15 Mandela Rhodes scholars to study at UCT

15 January 2016 | Story by Newsroom

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation has announced its selection of the 12th cohort of Mandela Rhodes Scholars – 15 of whom will be studying at UCT in 2016.

The scholarship is open to citizens of all African countries for postgraduate study at a South African university. Applicants are selected on the basis of their commitment to education, reconciliation, leadership and entrepreneurship and have a history of above-average academic results. During their time in residence, the Mandela Rhodes Scholars also participate in customised leadership development programmes.

Each year the Mandela Rhodes Foundation selects 50 candidates. This year UCT has the lion's share with 15 scholars enrolling for postgraduate studies here.

The UCT scholars are as follows:

Melody AsukileMelody Asukile (Zambia), MMed Neurology

Colin BesaansColin Besaans (South Africa), Honours Economics

Zenzo ChakaraZenzo Chakara (Zimbabwe), MSc Audiology

Natalia DambeNatalia Dambe (Malawi), BSc Hons Geographical Information Systems

Kerstin HallKerstin Hall (South Africa), MA Creative Writing

Mussawir Anjam HassanMussawir Anjam Hassan (Tanzania), MPhil International Law

Mary JiyaniMary Jiyani (Malawi), LLM

Qaphela MashalabaQaphela Mashalaba (South Africa), MPhil Financial Mathematics

Moretlo MoleliMoretlo Moleli (Lesotho), Honours International Relations

LethaboMotswalediLethabo Motswaledi (South Africa), MSc Engineering Geomatics

Loise NdegwaLoise Ndegwa (Kenya), BA Hons International Relations

Ofentse NokoOfentse Noko (South Africa), MSc Biomedical Engineering

Henry OwenHenry Owen (Uganda), LLM Commercial Law

Julia Standish-WhiteJulia Standish-White (South Africa), BSocSci Hons Psychology

MinaYousseifMina Yousseif (Egypt), Honours Social Development

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