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The MRF’s work showcased in Washington DC

President Obama honours Madiba’s legacy at 100th celebrations In July 2018, South Africa and the world marked the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, one of the most important figures of the 20th century.  Mr Mandela’s legacy lives on in the imaginations of …

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APPLICATIONS FOR THE CLASS OF 2020 OPEN 8 MARCH 2019

Who we are The central purpose of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is to build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa. The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship is a combination of financial support for postgraduate studies and a high quality Leadership Development Programme.

Update from the Mandela Rhodes Foundation: August 2018

Important new Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy adopted by MRF I am proud to report that after extensive and concerted work by the MRF executive team, assisted by leading experts, a new comprehensive Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment/Bullying Policy was adopted by the Board of Trustees in Cape Town …

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Update from the Mandela Rhodes Foundation: May 2018

The Leverhulme Mandela Rhodes Doctoral Scholars 2018  This year’s field was very large and very strong and it was an extremely difficult task for the Selection Committee to eventually award the annual Leverhulme Mandela Rhodes Scholarships to two out of the five excellent candidates who made …

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February 2018 Update from the MRF

Although the political seas are tumultuous in South Africa in 2018 the good ship MRF has sailed smoothly through the waters thus far, I am pleased to report. All credit to my superb team at the Foundation. Team MRF has ensured that in the centenary year …

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2018 Scholars Announced

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is delighted to announce the selection of the 14th cohort of Mandela Rhodes Scholars, who make up the Class of 2018.