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The 2006 Scholars meet Mr Mandela

The 15 Mandela Rhodes Scholars elected for the year 2006 gather at Mandela House in Johannesburg to be introduced to the Patron. Mr Mandela has encouraging words for each of the Scholars, and expresses the hope that as the year begins in earnest, they will do …

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Election of Mandela Rhodes Scholars 2006

For the second year, a high-powered selection committee, including eminent individuals independent of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, is convened to elect the next year’s group of Mandela Rhodes Scholars – this time 15 Scholarships are on offer, more than double the number in the inaugural year, …

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Summit Meeting of Tertiary Institutions at MRF

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation convenes at its Cape Town headquarters a unique gathering – the Deans of Students or their equivalents from every accredited tertiary institution in South Africa. The intensive ‘summit’ ensures full consultation about the workings of the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships, and establishes lines …

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Establishment of Friends of MRF (USA)

Influential Rhodes Scholars in the United States who are passionate supporters of the work of the Foundation agree to establish the Friends of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation (USA), with Dr Daniel Bloomfield as its President.

Launch of Mandela Rhodes Scholars 2005

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is ready to ‘go public’ and introduce its first Scholars to the media. The event in Cape Town receives widespread publicity across South Africa and the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship becomes instantly well-known, attracting a flood of enquiries from prospective Scholars.

4th Meeting of Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees holds its fourth meeting – the second at The Mandela Rhodes Foundation’s headquarters in Cape Town – and endorses the Foundation’s programme strategy and fundraising campaigns, as well as reviewing its audited accounts and approving an annual budget.

Election of First Mandela Rhodes Scholars

A high-powered selection committee convenes to interview candidates shortlisted for the inaugural Mandela Rhodes Scholarships. Eight Scholars are elected and the first cohort will be placed at South African tertiary institutions in 2005. The inaugural group of Mandela Rhodes Scholars, with their parents, are invited to …

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Nelson Mandela Legacy Trust (UK) Established

In collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Mandela Rhodes Foundation assists in the establishment of an independent charitable body in the United Kingdom to support the work of Mr Mandela’s charities in Africa. Mr Niall FitzGerald (pictured here with his wife Ingrid), Chairman of Reuters …

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Patron Visits MRF to Thank Supporters

Mr Mandela hosts a ‘thank-you tea party’ at The Mandela Rhodes Foundation’s headquarters to thank supporters and suppliers who have helped – many of them work- ing pro bono – the Foundation to become operational within less than a year of its estab- lishment. Here he …

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Third Meeting of Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meets again at Rhodes House in the United Kingdom, and approves the launch of the flagship Mandela Rhodes Scholarships programme in 2005, one year ahead of schedule.

Mr Mandela’s Retirement Announcement

Mr Mandela announces in Johannesburg that he is handing over the bulk of his ‘legacy work’ to the charitable organisations founded and operating in his name. The focus must now shift from the individual to the organisations, he says. The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, the Nelson …

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Second Meeting of Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees holds its second meeting, this time at The Mandela Rhodes Foundation’s newly-donated headquarters in Cape Town, and approves the strategy plan for the Mandela Rhodes Programmes to build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa. The Patron, Mr Mandela, joins the meeting at the …

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