Julia Fish: Gareth Cliff is going to take 5fm Campus invasion to the next level. Many awoke to the sad news that their favourite morning DJ is leaving 5fm yesterday morning. Well not quite.
Though Cliff is stepping down from the breakfast show, he will be moving into a fabulous new role- expanding campus radio.
Sinazo Nakupi: Grahamstown landlords were forced to evict EastCape Midlands College (EMC) students after a reduction in the accommodation allocation of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). After the college was given until the end of January to pay outstanding rent, landlords had no choice but to evict students when they failed to do so.
This follows the protest that took place earlier this year against this reduction in funding. This reduction in fees has affected all EMC campuses in the province.
Jean-Andre’ Deenik: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report stated that President Jacob Zuma needs to pay back a majority of the funds from taxpayer’s money on Nkandla Gate. The Democratic Alliance has now taken it into their hands to ensure that such payments are made and currently want a payment plan for all the upgrades to Nkandla that Zuma needs to refund.
Nicholas McGregor: The South African government has condemned the situation in Ukraine and Russia’s involvement.
They have urged the two countries to reach a peaceful solution before conflict ensues. The Department of International Relations recently released a statement.
Dr Badat has been vice-chancellor since 2006 and was the university’s first black vice-chancellor. It is as yet unclear who will replace him.
Youlendree Appasamy:Living in digs can be a great opportunity to incorporate eco-friendly tips and tricks into your student life. Activate has put together a short guide to help you live a more eco-friendly life this year.
Recycling is a cost-efficient way to reduce waste. Since 2011, Rhodes University has instituted a recycling collection service. The recycling service routes and drop-off points can be seen on this map. Alongside this university initiative, the Makana Municipality has a two-bag recycling system in place.
By David Mann: The annual Picture Pot event took place this Wednesday 2 October and saw a great turnout of students come through to check out some local art, have a few drinks and raise funds for a good cause.
Taking place at the Long Table on High Street, the event was organised by the Masincedane society to help raise funds for the work they do at soup kitchens within Grahamstown. Cameron Cordell, events manager for Masincedane said that although this was the first Picture Pot he’s been involved with, he was very happy with the night and with the way things went.
Leah Solomon: The month of August saw RMR celebrate 32 years of running, and the crowd at the party were feeling prouder than ever.
With good entertainment, ample drinks and great company, everyone at the event seemed to have a great time and ensured that the celebration was one to remember.
The SRC inauguration took place on Wednesday 28 August at Eden Grove. Once the Councillors were announced, the outgoing SRC said their oaths and took part in a candle-lighting ceremony, symbolising the passing on of the Rhodes leadership spirit. There were several musical items from the Rhodes Chamber Choir, Signature Sounds and Rhodes Melodies, which kept the tone of the evening light and ensured that candidates were not too nervous.
When Bense’s position was announced, he was visibly excited, speaking with a constant smile on his face. “The right people won and I have a lot of faith in the Council,” he said. “This year we did well, but I look forward to what we can achieve next year. I’m very excited.”
Rhea MacDonald: It’s Water Week at Rhodes University this week. With recent water outages causing much discontent across the campus and throughout areas of the town, the focus on water could not come at a more relevant time.