Not the first fe­male pres­i­dent of the SRC

Grocott's Mail - - MAKANA VOICES -

In last Fri­day’s edi­tion of Gro­cott’s Mail there is a prom­i­nent ar­ti­cle re­port­ing on the ap­point­ment of the new Pres­i­dent of the SRC at Rhodes. It is re­ported that the first Fe­male Pres­i­dent was Kholosa Loni.

In the same ar­ti­cle the Vice Chan­cel­lor is quoted as say­ing, “Rhodes stu­dents ac­knowl­edge the power in women who have been ab­sent in lead­er­ship po­si­tions, par­tic­u­larly within stu­dent coun­cils.”

I think that if the SRC were to go through its records it would find that, in fact, the first fe­male Pres­i­dent was Mar­garet Jean Roberts who would have been so elected in the early 1950s.

If my age­ing mem­ory is cor­rect, what do the SRC and the VC say now?

Ian Sholto-Dou­glas

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