About

Time tested: The iconic RU Admin block

High spirits: Prof Sizwe Mabizela

What is RU120?

One Hundred and Twenty 
years of Excellence.

Reunite, reconnect, reimagine.

Rhodes University (RU) is planning a year-long celebration of its bidecacentennial anniversary in 2024. This is a moment for critical reflection and strategic re-imagination for growth and sustainability, drawing from our collective resolve and working with our stakeholders. Our IDP is the lodestar in this regard.

RU120 is about:
  • Amplifying our scholarly voice in social commentary and the public domain.
  • Showcasing academic, research and community engagement excellence.
  • Resource mobilisation
  • Infrastructure development and beautification.
  • Brand development and positioning

Taking a step back in time: Did you know that three decades ago, a gutsy, pragmatic group of Rhodes University academics created email in this country, opening the digital gateway between South Africa and the world? Settle in for an entertaining read about the resourceful tech wizards who achieved success on a minimal budget, with a lot of grit, and with a smattering of good luck.

Read the article

RU120 Faculty Logos

Showing our university in all its diversities. 😊👌

Rhodes University RU120 Project Faculty logos

Online Giving

One of the key strategic goals of RU120 is to fill the gap for to the so-called “missing middle.”

Thousands of students are unable to obtain their qualifications as they have unpaid fees due – and we want our esteemed Alumni to help fill the gap. Give n Gain is one of the ways to donate. For more info, email: ru120@ru.ac.za

RU120 Project Progress

Stakeholders
Consultations
Aug 2023 - Sept 2023
Stakeholders Consultations

The Vice Chancellorate, Steering Committee, University Community, Students Representative Council, Labour Unions, Middle Management, Deanery, Alumni network, Residences leadership.

Concept
Development
Sept 2023 - In progress
Concept Development

First meeting of the leaders of the self-directing teams held, project planning, monitoring and reporting tool created, ongoing integration of strategic initiatives across the institution (celebrations by ILAM, Chemistry Department, JMS, Knockin'-on-Heavens-Door alumni group re-union, Law faculty...), steady stream of really great project ideas coming through ru120@ru.ac.za, Project symbol unveiled.

Intro-Project Cross
Reference & Consolidation
Intro-Project Cross Reference & Consolidation
Integrated
Project Plan
Integrated
Project Plan
Project
implementation
Project
implementation

Documents & Resources

No. Name of Document Document Type Project Format Action
1
RU120 Project Charter
Informational
RU120 Main Project
PDF
2
RU120 Email Signature
RU120 Main Project
RU120 Main Project
PDF
3
Logo Development Concept
Informational
RU120 Main Project
PDF
4
Steering Commitee
Organogram
RU120 Main Project
PDF
5
Branding Documents
Branding / Instructional
RU120 Main Project
G-DRIVE LINK
6
Project Organogram
Informational
RU120 Main Project
Image/PNG
7
About RU120 Logo
Branding
RU120 Main Project
PDF
8
Update Email Signature
Branding
Institutional
Video

Our Role Players

Meet the dynamic RU120 Project Team.

Sub-Projects Leaders

Meet the dynamic RU120 Project Team.

Latest News & Articles

Contact Us

Reach out to us today with question or comments for the project.

We endeavor to respond within 48 hrs excluding weekends and holidays.

 

Phone:
046-603-8111 / 046-603-8646

Email:
ru120@ru.ac.za

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