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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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 [...]


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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Eleven years of Nedbank development cycling

By | October 11th, 2016|Features|

This year, 2016, is the 11th year of the Nedbank Sport Affinity's support of the Nedbank/Sports Trust Development Cycling Programme in the Western Cape, including the Boland and West Coast regions. Since 2005, as a result of the programme, 1 186 high-school learners have participated in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour (now known as the [...]

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The Vibe The Atmosphere – Nedbank Community Cycle Races

By | October 10th, 2016|Features|

The vibe, the atmosphere – The Nedbank Sports Trust Community Cycle Races 'The vibe, the atmosphere at the Nedbank Sports Trust Community Cycle Races – it's incredible. The races have taken off faster than we ever anticipated,' says Mike Tippett, project coordinator for cycling development at The Sports Trust, which manages Nedbank Sport Affinity-funded projects. [...]

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Letlhogonolo Nche’s A Walk In A Museum

By | October 10th, 2016|Features|

Monkeys, giraffes and lions dancing in Kimberley Introduction He brings monkeys, giraffes and lions to learners in the Northern Cape, all through dance. Heather Dugmore speaks to Letlhogonolo Nche about his new production called A Walk In A Museum. Body copy At the dance studio in Kimberley's Mayibuye Multipurpose Centre, dancer teacher, choreographer and producer, [...]

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