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University VC Circular – Hamba Kahle Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Dear Old Rhodians and Friends

It is with deep sadness and regret that the University informs staff members and students of the passing of our beloved alumnus and former president, Tatamkhulu Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, after a long battle with a …

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Rhodes Alumni Survey Report

As Rhodes heads towards its 110th year in 2014, the university undertook a milestone online survey of its alumni in the second quarter of 2013. Nearly 1,000 graduates living in 22 countries around the world took part in this comprehensive …

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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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