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A milestone Rhodes University PhD written in isiXhosa

Dr Hlezi Kunju, who wrote his Rhodes University PhD in isiXhosa, with his family

A chance encounter between a South African music teacher and Xhosa-speaking students in Zimbabwe has led to the production of Rhodes University’s first PhD thesis in isiXhosa. Although the study unveiled little-known linkages between AmaXhosa in the Eastern Cape and a community of over 200000 others living in Mbembesi, about ...

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Rhodes Graduate Tolakele Silo Lightened The Stage With Her Xhosa Dance

A Rhodes University graduate broke the norm at her graduation ceremony in Grahamstown this month when she performed a traditional dance before receiving her degree. When Tolakele Silo’s name was called at the 1820 Settlers National Monument on Saturday, her family ululated and called out the family’s clan names as ...

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