Not the first female president of the SRC

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In last Friday’s edition of Grocott’s 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 it’s 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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