Rhodes University

Khensani Maseko to be buried on Women’s Day

Rhodes University law student Khensani Maseko’s funeral will take place in Johannesburg on Thursday, August the 9th which is Women’s Day. Maseko reportedly committed suicide over the weekend after accusing her boyfriend of raping her in May this year. The university’s Vice-Chancellor Sizwe Mabizela has stressed the importance of educating[…]

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3 buildings torched at Rhodes University

Fires at two exam venues and the tennis club at Rhodes University have been extinguished following an afternoon of violence at the Grahamstown institution on Wednesday. Student publication Activate editor Mako Muzenda told News24 the situation on campus had calmed down considerably after a dramatic day that saw stun grenades and rubber[…]

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Hang in there – UFS rector to Rhodes Uni. rector

Hang in there, University of the Free State vice chancellor Jonathan Jansen has advised Rhodes University rector Sizwe Mabizela. “All of us (vice chancellors) have struggled. One feels reluctant to tell a colleague what he has to do. Sizwe and I are very good friends. We talk at points in[…]

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Release arrested Rhodes students immediately – EFF

The EFF on Wednesday condemned the police’s response to ongoing protests against campus rape culture at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, calling for the release of five arrested students. “The police have attacked non-violent and unarmed students with rubber bullets and teargas,” EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement. “We[…]

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Sit-in at Rhodes University over transformation

The Black Student Movement (BSM) is staging a sit-in at Rhodes University’s council chambers in Grahamstown. This was reportedly over the failure of transformation at the university, according to the SABC. The BSM has accused the university of not taking racism incidents seriously. Allegations of racism surfaced after a white[…]

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