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MRF at Dakar Conference

The Chief Executive Officer represents The Mandela Rhodes Foundation at the annual conference of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, held this year in Dakar, Senegal. The theme is ethical leadership in Africa and many of the continent’s most influential figures attend at the invitation of the renowned …

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Fifth conference of the Alumni

Immediately after the Class of 2012’s completion workshop, the 5th Annual Conference of the Community of Mandela Rhodes Scholars takes place on the campus of the University of the Free State. A highlight is the keynote address by illustrious South African business figure Bobby Godsell, pictured …

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Farewells in Bloemfontein

Mandela Rhodes Scholar John Flanagan (SA & UKZN 2012) gets the Class of 2012 energised as the completion workshop brings to an end their year in residence as Scholars. Pictured are David Gate (Zimbabwe & NMMU), Yumna Laher (SA & Wits), Mario Meyer (SA & UWC), …

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Completion workshop for Class of 2012

To the astonishment of the Class of 2012 as to how swiftly the year in residence has passed, the completion workshop gets under way in Bloemfontein. Each member of the cohort has the opportunity to tell their ‘life story’ as part of the facilitated programme, and …

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Lunch for British High Commissioner at MRF

British High Commissioner Dame Nicola Brewer, accompanied by Consul-General Christopher Trott, visits the Mandela Rhodes Building to see what has been described as one of the most exciting South Africa-United Kingdom bilateral partnerships. At a luncheon in her honour, with Scholars and MRF staff, Dame Nicola …

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MRF reports progress at Oxford Alumni Week

MRF Chief Executive Shaun Johnson shares a platform with Rhodes Trust Chairman and MRF Trustee Dr John Hood, and Rhodes and MRF Trustee John McCall MacBain, at a report-back at Rhodes House during Oxford Alumni Week. Rhodes Scholars from several generations are gathered, and express great …

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Cape Town hosts Nelson Mandela Lecture

The 10th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture comes to Cape Town for the first time, and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation and its Scholars are well represented at the glittering affair in the Cape Town City Hall. Former President of the Republic of Ireland Mary Robinson delivers a …

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Devon Valley discussions

Although the programme for the mid-year workshop is especially intense, there is time for Scholars to interact informally in the beautiful surrounds of Devon Valley. Pictured here are 2012 Scholars Thobela Mfeti (SA & UCT), Danielle Bowler (SA & Rhodes), Elnari Potgieter (SA & Stellenbosch), Mario …

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The mid-year workshop

Devon Valley near Stellenbosch hosts the Class of 2012’s mid-year workshop. Focussing on the complex topic of reconciliation, the workshop also features group exercises. Pictured clockwise, Scholars David Gate (Zimbabwe & NMMU), Nhlakanipho Nkwanyana (SA & Zululand), Stanford Chinyayi (Zimbabwe & NMMU), Elnari Potgieter (SA & …

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Mandela Day at Rhodes House

The staff of the Rhodes Trust, in conjunction with Rhodes Scholars in residence and other supporters, organise a celebratory gathering to mark Mandela Day in Oxford. The turnout is exceptional and the atmosphere memorable. Scholars in residence record a birthday video message for the MRF’s Patron, …

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Scholars meet young leaders on Mandela Day

Mandela Rhodes Scholars interact with students at Maitland High School as part of the Class of 2012’s Mandela Day activities. The youngsters are engaged in discussion about leadership qualities and are encouraged to aspire to be Mandela Rhodes Scholars, like their visitors. MR Scholars 2012 Matthew …

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CMRS puts on conversations for change

The Community of Mandela Rhodes Scholars decides to organise ‘Conversations for Change’ in various regions across South Africa. These are a resounding success. In the Western Cape, the panel comprises Professor Brian O’Connell, Dr Mamphela Ramphele, Rhoda Kadalie, Athambile Masola (MR Scholar South Africa & Rhodes …

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