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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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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.
Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), arrives at Parliament wearing a hard hat and overall to show solidarity with coal mine workers. Schalk van Zuydam/AP Photo

For African politicians, fashion could mean more than just dress

From red berets to full-on cosplaying, leaders across the continent have a robust relationship with fashion.
Land reform strategies portray the land as uniform, static and independent from its social-environmental context. GettyImages

South Africa’s land reform policies need to embrace social, economic and ecological sustainability

South Africa's that current land reform strategies focus too narrowly on agricultural outcomes and transferred ownership - this undermines equitable and sustainable land reform.
The cast of Fela! performs during the 64th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in 2010 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage/Getty Images

The daughters and sons of Fela in African Pop

How do elements of Fela Kuti's music get reproduced by today's pop musicians?

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