UCT celebrated the graduation of two MasterCard Foundation scholars from its first cohort of 20 students. Both scholars are Zimbabweans, who obtained master's degrees in commercial law.
Gilbert Hwani completed an MPhil degree while Zindoga graduated with an LLM. The scholars are ploughing back into their home country through internships at one of the leading law firms in Zimbabwe.
"I aim to become a leading lawyer and academic in the field of corporate and commercial Law," said Hwani, who hopes to build a stream of research that will contribute to the reform and ongoing modernisation of corporate law in Zimbabwe.
Zindoga completed his undergraduate studies at the University of the Western Cape. He was involved in various community projects, one of which is Remember and Give, a student-driven development initiative which aims to raise funds to support developmental initiatives in communities. "My interests centre around securities, company law generally and company law reform in particular," he added.
UCT has partnered with The MasterCard Foundation in its global scholars programme; an educational initiative that will provide academically talented young people from economically disadvantaged communities in Sub-Saharan Africa access to quality university education.
Under the Program, 300 scholarships will be awarded over a period of 10 years to students from Africa to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies at UCT.
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