Letter to the Editor

August 3, 2009

By Chelsie Ouellette

Nelson Mandela once said, “Ask yourselves what you can do as global citizens in the fight against HIV and AIDS.” A team of students in Grahamstown, South Africa, have answered Mandela’s call to action. In just three short weeks, students studying with the Global PACT program at Rhodes University have created a radio show, airing on Radio Grahamstown, that will focus on social change. Masincedane Radio seeks to address the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS by providing a safe environment for community members to come together and support each other.
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Letter to the editor

May 19, 2009

Today I taped my mouth shut for the 1 in 9 campaign. I thought little about why I was doing it or why the entire event was taking place. All I knew was that it was time I stopped watching and started participating. This was my first event. Today was also the first time some people haven’t been able to look me in the eye. Today was the first time someone has deliberately crossed the street to avoid me. Today I watched people’s eyes slide over me like water over glass, taking in only the purple shirt and black tape. Twice I had people comment on the stupidity of what I was doing merely because I couldn’t answer back.

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Drugs, Sex and ’Goldfish’

May 18, 2008

By Lawrence Craig Bailie

Being a member of a Church that was disallowed from evangelising on campus during O-Week I became acutely aware of a number of first term news stories that were related in that they all reflected polar opposites of what we as a church promote. Read the rest of this entry »

I salute you, Captain Planet!

May 18, 2008

Hey there

I would like to publicly thank our SRC environmental rep, Kyle Langley, for
all he has done. I know it is a thankless job. It was inspiring to see him
in action during Environmental Week. Boy, that man never stops! He is always
on the move to make a positive change for the university. I know he has
sacrificed a lot of time he could have used for academics, so he deserves to
be praised. He often does things beyond his duty. He is the most motivated,
commited, helpful and enthusiastic SRC rep I have ever met. I had the
priviledge of getting to know him personally, and I can honestly say that
his heart is very pure. When we were voting for the SRC commitee last year,
I had not yet met him and I voted for my friend to be the environmental rep.
I am so glad that Kyle made it. I don’t think anyone else could do the job
as well as him, and the people who he has worked with will surely miss him
when his time is up. The changes he has made on this campus will last for

I salute you, Captain Planet!
Shellique Carby

Response to “A hot start to a cold spell”

May 18, 2008

Dear Editor

May I commend you on another good edition of activate, most particularly a
great article highlighting an excellent initiative by the basketball club
who have introduced basketball for differently abled players.

May I make one slight correction to the article entitled “A hot start to a
cold spell” focusing on field hockey.  In 2007 ABSA bank came on board as a
major sponsor of the Hockey, Cricket and Netball.  As part of the contracted
agreement, these three clubs are now officially termed the ABSA/Rhodes Clubs
– and to refer to them as anything other constitutes a breach of contract on
our part.  I would be most grateful if you would merely indicate erratum in
your next edition, and indicate that the “Hockey Club” should have read:
ABSA/Rhodes Hockey Club.

Many thanks, and keep up the great work for interesting Activate reads!

Yours sincerely

Janet Kelly

Health Suite Manager and Acting Head of Sport

Rhodes University