UCT has welcomed six new fellows on the University Science, Humanities & Engineering Partnerships in Africa (USHEPiA) programme.
USHEPiA, established in 1996 and funded since 1997 by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, is a partnership of eight Southern and East African universities that, through fellowships, aims to build capacity and collaboration among established African researchers. The programme has graduated 31 fellows (master's and PhDs) since then.
This latest group is made up of Rafiki Yohana of the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, who will pursue her PhD in linguistics, supervised by Professor Raj Mesthrie.
Norbert Musekiwa of the University of Zimbabwe will read for a PhD in political studies, supervised by Professor Robert Schrire.
Deo John Nangela, also from the University of Dar es Salaam, will read for his PhD in law, supervised by Professor Julien Hofman.
Moses Batiibwe of Makerere University in Uganda is pursuing a PhD in religious studies, supervised by Professor David Chidester. (USHEPiA graduate Dr Mary Gorrete Nakabugo is his supervisor at home.) Christine Noe, a third fellow from the University of Dar es Salaam, is reading for a PhD in environmental studies, supervised by Dr Maano Ramutsindela.
Isabella Njeri Wachira of the University of Nairobi in Kenya is working on a PhD in construction, supervised by Dr Dave Root.
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