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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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Why did you march?

On 24April 2015 A march against xenophobia coloured the streets of Grahamstown as marchers raised their African flags in solidarity with those being affect in South Africa. 263 more words

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Rhodes University VC gets to know his students

Rhodes University Vice Chancellor has taken an active role in getting to know his students, Thandi Bombi Reports below. 207 more words


Cleaning up xenophobia’s mess

In April 2015, South Africa saw a resurgence in xenophobic violence in many of its cities. While the government has resorted to Operation Fiela to resolve the issues of xenophobia, the Rhodes University International Office Launched their #KnowAfrica campaign at the… 370 more words


The First steps toward Curriculum Transformation in higher learning

In the face of a countrywide need for transformation in academic institutions in South Africa, the Rhodes University Department of Equity and Institutional Culture along with various concerned students and academics set up a two day conference aimed at exploring the relationship between the higher education curriculum and the geographical and psycho-social place in which it is developed. 479 more words

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