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iPhoneography 2: stormy skies

It’s been really stormy this past few days and, as I usually don’t take my camera to work, a little more iPhoenography has taken place since my last post.   25 more words

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Local is mos lekker

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Yesterday I returned home from a very busy week of local traveling! I decided a few months ago to take on the #take12trips… 615 more words


How safe is Rhodes University?

By Nthateng Chuene

Imagine you are at your lecture when suddenly a man sitting at the back of the lecture theatre pulls out a gun and begins to shoot. 812 more words

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Screening of Khalo Matabane's: A Letter To Nelson Mandela Feature film

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The International Office and the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University (UHURU) hosted Mr. Khalo Matabane, a respected South African film maker to screen and discuss his latest documentary Nelson Mandela: the myth and me at Rhodes University as part of the International Week celebrations. 496 more words

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Gendered identities in children's literature

When I think back to some of my favourite books as a child, I remember them being full of fun, adventure and laughter. As enthralled as I was by the stories and the colourful characters, I must admit that I paid little attention to how the characters were written, and how what they did was described. 519 more words

A new name for Rhodes?

I think it’s about time I finally took a stand on an issue which has seen my beloved campus take the split and set up two camps: one for the name change and one against it. 750 more words

Inequalities of the past continue to hinder transformation

By Keorapetse Ramagaga

Even after 21 years of democracy, South African academic institutions are still lacking the representation of black academics. Based on research conducted by the Rhodes University Humanities Faculty in 2014, “only 4% of the 4000 professors in higher education are black, and of those only 0.85% are women.” The lack of black academic representation in higher education highlights how social inequalities of the past are constantly feeding into systems of the contemporary South Africa. 662 more words

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