SABC News - Rhodes University


Ramaphosa denies involvement in Marikana killings

Monday 8 May 2017 05:42

Cyril Ramaphosa has apologised for the way in which the Marikana shootings unfolded, but denied any involvement in the killing of 34 Lonmin miners in 2012.


Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Grahamstown where he addressed students and academics at Rhodes University.
Students can rescue the country from challenges: Ramaphosa

Sunday 7 May 2017 15:32

Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa says students have a role to play in rescuing the country from the current challenges it faces.


Ramaphosa was addressing students, academics and alumni of Rhodes University in Grahamstown.
Universities should keep solutions of SA's problems says Ramaphosa

Sunday 7 May 2017 14:18

Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has called on universities to become reservoirs of solutions to the challenges the country is facing.


Barney Pityana conferred honorary doctorate by Rhodes University

Monday 24 April 2017 16:13

Outspoken champion for human rights, Professor Barney Pityana, was conferred an honorary doctorate by Rhodes University over the weekend.


Rhodes and Nelson Mandela University say they will also look at other means of raising funds to assist needy students.
Funding dilemma continues at universities

Friday 17 February 2017 17:08

A number of students across the country are not sure whether they will complete the 2017 academic year due to funding and historic debt.


The disclaimer stated that the results were provisional, pending an investigation into the leak.
Disclaimer removed in results of alleged matric cheats

Wednesday 1 February 2017 12:06

Eight of the fourteen Giyani High School matriculants who were implicated in the leak of a Mathematics question paper have had a disclaimer on their results removed.


Vice-Chancellor in SA, an almost impossible job - Badat

Friday 28 October 2016 21:58

A former Vice Chancellor of Rhodes University says questions about the legitimacy of the ruling party and the Government are embedded in the Fees Must Fall protests.


Clashes between student protesters and armed security (whether public or private), as seen in the recent use of public order policing.
Should the law be a tool of justice or violence?

Saturday 1 October 2016 19:51

What is needed to enable South Africa’s universities to proceed with the academic year?


Wits await poll results as shutdown across the country continues

Thursday 29 September 2016 21:45

Wits University says the results of the poll sent out to students and staff will only be available on Friday.


A student is dragged by police officers during protests at Rhodes University.
Rhodes University Vice Chancellor disappointed by violent protests

Thursday 29 September 2016 09:31

The Vice Chancellor of Rhodes University in Grahamstown, Sizwe Mabizela, has expressed shock and disappointment at the violence that took place on Wednesday.


If normal activities cannot resume next week, Rhodes will be left with no option but to close.
Rhodes University threatens to scrap academic year

Tuesday 27 September 2016 09:18

Rhodes University in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape has issued a letter to its student body warning of scrapping the remainder of the academic year if violent fees protests continue.


Former President Kgalema Motlanthe urged leaders to embrace selflessness and adhere to the objectives of the liberation struggle.
Motlanthe urges leaders to embrace selflessness

Tuesday 13 September 2016 08:19

Former President Kgalema Motlanthe focused on ethical leadership and putting the interest of the people first at the Value Based Leadership in Grahamstown.


Internet as communication tool takes centre stage at Highway Africa

Monday 29 August 2016 19:27

Media practitioners, scholars, journalists and academics from across the continent came together in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, to discuss the internet as a communication tool.


Rhodes University previously had a minimum initial payment which stated that students pay 50% of their fees upfront.
Rhodes University withholds results of students owing 50% of fees

Thursday 7 July 2016 20:26

Rhodes University in Grahamstown has released a circular stating that it will withhold the June results of students who owe 50% or more of fees.


Andries Nel held a roundtable discussion with media as part of the SALGA, which starts this Thursday.
SA's urbanisation to reap big rewards - Nel

Wednesday 18 May 2016 19:41

Co-operative Governance deputy minister, Andries Nel says the success of the Integrated Urban Development Framework will depend on the active participation of the people.


The Grahamstown-based university has also partnered with an external legal centre to assist with dealing with cases of sexual crimes involving students.
More Grahamstown students come forward

Tuesday 26 April 2016 17:58

Grahamstown Police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender, has stated that more students have come forward to lay charges against alleged sexual offenders from Rhodes University.


Students at Rhodes University protested against the university's so called institutional rape culture.
Rhodes student lays charge against alleged sexual offender

Monday 25 April 2016 19:30

Following a week of protest and the release of a list of 11 alleged sexual offenders at Rhodes University, an alleged victim has now laid a charge against an alleged sexual offender named on the list.


Budoo says protestors are desperate but they must remember the limitations to their rights
Extreme measures in protests are signs of desperation

Monday 25 April 2016 07:42

Ashwanee Budoo from the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria says the form of protest action SA has seen lately is a sign of how desperate South Africans are to be heard.


Rhodes University students are protesting against management’s alleged failure to deal with sex crime suspects.
Situation still tense at Rhodes University

Saturday 23 April 2016 10:08

Rhodes University students are planning to take legal action against the institution.


Rhodes University has seen a number of protests this week against what students call an increasing rape culture on campus.
Rhodes maintains rape accused are “innocent until proven guilty”

Friday 22 April 2016 19:18

Rhodes University says students accused of sexual crimes will not be suspended based on suspicion.


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