to hold an international sporting tournament. …

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Top international SKA scientist joins Rhodes

Daily Dispatch, by David MacGregor, Port Alfred Bureau

RHODES University is reaching for the stars after a top international scientist accepted a prestigious academic post that will see him splitting his time between Grahamstown and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).…

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Tony Granger (1974) Elected New President of The Insurance Institute of Shropshire and Mid-Wales

The Insurance Institute of Shropshire and Mid-Wales announces the election at the AGM on 26.4.2012 of Tony Granger BA LL.B B.Com ACII CIP DipPfs CFPcm FRSA as its new President of the Institute for 2012. Mr. Dave Vanner ACII was …

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Chairman of UK Trust receives Honorary Degree from Rhodes University

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Geoffrey de Jager’s Graduation Speech

Geoffrey de Jager Citation

Rhodes University Alumnus and philanthropist, Mr Geoffrey de Jager, urged the Faculty of Commerce graduands in his graduation speech today (Saturday, 14 April) not set out just to make …

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Oprah Leadership Academy – 21 of the 72 Girls of the class of 2011 for Rhodes

The first matric class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls has joined thousands of other matriculants around South Africa in the anxious countdown to early January when exam results are published. The matric class wrote the NSC examinations.…

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Caroline Rowlands : 2011 Winner SA Business Club Award

The winners of the SA Business Club Awards 2011 were announced at a glittering ceremony at SA House on Thursday the 24th of November 2011. The evening was opened by world renowned baritone Njabulo Madlala, whose performance of Nkosi Sikelel’iAfrika …

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South African Breweries Project Eden and Rhodes University

New Challenge for Brewery

Although still very much in the research stages in the Department of Icthyology & Fisheries at Rhodes University, Project Eden could ultimately be part of a water-recycling process within the brewery. Read more.

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Evita brings a taste of Kossie Sikelela to London



What do one of South Africa’s most famous white women and 150-odd Old Rhodians have in common? You’re forgiven if you thought the connection goes no further than a piece of paper. After all, Rhodes University presented her alter …

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