Category Alumni

A JMS tribute to Gavin Stewart

                                                                                                                                                                                       Rhodes JMS has decided to dedicate this post to all the wonderful tributes to the late, Gavin Stewart. He was an inspirational journalist, editor and academic which will be sorely missed after he lost his battle against cancer on Monday, 19 February 2014. Here are some tributes from friends and former students of Gavin: Prof. […]

Journalist, pop star, “kwaai diva”

“My pop alter ego is Umlilo, a sort of delinquent, space age, booty popping, flame throwing kwaai diva. My style is a potjie of many different influences that range from queer culture, street wise township flavour with a touch of afro-futurism and large doses of pop culture. I can’t even predict what Umlilo will do […]

Alumnus scoops environment award

A former Rhodes University journalism and history student is the winner of the corporate social investment/sustainability category at the 2013 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards for the northern region. Sipho Kings, environmental reporter for the Mail & Guardian, received the award for his story on “Bio fuel plant backfires on community”. Kings wrote this […]

Homeward bound graduate

After two years in China, countless adventures, and with a Master’s degree in global business journalism under his belt, Daniel Charvat has made a quick pit stop at Rhodes University to share his knowledge with students and lecturers. Charvat graduated from Rhodes University with a BA in English and Journalism and Media Studies in 2010 […]

Start spreading the news

Last week Friday Gino Shelile, a former TV student in the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies, went to New York to attend the UNAOC-EF Summer School in Tarrytown from 24 to 31 August. Shelile (23) was selected from more than 12 000 applicants globally to be one of 100 young adults coming […]

JMS alumnus produces quality multimedia content for M&G

Demelza Bush works as a photographer/videographer/reporter for the Mail & Guardian Online in Johannesburg, South Africa. She specialises in news and political stories, but has a passion for stories surrounding issues of human rights. Demelza was in the class of 2009 at Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies. She studied television and photojournalism. n 2012 she […]

JMS alumni are African Journalist finalists

Two Rhodes alumni are finalists in the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 competition. Nicola de Chaud, freelancer for Carte Blanche, and Thanduxolo Jika from the Media 24 Investigations Team, are two of the five finalists from South Africa. The competition, now in its eighteenth year, received entries from 42 countries across the continent and there […]