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Mandela Rhodes scholars at Oxford

A pleasing spin-off from the Mandela Rhodes partnership has been the number of Mandela Rhodes Scholars who continue their postgraduate studies at Oxford University, on a Rhodes or other scholarship. Here Clive Eley (MR Scholar South Africa & Rhodes University 2010), one of the many Mandela …

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MRF addresses Global Scholars Symposium

The Global Scholars Symposium, which brings together current beneficiaries of the world’s most prestigious scholarships programmes – including Rhodes, Commonwealth, Fulbright, Marshall, Gates, Chevening, and many others – is hosted by Rhodes House. MRF Chief Executive Shaun Johnson is invited to give a presentation to delegates …

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Rhodes Scholars visit MRF in Cape Town

Rhodes Scholars in residence who share a particular interest in Africa arrange a group visit to South Africa. As has been the case in previous years, a highlight of the trip is a visit to the Mandela Rhodes Building and an interaction between Rhodes and Mandela …

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Rhodes House dinner to honour OUP

One of the most important and productive partnerships in the history of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is that with Oxford University Press (OUP) Southern Africa – a collaboration which has led to the establishment of several new Mandela Rhodes Scholarships and cemented the close relationship between …

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Trustees’ Luncheon

Prior to the business of the Board meeting, Trustees are able to catch up with one another’s doings since they were last together – members of the Board are based in various countries around the world. Here The Mandela Rhodes Foundation’s newest Trustee, the eminent entrepreneur …

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11th Meeting Of The Board Of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meets for the 11th time, this year in the Beit Room at Rhodes House in Oxford. It is the practice of the Foundation to alternate the annual meeting of the full board between Rhodes House, headquarters of the Rhodes Trust, and the …

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Media Coverage Of The New Class

With universities across South Africa routinely competing to see which can produce the most Mandela Rhodes Scholars each year, the results of the final selection interviews are eagerly awaited and widely publicised by the successful institutions. Universities showcase the success of their elected Mandela Rhodes Scholars …

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Scholar is Entrepreneur of the year

With entrepreneurship as one of its four key principles – the others being leadership, education and reconciliation – the MRF is delighted when the announcement is made that Mandela Rhodes Scholar Nobulali Dangazele (South Africa and Wits, 2008) has been named the national winner in the …

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation Conference in Tunisia

The MRF’s Chairperson and CEO are invited to attend a landmark conference of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in newly democratised Tunisia, where the Ibrahim Prize is awarded to former Cape Verde President Pedro de Verona Rodrigues Pires. Professor Gerwel and Mr Johnson are given the opportunity …

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Scholars meet HRH Prince Charles

HRH the Prince of Wales is introduced in Cape Town to Mandela Rhodes Scholars Maletsabisa Molapo (Lesotho and UCT, 2011), Noella Moshi (Tanzania and UCT, 2011), and Luke Kannemeyer (South Africa and UCT, 2011). Prince Charles is particularly interested in hearing the views of the Scholars …

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HRH Prince Charles visits Cape Town

Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall pay a visit to South Africa at the invitation of the South African President. Prince Charles travels to Cape Town for several engagements, including a briefing on the work of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation. …

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CMRS Lesotho Conference

Mandela Rhodes Scholar Tsepang Majara (Lesotho and UFH, 2009) organises Lesotho’s first conference on entrepreneurialism in Maseru, under the banner of the Community of Mandela Rhodes Scholars. He invites Shaun Johnson to address the conference, after which the MRF’s CEO is given the surprise and honour …

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