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 Asukile (Zambia), MMed Neurology
Colin Besaans (South Africa), Honours Economics
Zenzo Chakara (Zimbabwe), MSc Audiology
Natalia Dambe (Malawi), BSc Hons Geographical Information Systems
Kerstin Hall (South Africa), MA Creative Writing
Mussawir Anjam Hassan (Tanzania), MPhil International Law
Mary Jiyani (Malawi), LLM
Qaphela Mashalaba (South Africa), MPhil Financial Mathematics
Moretlo Moleli (Lesotho), Honours International Relations
Lethabo Motswaledi (South Africa), MSc Engineering Geomatics
Loise Ndegwa (Kenya), BA Hons International Relations
Ofentse Noko (South Africa), MSc Biomedical Engineering
Henry Owen (Uganda), LLM Commercial Law
Julia Standish-White (South Africa), BSocSci Hons Psychology
Mina Yousseif (Egypt), Honours Social Development
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