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Investec Rhodes Top 100 2015

Meet the Top 100 judges for 2015

Each Investec Rhodes Top 100 application is subjected to a rigorous judging process. Panels of judges are constituted for each award section and compare each application against a rubric. These judges are selected from across the university for their experience and expertise and kindly donating their time towards helping recognise the top students at Rhodes.

Dr Colleen Vassiliou Vassiliou is currently the Director of Student Affairs. She com- pleted a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Mathematics and an Honours degree in Psychology at the University of the Free State. She also holds a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and developed the VASSI Mathematical Proficiency test for her Doctoral Research. Dr Vassiliou is a Counselling Psychologist and first joined the Rhodes staff in 2009 as Head of the Counselling Centre. In 2011 she was appointed Manager of Student Wellness. In this capacity she oversaw the running of the Counselling, Health Care, Careers and HIV divisions.

Eric Ofei During his years at Rhodes, Ofei has served in most of the stu- dent governance roles available at Rhodes, such as the House Com- mittee for Cory House, Senior Student of Founders Hall, Chair of both the West and East African Societies, Humanities Faculty Representative and the SRC President. He currently works as the SRC Liaison Officer.

Sarah Green Green currently works as Acting Manager of the Rhodes Uni- versity Counselling Centre. She has previously worked as a Social Worker at the King William’s Town Children’s Home and holds a Master of Social Sciences degree in Counselling Psychology. Green has been involved with the Career Centre for some time as both a Counselling Psychologist and as the Manager of the Career Centre.

Christine Lewis Lewis is currently the Acting Manager of the Rhodes University Career Centre.

Ncebakazi Ntsokota Ncebakazi Ntsokota is currently an intern at the Rhodes Univer- sity Career Centre.

Veronica Moodley Moodley is currently the Courtenay-Latimer Hall Warden and House Warden of Oriel House and Oriel Annexe. She is also the Manager of Student Services under the Division of Student Affairs. She is currently registered for Masters (by thesis) in Sociology Development Studies. In 2010, she was one of the finalists for the Grahamstown Citizen of the Year award.

Noma Mrwetyana Mrwetyana is currently the Acting Manager of Student Well- ness at the Rhodes University Counselling Centre. She previously worked as a teacher before pursuing a career in Psychology, and registered as a Counselling Psychologist in 2007. She holds several qualifications, including an Advanced Certificate in Labour Law from Unisa, an Honours in Social Sciences from Rhodes Univer- sity and a Masters in Psychology from the University of Fort Hare. Mrwetyana set up her own private practice before being appointed as a Student Counsellor at Walter Sisulu University. She joined the Rhodes Counselling Centre in 2012.

Professor Gary Gordon Gordon is currently serving as the Head of Department of Drama at Rhodes University. He has worked in many areas of theatre and dance but specialises in choreography, physical perfor- mance and contemporary dance. Gordon obtained a BA Honours in Drama with distinction from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He then went on to receive a Masters Degree in choreography, specialising in Dance Studies from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. From 2010-2014, he worked as the Head of Academic Studies at the School of Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He also served on the selec- tion panel for the Hong Kong Dance Awards. In 1993, he founded the First Physical Theatre Company in South Africa.

Siyabulela Magopeni Magopeni is the Manager of Rhodes Sports Administration. He was promoted in April of this year after holding the position of assistant manager since 2012. Magopeni graduated from NMMU with a national diploma in Sports Management in 2005. Magopeni was the Students assistant in cricket administration at NMMU, grounds manager for SASSU cricket week in 2003 and participated at a first team level in both cricket and athletics.

Susan Smailes Smailes has been the Director of Special Projects in the Vice Chancellor’s Office since 2010. She is currently the Legal Advisor to the Vice Chancellor and has previously held the positions of Head of the Office of University Industrial Relations Advisor and Director of Industrial Relations at Wits. After receiving her LLB at Rhodes in 1995, she went on to complete an LLM through Wits in 2000. Smailes has been a guest lecturer for the Rhodes Law Faculty and has been part of the Rhodes Masters Rowing Crew. Addition- ally, she is a registered social worker and sits as the chairperson of the Grahamstown Child Welfare Board.

Sphe Nhlenyama Nhlenyama currently works as the Graduate Recruitment con- tact person in the Rhodes University Career Centre.

Thandi Mzizi Mzizi is the current Advocacy Officer of HIV/AIDS for staff and students at Rhodes. He has previously been the Director of Thandi’s Research, Training and Development CC and an Assistant Director for HIV/AIDS at the Department of Economic Development and Tourism for the Western Cape Provincial Administration. Mzizi completed his Bachelor of Social Science in Industrial Psychol- ogy and Industrial Sociology in 1999 and received his Masters of Philosophy in HIV/AIDS and the world of work from Stellenbosch University in 2006.

Janine Harris Harris is the joint Warden of the Oppidan Hall in conjunction with her husband, Raymond. She is also the manager of Rhodes University’s Housekeeping services, which employs over 90 people to ensure the cleanliness and continued state of repair of the furniture in the university’s residences.

Professor Owen Skae Skae is the Director of the Rhodes Business School, appointed 1 January 2010. He is a graduate of Rhodes University (MCom) and Durham University (MBA). He is formerly an Associate Professor in Managerial Accounting & Finance at the School of Accounting at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he taught from 1996 to 2006. Prior to his appointment as Director of the Rhodes Business School, he worked for the Geneva-based International Trade Centre, the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. He is currently President of the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA). He is the volume editor of Managerial Finance, published by LexisNexis, now in its 7th edition. A keen sportsman, he is a member of the Seven Continents Marathon Club.

Professor Gavin Fraser Since moving to Rhodes in July 2008, Fraser has taught microeconomics to first year students, environmental economics to third year and honours students. He obtained a Masters in Economics and Agricultural Economics from Rhodes University and went on to receive a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Stellenbosch University. In addition, seven PhD studies and 17 Masters dissertations that were completed under his supervision have been awarded.

Peta Myers Myers has been lecturing in the Department of Accounting at Rhodes University since 2007. She obtained a BCom Honours (Financial Accounting) through UNISA, and then studied through Rhodes, completing a PGDHE and a Master’s degree in Education. Myers is currently enrolled for a PhD with a focus of Accounting Education. Myers has sat on numerous university committees and is the former warden of Thomas Pringle and John Kotze, as well as former hall warden of St Mary’s hall. Myers has presented her research findings at many conferences, regional, national and international. She loves to travel, especially with her two children.

The Oppidan Press judges Deputy Editor: Leila Stein Online Editor: Liam Stout Chief Sub-Editor: Kate Jennings Assistant Sports Editor: Leonard Solms Marketing Manager: Leila Kidson Financial Manager: Likho Sithole

Message from Investec

Yet another cohort of young achievers is recognised and celebrated through the Investec Rhodes Top 100. As always, this an exciting time not only for The Oppidan Press, Rhodes and Investec as partners but also for the deserving award recipients. It is exciting as it is an acknowledgement and celebration of individuals. We celebrate those for whom good was never enough, as they strived for excellence. We celebrate those who un- derstand that success is no destination but needs to be constantly pursued as we never really arrive. It’s a celebra- tion of those who have long accepted that being ordinary robs them of the opportunity to be out of the ordinary. Simply put, the Investec Rhodes Top 100 is a celebration of choice, passion, hard work, perseverance and positive actions. On behalf of Investec, I wish to congratulate all those listed this year – well done to all of you! You deserve all the applause, recognition and moment of fame, enjoy the time and experience. Being listed here is recognition of your amazing potential and talents – what is important though, is for you to continue to work to your potential and associated talents, making meaningful contributions aimed at the betterment of your life, country and indeed the world. May you be an inspiration to many. Continue to be role models to others where your achievements will be con- firmation of countless possibilities around us – reminding all of us that where there is a will there is a way. Going forward, the world has high expectations of you and I have no doubt you will achieve and exceed some of these expectations – good luck! To The Oppidan Press and Rhodes, thanks for partnering with us in the creation of such a wonderful platform that not only recognises performance but actually celebrates people and their achievements.

Setlogane Manchidi Head, Investec Corporate Social Investments

Message from the DSA

As the Director of Student Affairs (DSA) I would like to congratulate each of the Top 100 winners for achieving excellence in their respective categories. Rhodes University is proud to celebrate students who [are] role model[s] [of] values of commitment, dedication, leadership and excellence. The Division of Student Af- fairs wishes to celebrate this outstanding achievement recognising that no achieve- ment occurs without hours of hard work. ‘Nothing comes easy, and behind every success are hours of plain hard work. Sounds intimidating, but a simple shift in attitude can turn mediocre into incredible’ – Richard St. John. We trust that other students will be inspired when they see the achievement of their fellow peers, and will, too, strive to optimise their potential. The DSA would like to thank Investec for a partnership that is of great benefit, not only to our students but to Rhodes University. The DSA would also like to acknowl- edge the Career Centre staff for their willingness to facilitate the Top 100 process and, lastly, the Top 100 event would not be as celebrated if it weren’t for The Oppidan Press.

Dr Colleen Vassiliou Director of Student Affairs

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Arts, Culture, Media and Society

Investec Rhodes Top 100 2015

Culture, Media and Society Investec Rhodes Top 100 2015 This category is aimed at those students
Culture, Media and Society Investec Rhodes Top 100 2015 This category is aimed at those students
Culture, Media and Society Investec Rhodes Top 100 2015 This category is aimed at those students
Culture, Media and Society Investec Rhodes Top 100 2015 This category is aimed at those students
Culture, Media and Society Investec Rhodes Top 100 2015 This category is aimed at those students

This category is aimed at those students involved in the cultural world, from performing arts to visual arts and journalism. We aim to award those who display excellence, talent and leadership in their field.

display excellence, talent and leadership in their field. Bracken Lee-Rudolph Lee-Rudolph is a second-year student

Bracken Lee-Rudolph

Lee-Rudolph is a second-year student studying Journalism and Media Studies and Psychology. He has served as the media representative for the Rhodes Archery Club and Gamesoc, and has recently been appointed chairperson of Gamesoc. He has also served as the Scitech Editor of The Oppidan Press since March 2014, until recently, when he was appointed Managing Editor. Outside of university, he contributes to local video game website, #egmr (egmr.net) and aspires to one day work full-time in the video games industry.

to one day work full-time in the video games industry. Sarah Jesse Middleton Middleton is 20

Sarah Jesse Middleton

Middleton is 20 years old and currently a full-time student at Rhodes University. She is completing her majors of Journalism and Organisational Psychology and plans on doing her Honours in Organisational Psychology next year. She was born in East London and dreams of owning her own media production company one day. She worked for the SRC Media Team as a writer and photographer in her first year before joining The Oppidan Press as a photographer and sub-editor. She was later chosen as the OppiTV Managing Editor for 2015.

Commerce and Finance

This award is a special award sponsored by Investec to recognise students who have excelled in the Rhodes University Commerce Faculty.

who have excelled in the Rhodes University Commerce Faculty. Jessica Burger Burger is currently in her

Jessica Burger

Burger is currently in her third year of

a Bachelor of Business Science degree.

As a top academic achiever, she has been inducted in the Golden Key Honours Society and earned a spot on the Dean’s List for academic merit last year. She has also tutored various subjects including Economics 202, Biostatics and Stats 1D. In addition, she is currently a Commerce Faculty Council Student Representative and has recently been invited to apply for the Allan Gray Internship. Outside of university, she works at GeeTown Aupairs, tutoring Grade Six Mathematics.

works at GeeTown Aupairs, tutoring Grade Six Mathematics. Byron Chadwick Chadwick is currently enrolled in his

Byron Chadwick

Chadwick is currently enrolled in his third year of a Bachelor of Business Science degree at Rhodes. He has worked as a Statistics tutor since the beginning of last year and plans on tutoring Econometrics and Economics next year. Last year, he was invited to take part in the Allan Gray Academic Achievement Awards. He has also held various leadership positions in his time at Rhodes including Sports Representative and sub-warden in Centenary House, and captain of the Rhodes Men’s tennis team. After completing his studies, he hopes to work on Wall Street.

completing his studies, he hopes to work on Wall Street. Venencia Tendai Chikudo Chikudo is a

Venencia Tendai Chikudo

Chikudo is a Zimbabwean student in her second year. She maintained a strong academic record throughout

her first year and was invited to join the Golden Key Honours Society. She was also placed on the Dean’s List for academic merit. She is currently

a tutor for Accounting 102 and Stats 1D and tutored Theory of Finance

last semester. In her residence, Milner House, she serves as both academic representative and treasurer. As academic representative, she organised for the Milner House committee to shadow at Spur for an evening with

a portion of the money earned going towards the Give5 campaign.

of the money earned going towards the Give5 campaign. Scott Darroch Darroch is a full time

Scott Darroch

Darroch is a full time student at Rhodes and is studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is currently triple-majoring in Information Systems, Economics, and Management. He has been inducted into the Golden Key Honours Society

and also serves the treasurer of the Rhodes Wine Tasting Society. As treasurer he gained valuable skills in managing finances and organising events. He is also a director and shareholder of Amico Estates, a business that he helped establish. The business has grown successfully and

Darroch and his partner are looking to purchase a 1 700 hectare property of their own.

looking to purchase a 1 700 hectare property of their own. James Foulkes Foulkes is a

James Foulkes

Foulkes is a third year BCom Accounting student. He was selected for the Dean’s List for Academic Merit in 2013 and 2014, as well as receiving the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Top Student in Accounting award and being placed first in the Allan Gray Academic Achievement Awards in 2013. He is the current financial manager of Activate. He received the Jardine Award, which goes to the top student in the Commerce faculty, in 2014. He received the Alfred Beit Scholarship, Rhodes Scholarship, Rhodes Governor’s Scholarship and Mather Pike scholarship in 2014.

Scholarship and Mather Pike scholarship in 2014. Dane Grobler Grobler is a Durban-born third year BCom

Dane Grobler

Grobler is a Durban-born third year BCom Management student. He is

a student ambassador for Microsoft

at Rhodes University. He, along with four others on his team, have created and coordinated Microsoft product oriented workshops in order to assist students. In this year, he has been the

class representative for Management

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1 and Professional Communications as well as the Commerce Faculty Representative. He has been accepted for Management Honours in 2016. He plans to complete his Honours degree and start his own business.

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Oppidan Press 7 October 2015 Investec Rhodes Top 100 2015 Nothando Flora Muziki Muziki is currently

Nothando Flora Muziki

Muziki is currently a third year BCom Accounting student. In her first year, she was placed on the Dean’s Academic Merit list. She received the Beit Trust bursary in 2015, and a provisional offer for a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting for 2016. In her second year she was a Theory of Finance and Statistics 1D tutor. She has been a Ncedana mentor this year. Muziki is also currently the Golden Key Profes- sional Development Officer for Rhodes University and has helped coordinate and plan the Golden Toast event this year, in collaboration with the Rhodes Toastmasters.

this year, in collaboration with the Rhodes Toastmasters. Nobuhle Ndebele Ndebele is in her third year

Nobuhle Ndebele

Ndebele is in her third year of a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry. In 2014, she joined the Rhodes community engagement programme and tutored Physical Science at GADRA Education, with two of her students coming in the Top 10 at the school. GADRA also nominated her for the RUCE volunteer of the year award. She has also been heavily involved in the outreach and tutoring programme run by her residence, Dingemans House.

tutoring programme run by her residence, Dingemans House. Mlondolozi Gift Sandi Sandi was the Community Engagement

Mlondolozi Gift Sandi

Sandi was the Community Engagement Representative on the SRC for 2015 and has just been elected to the office of Secretary General for 2016. He served as a student leader in the Rhodes Community Engagement programme in 2013 and 2014, and his contributions were recognised through a student leader award and a gold award for outstanding community engagement work in 2014. He has also received community engagement awards from both his residence and dining hall.

engagement awards from both his residence and dining hall. Tshegofatso Tshifhango Tshifhango grew up in Pretoria

Tshegofatso Tshifhango

Tshifhango grew up in Pretoria where she attended Laudium Primary School before returning to Mpumalanga to complete high school in 2011 at Hoer- skool Sybrand van Niekerk. Entering Rhodes University in 2012, Tshifhango was admitted to an Extended Studies Programme in Commerce and was in the top 10 of her class that year. She served as a sports representative of Atherstone House in 2013 and was awarded a Student Volunteer Award by RUCE and a Community Engagement Award by the Rhodes University SRC. She is currently serving as President of Enactus at Rhodes University.

serving as President of Enactus at Rhodes University. Ndyebo Nomatye Nomatye started getting involved in community

Ndyebo Nomatye

Nomatye started getting involved in community engagement activities in his first year. He started working at Beedz, a computer skills development programme for women run by the River of Life Church. In his second year, he planned and started a similar course at GADRA Education which he still teaches along with three other tutors. He is the current Community Engagement Representative for Miriam Makeba Hall and has been actively involved with the Eluxolweni Shelter.

Sports

This category aims to award those students who not only excel physically on the Rhodes sports fields but also show leadership qualities in their chosen sport, or in the sports community as a whole.

Community Engagement

This award is given to those students who go above and beyond their academic duties in order to improve the lives of those around them. These students are actively involved in the upliftment of the community and are leaders in active involvement and positive change.

and are leaders in active involvement and positive change. Thandiswa Nqowana Nqowana is a third year

Thandiswa Nqowana

Nqowana is a third year Bachelor of Sciences student majoring in Microbiology and Biochemistry. Since her first year, she has been part of her residence community engagement programme, which involves tutoring English for Grade 6 students at Samuel Ntsiko Primary School. She has worked at GADRA Education for the last two years tutoring physics to their matric students. She also offers extra lessons on the weekends to GADRA students and acts as a mentor to one of them. This year, she has volunteered at Little Flower Day Care Centre.

year, she has volunteered at Little Flower Day Care Centre. Zweli Hlatshwayo Hlatshwayo was born in

Zweli Hlatshwayo

Hlatshwayo was born in Swaziland and describes himself as always being a “team player”. He has coached the Rhodes Pool Club since 2013, as well as serving as its treasurer and captaining its first team. He has also represented the Eastern Cape at the 8-ball Nationals twice, in 2012 and 2013 respectively. He has received Sports Half Colours twice and has sat on the Student Sports Council. This year, he has played right back for the joint Cory/Matthews House soccer team that won the internal league and the league knock-out tournament.

won the internal league and the league knock-out tournament. Azola Benita Dorothea Bobo Bobo is a

Azola Benita Dorothea Bobo

Bobo is a hard-working Rhodes University graduate and student. Her approach to community engagement can be summarised as “Building bridges, breaking barriers”. From 2010 to 2012, she ran a computer skills programme for women in Grahamstown through the River of Life church. She was the Community Engagement Representative for Thomas Pringle House in 2011 and joined the Rhodes Community Engagement programme in 2014 as a tutor at Imkamva Youth. This year, she was elected to run the Joza Youth Hub PC training programme.

was elected to run the Joza Youth Hub PC training programme. Sarah Catherine Roberts Roberts is

Sarah Catherine Roberts

Roberts is in the penultimate year of her LLB. She is the founder of the JJH Educational Project, which tutors 107 children at the Jehovah Jireh Haven in Alexandria. She has managed to raise tens of thousands of rands to support the society and is still actively involved as the chairperson of the society. JJH won Best New Society and Best Semester Report in 2014. She has also been involved in Legal Activism but her focus is on JJH.

been involved in Legal Activism but her focus is on JJH. Marcus Nel Nel has always

Marcus Nel

Nel has always had a passion for rugby and was encouraged by his step-father, who used to play for the Zimbabwean national team. Nel has since played for both the Zimbabwean Under-18 and Under-20 sides himself. During

this time, he played in two IRB Junior World Trophy qualifiers and played at the Junior World Trophy tournament in 2011 in Georgia. He has represented the Rhodes Under-21 team and the 1st XV since 2012. He captained the Under-21 side in 2013 and is the Vice- Chairman of the rugby committee for

2015.

and is the Vice- Chairman of the rugby committee for 2015. Robyn McQueen McQueen worked at

Robyn McQueen

McQueen worked at an outdoor leadership camp in 2011, guiding teams of school children and corporate groups through outdoor activities and leadership theory while living in a Game Reserve. In 2012, she taught at her old high school, Westville Girls. She is one of the co-founders of the Grahamstown Clothing Collective and Grahamstown Street Services. She has also been an active volunteer with Inkwenkwezi, the JJH Educational Project and GADRA Education.

the JJH Educational Project and GADRA Education. Reginald Victor Runyoro Runyoro was born in Tanzania and

Reginald Victor Runyoro

Runyoro was born in Tanzania and

is doing a BA triple majoring in

Anthropology, General Sociology and History. In 2013, he was elected as the community engagement representative for the Zoology Society. He currently holds the same position for the Namibian Society. He is also a student volunteer with the Rhodes Community Engagement programme where he volunteers at Fikizolo and Good Shepherd Primary Schools. Runyoro is also a student volunteer for Children of the Soil.

is also a student volunteer for Children of the Soil. Murray Roodt Roodt joined the rowing

Murray Roodt

Roodt joined the rowing club in 2013 and was selected for the 1st 8 for that year’s Boat Race, placing 3rd overall. This year, he was selected for the 1st 4 which won both the coxed and coxless race at the USSA sprints,

a first for Rhodes rowing. Based on

this performance, he was chosen for the Blue Boat made up of the best eight rowers at the regatta. His 4 was elected to represent South Africa at the international student games in South Korea where they came 9th. In September, he was appointed as the

rowing club’s Vice-President.

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Kudzayi Michael Zvidzayi

Zvidzayi was the national Taekwondo champion in 2014 and was awarded Taekwondo Veritas Chang Hon Ryu National Colours. He has also received provincial colours and Rhodes Half Colours for both 2014 and 2015. He has been selected to represent the Eastern Cape at the South African National Championships this year. He is also a member of the Rhodes rifle club and has participated in both national and provincial shooting tournaments. He also helps run the community engagement programme for the Taekwondo club.

the community engagement programme for the Taekwondo club. Marc David Lovatt Lovatt is a final year

Marc David Lovatt

Lovatt is a final year LLB student working as a student assistant at Kingswood College. He served as the Academic Representative for College House in 2012 and received a Residence Merit Scholarship in 2013 and 2014. He was elected as the President of the Rhodes Football Club in 2013 and ran the Internal League in 2013 and 2014. During the last five years, he has played for and managed several teams in the Internal League, most recently Abu Dhabi. He has been placed on the Dean’s Merit List in the Law Faculty.

been placed on the Dean’s Merit List in the Law Faculty. Melinda Moyo Moyo is currently

Melinda Moyo

Moyo is currently studying towards an Honours degree in Organisational Psychology. She is a sub-warden at Lilian Britten House and is a graduate assistant for third years in the Psychology department. She was the Academic Representative at Lilian Britten House, Secretary for the Golden Key Society and class representative for Organisational Psychology. She graduated with a distinction and was awarded the John O’Meara Prize for graduating top of Organisational Psychology 3. She is a holder of the Andrew Mellon Scholarship and Academic Half Colours.

General Excellence

The General Excellence Award is presented to candidates who have excelled in a number of avenues available to a Rhodes University student. Specifically for those students who have not one but many talents, this award goes to students who manage to juggle several aspects of student life, excelling in each.

juggle several aspects of student life, excelling in each. Diana Machingaidze Machingaidze is a final year

Diana Machingaidze

Machingaidze is a final year LLB student, an Assistant Prosecutor for Rhodes and a Legal Theory 1 tutor and graduate assistant. She won the Penultimate Year Moot Competition- Internal at Rhodes and also won the national Child Law Moot Competition at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein, for which she was only given one night to prepare. She also represented Rhodes at the European Law Students Association International Trade Law Competition in Switzerland. She aspires to be a leading advocate in the near future.

She aspires to be a leading advocate in the near future. Mbonisi Ncube Ncube is currently

Mbonisi Ncube

Ncube is currently working on his MSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and is the Teaching Assistant for Pharmaceu- tical Biochemistry. He was the 2011 Rhodes University Pharmacy Students’ Association (RUPSA) Entertainment Representative, the 2011 and 2012 RUPSA President and a South African Pharmacy Student Federation commit- tee member in 2012. He has presented at many national and international pharmacy conferences. Ncube worked on the Transnet-Phelophepa Health train in Bloemfontein this year which aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life in rural South Africa through the healthcare system.

of life in rural South Africa through the healthcare system. Nokukhanya Bonani Bonani was a senior

Nokukhanya Bonani

Bonani was a senior student at Truro House in 2012 and a Hall Senior Student for Allan Webb Hall in 2013. She was the Secretary General for the Rhodes branch of the Black Manage- ment Forum in 2014. She currently sits on the provincial committee as the Deputy Chairperson. She has tutored in the Sociology Department. She works as a conference commit- tee coordinator at Rhodes and helped run the Curriculum Transformation conference earlier this year. She has a passion for leadership and cultivating platforms for students to unlock their potential academically and socially.

to unlock their potential academically and socially. Nkateko Governor Manganye Manganye is a final year Allan

Nkateko Governor Manganye

Manganye is a final year Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Candidate Fel- low. He served as the Treasurer for Golden Key and the Student Christian Organisation. He was also the Head of Music for Voice of Glory. Manganye recently completed a mentoring course with CHERTL and mentored a group of first year commerce extended stud- ies students. He currently tutors both Economics 2 and Accounting 1. He also ran and hosted a Worship Night fundraiser in conjunction with the SRC to fund bus tickets for students to return home over the short vacation.

tickets for students to return home over the short vacation. Farirai Charlene Nengare Nengare is a

Farirai Charlene Nengare

Nengare is a fourth year student studying Honours in Management. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce with Academic Half Colours and was on the Dean’s Merit List. She has played for the Rhodes Ladies 1st team hockey for the past three years. She has been a committee member of the Hockey Club for the past two years as a Community Engagement officer and a Secretary and Transport Officer. She has tutored Management 2 for the last two years, coached both hockey and tennis at the Diocesan School for Girls (DSG) and is currently a student assistant at DSG.

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a student assistant at DSG. Investec Rhodes Top 100 2015 Kerstin Hall Hall came to Rhodes

Kerstin Hall

Hall came to Rhodes after receiving a scholarship for finishing in the top 15 in the De Beers English Olympiad. She was the Academic Representative for Hobson House in 2013 and 2014, dur- ing which Hobson became the number one academic residence at Rhodes. This year, she is one of Hobson’s sub-wardens. She founded the Ink Society in 2013 as a home for creative writing at Rhodes and has served as its chairperson since. She has been on the Dean’s List and received academic Half Colours for the last three years. Hall has won the Maureen Pyott essay writing prize twice.

Hall has won the Maureen Pyott essay writing prize twice. Koaile Reitumetse Monaheng Monaheng is a

Koaile Reitumetse Monaheng

Monaheng is a Bachelor of Social Sci- ences student interested in diplomacy, politics and international studies who hails from Lesotho. In his first year he received the Fort Calata Commu- nity Engagement and Environmental Awareness trophy from his residence. In 2014 he was elected as the Calata House senior student and managed their residence soccer team, Hilltop FC. He currently serves as one of the Calata sub-wardens. Monaheng has been heavily involved in the Rhodes pool club as a media officer in 2013 and managed the 1st team in 2014.

as a media officer in 2013 and managed the 1st team in 2014. Ida Lisa Anyango

Ida Lisa Anyango Okeyo

Okeyo was born in Kenya but has since relocated to South Africa. She is studying a Masters in Pharmacy and was featured on the Dean’s Merit List from 2011 to 2013. She also received Academic Colours in 2013. Okeyo is a winner of the Michael Kapelus Memo- rial Prize which is awarded to the best all-round pharmacy graduate. She has presented at two national conferences in 2014 and 2015. She is currently the Secretary of the Golden Key Society and the community engagement leader for the postgraduate liaison subcom- mittee. She also works as clinical technician at the Biopharmaceutical Research Institute.

technician at the Biopharmaceutical Research Institute. Zweli Hlatshwayo Hlatshwayo was born in Swaziland. He

Zweli Hlatshwayo

Hlatshwayo was born in Swaziland.

He describes himself as always being

a “team player”. He has coached the

Rhodes Pool Club since 2013 and served as treasurer and captain. He has also represented the Eastern Cape at the 8-ball Nationals in 2012 and 2013. Hlatshwayo has received Sports Half Colours twice and has sat on the Student Sports Council. This year, he played right back for the joint Cory/ Matthews House soccer team that won the internal league and the league knockout tournament. He believes his passion for sports grew when he was introduced to pool.

his passion for sports grew when he was introduced to pool. Keamogetswe Kay Mosiane Mosiane, a

Keamogetswe Kay Mosiane

Mosiane, a National School of the Arts graduate, is doing her Bachelor of Mu- sic at Rhodes. She captained the Rhodes Vocal Ensemble in 2013 and 2014. She served as a sub-warden of Allan Gray House in 2014 and 2015. Mosiane was also the Sports Representative for Allan Gray. She has worked on the Interna- tional Executive Committee since 2013 and helped organise the International Parade and Africa Ball. She is the lead singer of the band Cookin’ ‘n Steamin’ and has been a lead cast member for the Simply Broadway show at the National Arts Festival in 2013 and 2014.

show at the National Arts Festival in 2013 and 2014. Jonathan Mark Rawlins Rawlins is studying

Jonathan Mark Rawlins

Rawlins is studying towards a Masters in Science. During his undergraduate degree, he won the RL Threlfell Prize for Economics and the JVL Rennie Prize for Geography. He also won the VS Forbes Prize for the Best Honours Research Project and the Kendall Scholarship for the 2nd Top Rhodes

University Graduate. He played for the Rhodes 1st XV for years and captained

it in 2014 as well as represented the

Rhodes cricket 1st XI for two years. In

2012, he worked as a sub-warden at College House.

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Oppidan Press 7 October 2015 Investec Rhodes Top 100 2015 Ben Rule Rule is a final

Ben Rule

Rule is a final year LLB student. He has represented Rhodes at the European Law Students Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition in Switzerland and at the LexisNexis Mock Trial Competition last year. He was awarded Best Orator at the African Regional Round I for the ELSA competition. He was a sub- warden at Joe Slovo House for two years. He was the Opinion Editor for The Oppidan Press in 2014. Also in 2014, he won the Watch The Throne rap competition. He will be completing his articles at Norton Rose Fulbright in Johannesburg in 2016.

articles at Norton Rose Fulbright in Johannesburg in 2016. Gorata Chengeta Chengeta is a final year

Gorata Chengeta

Chengeta is a final year Bachelor of Journalism student at Rhodes Univer- sity. She is currently the chairperson of the Gender Action Project (GAP) society and was the vice-chairperson of GAP in 2014. She is also involved in the 2015 Silent Protest Planning com- mittee. In 2014, Chengeta served as a sub-warden and a mentor in Amina Cachalia House. She received a Com- munity Engagement Gold Award for Excellence for her work as a student volunteer in 2013. Chengeta headed the Community Engagement portfolio in AC’s house committee in 2014.

Engagement portfolio in AC’s house committee in 2014. Simphiwe Gumede Gumede believes that he embodies Rhodes

Simphiwe Gumede

Gumede believes that he embodies Rhodes University’s slogan: “Where leaders learn”. Gumede demonstrated leadership in residence as a sports representative in 2012 and a sub- warden in 2013 and 2014. He was the chairperson of the Anglican society in 2012 and a committee member in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Gumede was also awarded the 2014 Top All Rounder award in Lillian Ngoyi Hall. He has been an internal soccer league referee since 2012 and is currently a Law library assistant. Gumede is a Student Representative Defence Councillor.

Gumede is a Student Representative Defence Councillor. Kudzayi Michael Zvidzayi Zvidzayi was the national Taekwondo

Kudzayi Michael Zvidzayi

Zvidzayi was the national Taekwondo champion in 2014 and was awarded Taekwondo Veritas Chang Hon Ryu National Colours. He also received provincial colours and Rhodes Half Colours for both 2014 and 2015. He has been selected to represent the Eastern Cape at the South African National Championships this year. He is also a member of the Rhodes Rifle Club and has participated in both national and provincial shooting tournaments. He helps run the community engagement programme for the Taekwondo club.

the community engagement programme for the Taekwondo club. Anthony Davidovics Davidovics is currently completing an

Anthony Davidovics

Davidovics is currently completing an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics. He hopes to obtain a Masters degree in the future. As both Sub-Warden and Senior Student of his residence, Davidovics has demonstrated a level of dedication and commitment towards his duties. In 2014 Davidovics was selected to complete the second half of his Honours degree at Leicester University as part of the Rhodes Exchange programme.

University as part of the Rhodes Exchange programme. Stuart Lewis Lewis is a final year Bachelor

Stuart Lewis

Lewis is a final year Bachelor of Journal- ism student specialising in Digital Media. He is the current Editor-in-Chief for The Oppidan Press and an Allan Gray Orbis Candidate Fellow. He previously worked as Assistant Online Editor, Online Editor and Deputy Editor. He has presented twice at the Varsity National News Conference on the organisation’s behalf. He has also served as the Administra- tion Manager, Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the Gender Action Project. He has had work published in Mail & Guard- ian, The Daily Vox and City Press among others and has several independent film production credits to his name.

Student Leadership

This award recognises leadership potential as well as extraordinary extramural contributions or achievements by students. Receiving this award is a special honour. A maximum of 25 candidates are selected to be recipients of the award each year.

are selected to be recipients of the award each year. Megan de Jager De Jager started

Megan de Jager

De Jager started at Rhodes University in 2013. She is in the process of completing her undergraduate degree. Throughout de Jager’s academic career, she has taken on a wide variety of leadership roles. She served as the Chairperson of the Hellenic Student Association. She worked as a Theory of Finance and Statistics tutor at Rhodes University. She is also one of the founders of the Grahamstown Clothing Collective. She was on the Dean’s List and a recipient of the Allan Gray top achiever award for all three years of her undergrad. She also holds Academic Half Colours.

of her undergrad. She also holds Academic Half Colours. Jason Manyenyeni In his first year, Manyenyeni

Jason Manyenyeni

In his first year, Manyenyeni was admitted into the exclusive 4-year LLB stream after meeting the academic requirements. As a result, he has been enrolled as a full-time LLB student. Manyenyeni studied Law 2 and Law 3 simultaneously. He has served as President of Golden Key and Secretary of the Law Society and is the President elect for the Law Society in 2016. He has also served as Head Student and sub-warden in Jan Smuts. He has excelled in the Law Faculty as a Moot and a mock trial specialist and is the elected Faculty Representative as well as a commercial law tutor.

Faculty Representative as well as a commercial law tutor. Amy Barclay Barclay started her undergraduate degree

Amy Barclay

Barclay started her undergraduate degree at Rhodes University in 2011. She majored in Geography and Zoology in 2013. She went on to receive an Honours Degree in Environmental Water Management in 2014. Barclay is currently working towards a Masters degree, which she hopes to complete in a year. She is studying the importance of wetlands with regards to water resources. Barclay’s studies recognise the enormity of water issues that South Africa faces.

the enormity of water issues that South Africa faces. Pedro Fernandes Fernandes started his academic career

Pedro Fernandes

Fernandes started his academic career in 2010 at Rhodes University. He completed a BA degree majoring in Legal Theory and Linguistics. Fernandes thrived in leadership roles in residency at Goldfields as well as the Black Lawyers Association, from being Hall Head Student and coordinating the Environmental Fashion Show to being a part of Debating sub- committee and a group leader for Legal Activism. He is currently in his final year of the LLB degree.

He is currently in his final year of the LLB degree. Fredy Mashate Mashate developed a

Fredy Mashate

Mashate developed a passion for social change through serving as a Wellness Leader for the Rhodes Counselling Centre in 2012. In addition, Mashate acted as the Counselling representative in his residence, monitoring academic, spiritual, physical, mental and social wellness or his fellow residents. As well as providing this service, he also offered guidance for students studying law in his position as Mentor at the Law Clinic in 2014.

law in his position as Mentor at the Law Clinic in 2014. Azola Benita Dorothea Bobo

Azola Benita Dorothea Bobo

Bobo’s approach to community engagement can be described as “building bridges, breaking barriers”. Bobo was the Community Engagement Representative for Thomas Pringle House in 2011. She joined the Rhodes community engagement programme in 2014 and was a a tutor at Imkamva Youth. Bobo further involved herself through the River of Life Church by running a computer skills programme from 2010 to 2012 for women in Grahamstown. In 2015, she was elected to run the Joza Youth Hub PC training programme.

was elected to run the Joza Youth Hub PC training programme. Carissa Govender Govender obtained a

Carissa Govender

Govender obtained a BA Honours with distinction. She is a Masters candidate in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. She was a sub-warden at Allan Gray House for two years, and the Community Engagement Rep for Drostdy Hall. She has worked for Cue Media and Think!Fest, covering the National Arts Festival since 2013. Govender was placed on the Dean’s List three years in a row, received Academic Colours and is a member of the Golden Key society. She received the Rhodes University Prestigious Masters Scholar- ship for 2015. Govender has presented her research at the South African Com- munication Association conference.

at the South African Com- munication Association conference. Zikisa Maqubela Maqubela is a BCom Accounting and

Zikisa Maqubela

Maqubela is a BCom Accounting and Economics Graduate currently completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Management. Maqubela is the current SRC President. In 2014 and 2015 he has volunteered as a CE Rep and has also been Vice President:

Public Relations for Toastmasters. He has a CC 6 as well as a best speaker for the night award from the Toastmasters society. In 2013, Maqubela was awarded the prestigious Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship.

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7 October 2015 The Oppidan Press 7 Ayanda Mbonani Mbonani is dedicated to the ideal of

Ayanda Mbonani

Mbonani is dedicated to the ideal of women being at the forefront of struc- tural changes and progress in Africa. She is currently doing a Bachelor of Social Science (Law) majoring in Legal Theory and Politics and International Studies. In 2013, Mbonani was the community engagement representative for New House, a community engage- ment officer for Gender Action Project and a community coordinator for Young Women’s Dialogue. Mbonani served as a as a portfolio leader for the Rape and Domestic Violence for Legal Activism and was involved with Inkwenkwezi Society.

Legal Activism and was involved with Inkwenkwezi Society. Tshwarelo Sikwane Sikwane is an Oppidan student at

Tshwarelo Sikwane

Sikwane is an Oppidan student at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. She is working towards a Honours degree in Politics and International Relations. Sikwane has been on the Allan Gray House committee, Drostdy Hall Committee and the Student Representative Council (as Projects Manager and member of the Executive Committee).

(as Projects Manager and member of the Executive Committee). Somila Tshabe Tshabe has been involved in

Somila Tshabe

Tshabe has been involved in the Pan-African Youth Dialogue Biennial Leadership Summit as the Financial Officer. He has been the Hall SRC Representative for Nelson Mandela Hall in 2013, Hall Senior Student in 2014, and a sub-warden in 2015 and 2016. Tshabe has been part of the Siyafundisana Mentoring Programme with the Rhodes Education Department, and is a PGCE intern student.

Rhodes Education Department, and is a PGCE intern student. Grace Moyo Moyo is the Former Vice

Grace Moyo

Moyo is the Former Vice President and Secretary General of the SRC, and current Assistant Director of UNICEF for the National Model United Nations New York Conference. Moyo’s passion for the United Nations and Interna- tional Affairs has led her to participate in conferences across three continents and in committees varying in interest from international peace and security, to human settlements, drugs and crime. She has been a sub-warden, tutor, volunteer, and co-founder of a society at Rhodes. Moyo identifies as an activist, particularly around issues on women and children, and humanitarian issues.

issues on women and children, and humanitarian issues. Keelen Snyders Snyders graduated from Rhodes University with

Keelen Snyders

Snyders graduated from Rhodes University with a BCom Accounting Degree in 2014. He is currently study- ing towards his Postgraduate Diploma in Taxation. Snyders received the Top Cultural Involvement award at Stanley Kidd House in 2012. In 2013, he was a member of the Association of Catholic Tertiary Students Committee, for whom he served as Community En- gagement Officer. In 2014, he was part of the Student Representative Council and organised the environmental projects for Rhodes University. Snyders is also a member of the Independ- ent Electoral Board for the 2015 SRC elections.

Independ- ent Electoral Board for the 2015 SRC elections. Theresa Carolyn Ware Ware took a Round

Theresa Carolyn Ware

Ware took a Round Square Gap Year at Regent’s International School, in Bangkok and is passionate about mentoring high school students. Ware became the first Round Square Coordinator for the African Region. She chose to pursue a degree at Rhodes University in order to pursue teaching. In 2015 Ware was elected into office as the SRC International Councillor. She was later on elected as the replacement Vice-President. Ware has tried to make the most of her time at this university and will continue to be involved at Rhodes University next year.

will continue to be involved at Rhodes University next year. Thomas Nicholson Nicholson was born and

Thomas Nicholson

Nicholson was born and educated in Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Nicholson came to Rhodes on a Hockey scholarship. Nicholson’s fascination with science inspired him to pursue an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, microbiology and human kinetics and ergonomics. He has now refined his interests to using biological systems to benefit industry. Nicholson would like to pursue entrepreneurship with the invaluable leadership experience he has gained during his time at Rhodes University.

he has gained during his time at Rhodes University. Ndana Tendayi Tendayi started studying at Rhodes

Ndana Tendayi

Tendayi started studying at Rhodes in 2011. She has been involved in a range of student leadership positions. For two years, Tendayi acted as SRC Hall Representative and International Affairs Counsellor respectively. She hosted the first ever Internation- alisation Colloquium as well as the Africa Night Ball. Tendayi has tutored Accounting, Statistics and Theory of Finance. She has also been invited to join Golden key and she started her own student-run female clothing busi- ness in Grahamstown. Tendayi is also the 2015 KPMG case challenge winner and currently a member of the Inter- national Office executive committee.

a member of the Inter- national Office executive committee. Lindokuhle Innocent Zungu Zungu currently studies a

Lindokuhle Innocent Zungu

Zungu currently studies a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Law and resides in Cory House. While serving as Activ- ism and Transformation councilor, he pursued transformation for students living with disabilities. As the Rhodes University Activism councilor, Zungu hosted a #BringBackOurGirls Protest which was aimed at showing solidar- ity with Nigeria. This reached national media coverage. In 2015 he was re-elected into office as the Activism and Transformation Councillor. Zungu was later elected as the new Secretary General. He aspires to work for Boston Consulting Group.

Investec Rhodes Top 100 2015

for Boston Consulting Group. Investec Rhodes Top 100 2015 Christopher Carlos Ferreira Rafael Rafael is currently

Christopher Carlos Ferreira Rafael

Rafael is currently doing his PhD in Chemistry. Following this, he would like to work in a research environment, pos- sibly teaching at University level. Rafael has a passion for Rhodes DanceSport, especially teaching and coaching. He has been involved with dancing since high school and has been working to improve dancing at Rhodes as well as in the Eastern Cape. Rafael has com- peted locally and internationally and is currently working towards his South African colours as well as International Adjudicators and Instructors. He has also had the opportunity to be involved in starting up a new company.

the opportunity to be involved in starting up a new company. Candice Rafael Rafael is a

Candice Rafael

Rafael is a third year PhD candidate in Bioinformatics at Rhodes University. She has been involved in society work, sports committees, and teams all the way to SSPC and Sports council. Rafael has also been involved in the academic side under the PGLSC as the president in 2014. She is a team member, team manager, committee member and coach for the Rhodes DanceSport Club. Rafael tutors Maths and EMS at local Grahamstown schools. She has presented her research at both two national and two international conferences.

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Investec Rhodes Top 100 2015

Academic Excellence

The Academic Excellence Award is awarded to candidates who are top academic achievers. Deans of each faculty presented the candidates who received the highest marks across their disciplines.

Commerce

These candidates were chosen for their academic performance throughout the year. Dean of Commerce Professor David Sewry chose them for their excellent results in their respective departments.

Humanities

Dean of the Humanities Faculty Professor Tom Martin has selected these candidates as the top achievers in the June examinations. They have been recognised for their outstanding promise.

Pharmacy

The Rhodes University Pharmacy Faculty has recognised the following candidates for their academics this year. They were selected by the faculty Dean Professor Rod Walker.

Law

The following students have been recognised by Dr Rosaan Krüger, Dean of the Rhodes Law Faculty, for their outstanding performance in their studies this year.

Science

Dean of the Science Faculty Professor Tony Booth selected the following candidates. Each was chosen for their performance this year in their respective departments.

their performance this year in their respective departments. Sinenhlanhla Senzekile Bengu Oliver February Athenkosi

Sinenhlanhla Senzekile Bengu

their respective departments. Sinenhlanhla Senzekile Bengu Oliver February Athenkosi Sibulele Mqoboli Kaitlin

Oliver February

departments. Sinenhlanhla Senzekile Bengu Oliver February Athenkosi Sibulele Mqoboli Kaitlin Cunningham Daniel Tim

Athenkosi Sibulele Mqoboli

Senzekile Bengu Oliver February Athenkosi Sibulele Mqoboli Kaitlin Cunningham Daniel Tim Orsmond Fiona Drummond Adriaan

Kaitlin Cunningham

February Athenkosi Sibulele Mqoboli Kaitlin Cunningham Daniel Tim Orsmond Fiona Drummond Adriaan Slabbert Laura

Daniel Tim Orsmond

Sibulele Mqoboli Kaitlin Cunningham Daniel Tim Orsmond Fiona Drummond Adriaan Slabbert Laura Richardson Shereen

Fiona Drummond

Mqoboli Kaitlin Cunningham Daniel Tim Orsmond Fiona Drummond Adriaan Slabbert Laura Richardson Shereen Essa Kelly Dixon

Adriaan Slabbert

Daniel Tim Orsmond Fiona Drummond Adriaan Slabbert Laura Richardson Shereen Essa Kelly Dixon Grace Shalom

Laura Richardson

Tim Orsmond Fiona Drummond Adriaan Slabbert Laura Richardson Shereen Essa Kelly Dixon Grace Shalom Govere Ryan

Shereen Essa

Drummond Adriaan Slabbert Laura Richardson Shereen Essa Kelly Dixon Grace Shalom Govere Ryan McKerrow Siyabonga

Kelly Dixon

Adriaan Slabbert Laura Richardson Shereen Essa Kelly Dixon Grace Shalom Govere Ryan McKerrow Siyabonga Melamane Shivani

Grace Shalom Govere

Richardson Shereen Essa Kelly Dixon Grace Shalom Govere Ryan McKerrow Siyabonga Melamane Shivani Moodley Tanyaradza

Ryan McKerrow

Shereen Essa Kelly Dixon Grace Shalom Govere Ryan McKerrow Siyabonga Melamane Shivani Moodley Tanyaradza Musakana

Siyabonga Melamane

Dixon Grace Shalom Govere Ryan McKerrow Siyabonga Melamane Shivani Moodley Tanyaradza Musakana Melissa Scorer Carla

Shivani Moodley

Govere Ryan McKerrow Siyabonga Melamane Shivani Moodley Tanyaradza Musakana Melissa Scorer Carla Kirk-Cohen Alexes

Tanyaradza Musakana

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Melissa Scorer

Melamane Shivani Moodley Tanyaradza Musakana Melissa Scorer Carla Kirk-Cohen Alexes Mes Kelly Schwarz Richard Southey

Carla Kirk-Cohen

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A note from The Oppidan Press to say well done and thank you

The Oppidan Press would like to congratulate all the winners of the 2015 Investec Rhodes Top 100 awards. These awards are a testament to the dedication, drive and positive possibility of the future of our generation. However, something as big as this does not happen overnight. We would like to recognise and thank those people who have worked to put together this year’s Investec Rhodes Top 100. Again our gratitude is extended to Investec for their ongoing support and sponsorship, in particular to Carol Dlamini and Setlogane Manchidi for their assistance and direction. Our thanks also go to the Division of Student Affairs Office and Dr Colleen Vassiliou for their continued support for this project. We would also like to express our appreciation to the esteemed judges who gave of their time to assist in the judging process. Finally, we would like to thank The Oppidan Press team who worked hard to bring this year’s project to fruition, particularly Editor-in-Chief Stuart Lewis, Deputy Editor Leila Stein, Online Editor Liam Stout, Print Editor Lili Barras-Hargan, outgoing Chief Sub-Editor Kate Jennings, outgoing Sports Editor Gabi Bellairs-Lombard, Marketing Manager Leila Kidson and Financial Manager Likho Sithole for assisting with the orchestration of this project. Thanks are also extended to Chief Photo Editor Bronwyn Pretorius for her photography of this year’s candidates; outgoing Chief Designer Hannah McDonald, outgoing Assistant Chief Designer Amy-Jane Harkess, incoming Chief Designer Tiffany Mac Sherry, incoming Assistant Chief Designer Lauren Dixon-Paver and their tireless team of designers for the design of the edition as well as our Executive team for compiling the judge’s biographies and our fantastic team of sub-editors for going over all the content in this edition so thoroughly.