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Rhodes University

Founded in 1904, Rhodes University is a well-established University located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

It is a small research intensive university which enjoys the distinction of having amongst the best undergraduate pass and graduation rates in South Africa, outstanding postgraduate success rates, and the best research output per academic staff member.

The University takes pride in its motto, Where Leaders Learn, and in producing graduates who are knowledgeable intellectuals, skilled professionals, and critical, caring and compassionate citizens who can contribute to economic and social development and an equitable, just and democratic society.


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Densas agregaciones de Pyura praeputilalis en la Bahía de Antofagasta, Chile. La barra coloreada en secciones blancas y rojas (10 centímetros cada) fue posicionada como escala. Marc Rius

¿Cómo predecir la expansión de una especie invasora a través de su ADN?

El piure alcanza la biomasa más alta jamás registrada en un animal intermareal y monopoliza todo el espacio disponible donde vive. La barra bicolor indica intervalos de 10 centímetros.
Informal head porter workers Percent Boatemaq (left) and Lusaka Fuseina (right) carrying goods on their heads at Agbogbloshie market in Accra, Ghana. Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images

The World Bank and IMF are using flawed logic in their quest to do away with the informal sector

Influential international actors like the World Bank and the IMF should focus on expanding social protection rather than focusing on eliminating the informal economy.
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La spectaculaire « course des sardines » de l'Afrique du Sud entraîne les poissons dans un piège écologique

Attirées par la remontée des eaux froides de l’océan indien, les sardines de l’Afrique du Sud restent piégées dans ces mêmes eaux une fois qu’elles redeviennent chaudes.
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South Africa’s massive ‘sardine run’ leads fish into an ecological trap

Sardines from the cold waters off South Africa’s Atlantic coast are attracted to cold water upwelling in the Indian Ocean. When the upwelling ends, they are trapped in water that is too warm for them.
Nigerian pop star D'banj performing on stage in London. Robin Little/Redferns/Getty

The perils of mixing music and politics in Nigeria

When pop star D'banj signed up to help get Goodluck Jonathan elected president, fans turned on him. But a hit song turned things around.


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