34 An activist at heart alumnus beth vale heads to Oxford on a prestigious rhodes Scholarship. Page 27 An author of effective municipal management dr pravine Naidoo will pen legislation aimed at improving service delivery at the local government and municipal level. Page 28 Cities, cultures and sporting bids South african filmmaker Caroline rowland, was the creative strategy advisor behind the successful Sochi 2014 and pyeongChang 2018 Olympic bids. Page 29 In our sights meet the recipients of the 2011 Old rhodian and Emerging Old rhodian awards and hear who rhodes is honouring this year. Page 30


59 News at a glance Celebrating the global and social relevance of new initiatives at rhodes. Page 33 Top of their class Our student achievers never fail to impress. Page 38 Pushing the envelope a commitment to the transfer of knowledge sees academic staff members pushing the frontiers of research. Page 45 We are growing the knowledge economy vice-chancellor dr Saleem badat looks back on the highlights and challenges of the past academic year. Page 51 Qondakele Sompondo - the face of alumni relations and fundraising introducing our new alumni relations and fundraising manager. Page 54 August 2012 l Rhodos


Old Rhodian news

We are family ... Page 55 a spirited sense of fun prevails during the 2011 and 2012 reunion season. * rhodes alumni celebrate 50-year friendship * pieter dirk Uys and the Uk trust join forces * go purple on thursdays * the rhodes Chamber Choir turns 60 * the rhodes connection * Ors to the london Olympics The power of bequests tony granger, one of our Uk trustees explains how you can make a difference in the lives of others. Page 60 Enabling future generations professor rod walker speaks about the significance of the Old rhodian Union bursary awards. Page 61 1

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