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MRF Meets African Union Head

The Chairman and the CEO attend the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Governance Weekend, this year held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr Ibrahim, a Trustee of the MRF, hosts prominent African and Africanist figures in a different capital on the continent each year, for important talks. While in …

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Meeting with the Vice Chancellor of Oxford

Amidst the hurly-burly of the Rhodes Trust 110 events and celebrations, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Dr Andrew Hamilton, spends some quiet time in discussion with the MRF’s Chairman and CEO. He expresses delight at the number of Mandela Rhodes Scholars who choose to …

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MRF Update to Rhodes Scholars Reunion

The MRF’s CEO and its Chairman address a packed gathering at the Rothermere Intitute to report on what had been achieved by the Foundation in the decade since its establishment. Attendees included Rhodes Scholars spanning both generations and the globe, and they view the MRF’s documentary …

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Rhodes Trust Celebrates 110th Anniversary

The Rhodes Trust stages a spectacular series of events in Oxford to mark it’s 110th Anniversary. The MRF, which had been privileged to be part of the massive organisational effort preceding the events, is represented by its Chairman and its CEO, who address a well-attended presentation …

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The Completion Workshop

With the conclusion of the MRF10 Anniversary & Reunion events in July, (the overwhelming focus of the Foundation’s year, showcased on pages 10-18 of this Yearbook), the Completion Workshop comes upon the 2013 cohort very suddenly. Held for the first time in Franschhoek, the Workshop see …

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The Mid-Year Workshop

This year’s Mid-year Workshop, on the very eve of the momentous MRF 10th Anniversary & Reunion events, takes place at Kleine Zalze near Stellenbosch. As usual the Workshop at this time of year focusses on the principle and theme of reconciliation, and the Mandela Rhodes Scholars …

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Rhodes House Celebrates Mandela Day

In what is becoming a fast-developing annual tradition, the staff of The Rhodes Trust in Oxford, along with Rhodes Scholars in residence and other supporters, organise a gathering to celebrate Mandela Day at Rhodes House. It is a joyous occasion in the award-winning Rhodes House gardens, …

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CEO at Cambridge Union

In his address at the Cambridge Union, the MRF’s CEO conveys a message of support for the Global Scholars Symposium from Mrs Graça Machel, who had hoped to address the gathering in person but could not travel due to the ill health of her husband, MRF …

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Global Scholars Symposium in Cambridge

MRF CEO Shaun Johnson is invited to address the Global Scholars Symposium at the Cambridge Union in the United Kingdom, giving an update on the work of the Foundation to the conference themed ‘The next 30 years: Bridging ideas to action’. The GSS brings together current …

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Visit to the Mayor of Cape Town

Three Mandela Rhodes Scholars accompany the MRF’s CEO to meet the Mayor of Cape Town and to listen to her annual opening address at the Civic Centre. Mandela Rhodes Scholars Eugene Davids (South Africa & UWC 2012), Thobela Mfeti (South Africa & UCT 2012) and Jessica …

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Leverhulme approves extraordinary gift

In terms of financial sustainability, the year ends with the extraordinarily good news that The Leverhulme Trust has approved a second major grant to The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, which will bring the Trust’s contribution to £5m over a 10 year period. The decision is a significant …

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Luncheon for Friends of the MRF USA

Rhodes Scholar and President of the Friends of the MRF, Ian Glenday, pays a visit to the MRF. He is pictured here with Eugene Davids (SA & UWC 2012), Andrew Gasnolar (SA & UWC 2012), Hapiloe Maranyane (Lesotho & UCT 2009), Danielle Bowler (SA & Rhodes …

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