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Another Mandela Rhodes Scholar joins the Foundation

It gives me enormous pleasure to announce the appointment of Mandela Rhodes Scholar Coralie Valentyn (South Africa & University of the Western Cape, 2014 – biography attached) to the position of Programme Associate in the Foundation’s scholarships team.

Coralie will report to Deputy Executive Director Judy Sikuza (South Africa & Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, 2007). Read more

January 2017 update from the MRF

UPDATE FROM THE MANDELA RHODES FOUNDATION: JANUARY 2017

The MRF year is already in full swing with the MRF team making final preparations for the arrival of the Class of 2017 in Cape Town for their Introductory Workshop. But there is an even more excited and celebratory mood than usual in the Mandela Rhodes Building, with the announcement of an important new appointment at the Foundation. Read more

2017 Scholars Announced

MANDELA RHODES SCHOLARS
CLASS OF 2017 ANNOUNCED

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is delighted to announce the selection of the 13th cohort of Mandela Rhodes Scholars, who make up the Class of 2017.

The new Mandela Rhodes Scholars, selected at the final interviews in Johannesburg and Cape Town in October, bring to 377 the total number of Scholarships awarded since the programme was launched in 2005. Read more

November 2016 update from the MRF

UPDATE FROM THE MANDELA RHODES FOUNDATION: NOVEMBER 2016

Another extremely active, important and challenging year for the MRF will soon come to a close. This is my final Executive Director’s Update for 2016. Read more

August 2016 update from the MRF

UPDATE FROM THE MANDELA RHODES FOUNDATION: AUGUST 2016

Big news: Doctoral scholarships opportunity for Mandela Rhodes Scholars announced

In a decision that demonstrates not only its extraordinary generosity, but also great confidence in the quality of the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships programme and in the calibre of our Scholars, The Leverhulme Trust is to fund new scholarships for doctoral study in the UK.  Read more

April 2016 update from the MRF

The astonishing growth in the number of expressions of interest in the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships is continuing this year, and with a vengeance! As of today, more than 8000 (eight thousand) potential applicants had registered on our website – and that with still a week to go before we close off this initial stage of the process for selecting the Class of 2017. (Last year’s number was a then-record 5500.)

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