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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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PROF GRANT MCLAREN KNIGHT OF SIGHT

By | October 11th, 2016|Features|

For over three decades, Professor Grant McLaren has driven the long, straight road into Soweto to the St John Eye Hospital at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. He is the fulltime head of the eye hospital, and, together with his team, they attend to 250 - 300 eye patients a day. With skills that would earn [...]

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Facebook Affairs

By | October 11th, 2016|Features|

When we’re on Facebook, BBM’ing, Internet dating or sms’ing, we can be whoever our fantasy wants us to be and the people we meet online can become our fantasy relationship. We can be taller, slimmer, more interesting, more intelligent and more attractive. We can be selective about the information we give out and leave out [...]

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Lucrative informal economies in our midst – GG Alcock

By | October 11th, 2016|Features|

If you are worried about South Africa’s economy and whether there are still opportunities here, speak to GG Alcock and your optimism will be restored. There are lucrative markets staring at South African producers and businesses, but they are simply not seeing them. That’s what GG Alcock says. The CEO of Minanawe, a specialist marketing [...]

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