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For Whom The Bells Ring

By | October 16th, 2016|Features|

  Heritage. Whose heritage? Why preserve Heritage? These are major issues in contemporary South Africa and something that Wits alumnus James Ball (BA Hons 2011; MA 2012) daily explores. “Joburg is my spiritual home. I love this city. I love walking the streets, exploring the city and finding its hidden heritage secrets,” says James Ball, [...]

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Perceptions and realities in a time of elections

By | October 16th, 2016|Features|

Michael Elions polycarbonate artwork of Sunglasses, dedicated to Nelson Mandela, at Sea Point, Cape Town. The piece controversially co-funded by Ray-Ban is considered to be in poor taste by some. Image Jayne Haywood. 21.03.15 - Rhythms of South Africa   Perceptions of South Africa wildly fluctuate from hope and excitement to fear and [...]

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Climbing Mountains Changing Capitalism

By | October 16th, 2016|Features|

Nic Kohler, Wits alumnus (BSc 1993) and the CEO of the Hollard Insurance Group, talks to Heather Dugmore about alpine challenges and the need for business and capitalism to change. We all know that accident and health insurance is really only tested in complex, bizarre situations, and who better to attest to this than Nic [...]

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Creative Feel editorial ACT & Nedbank Arts Affinity May 2016 620 words

By | October 12th, 2016|Features|

40 years of talent and revelation The year was 1976, the month was June, and as the Market Theatre prepared for its eagerly awaited opening on 19 June, the national youth uprising exploded on 16 June. It is forever branded on our minds through Sam Nzima's image of Hector Pieterson. In memory of June 1976 and in [...]

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The Art of Africa

By | October 12th, 2016|Features|

African art is an internationally recognised discourse that has, in the main, been written by non-African scholars from Europe and North America. Prof Ruth Simbao is focusing on changing this through a new DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa, launched in January this year. “The fact that much of what is [...]

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Weekend Post – Software City – Port Elizabeth Rising

By | October 12th, 2016|Features|

Port Elizabeth is rapidly rising as a software development city. Companies with headquarters in other South African and international cities are opening offices or expanding their base here for a number of reasons, including the lower cost of property and rentals, the quality of life and the pipeline of graduates who are skilled in software development, [...]

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Rhodos Prof Edkins and Dr Veale

By | October 12th, 2016|Features|

Sometimes two brilliant minds find each other in such specific research areas that it makes real the possibility of aligned mental pathways actively seeking each other in the universe. Such is the coming together of two Rhodes academics: Professor Adrienne Edkins and Dr Clint Veale, who are working on novel drug research for cancer in [...]

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The Conversation Africa

By | October 12th, 2016|Features|

The Editor and founder of The Conversation Africa is Rhodes Journalism & Media Studies alumna, Caroline Southey. Her team works with academics and researchers to present their work online in an accessible, journalistic style. The Conversation Africa launched on 7 May 2015 in Joburg as a new independent source of information and analysis from the [...]

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Comrades Coach Parry

By | October 12th, 2016|Features|

Rhodes alumnus Lindsey Parry is the coach behind Charné Bosman and Caroline Wöstmann who took first and second place at the 2016 Comrades Marathon. He talks to Heather Dugmore about elite athletes and developing the potential of high school learners from disadvantaged environments. Top South African distance running coach, Lindsey Parry, is committed to ensuring [...]

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Numeracy and Prof Mellony Graven

By | October 11th, 2016|Features|

Maths is Messy and Experimental “South Africa’s Grade 9 national average for mathematics was 11% in 2014, which points to the reality that we have already lost most maths learners by Grade 9,” says Rhodes University Professor Mellony Graven of the Numeracy Chair Project, which is focusing on improving basic maths skills in South African [...]

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