During this year, we recognise our many extraordinary graduates by honouring the achievements of 50 alumni. We celebrated 10 of these honourees at the Grand Ball held during the April 2022 graduation ceremonies at Rhodes University in Makhanda.  The remaining  40 will be acknowledged later this year, in alumni events hosted by the Rhodes University Communications Division in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. Below are the first 10 who represent a mix of those early students who shaped the journalism of the 70s and 80s and more recent graduates who in their short careers have already made their mark.

Past awardees: April 2022

Guy Berger

Zubeida Jaffer

Rich Mkhondo

Krivani Pillay

Margaret Jjuuko

Haru Mutasa

Pippa Ehrlich

Yusuf Omar

Zikhona Tshona

Kathryn Cleary

Upcoming awardees

Tanya Accone, Audrey Brown, Peter Bruce, Sherwin Bryce-Pease, Rebecca Davis, Paula Fray, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, Alison Gillwald, Stephen Grootes, Nick Grubb, Ray Hartle, Jin Jeon, Graeme Joffe, Leonie Joubert, Angie Kapelianis, Atiyya Khan, Daneel Knoetze, Tony Lankester, David Mann, Admire Mare, Karyn Maughan, Michael Markovitz, Lizeka Mda, Lindile Mpanza, Kammy Naidoo, Anand Naidoo, Yolisa Njamela, James Oatway, David O’Sullivan, Daylin Paul, Marshall Patsanza, Minoshni Pillay, Angela Quintal, Heather Robertson, Elna Schutz, Marion Sparg, Steyn Speed, Kerry Swift, Deirdre Uren, Sue Valentine.