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The Completion Workshop

The Devon Valley conference facility near Stellenbosch proves to be a very popular venue for the completion workshop for the Class of 2010. It is the first leadership workshop since the inception of the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships to be organised by the Scholars themselves, and features …

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Warden meets MRF Patron

On his first official visit to southern Africa, new Warden of Rhodes House Dr Don Markwell is taken to visit the Patron in Johannesburg. Dr Markwell’s tour on behalf of the Rhodes Trust takes in Zambia and Zimbabwe as well as South Africa. He is able …

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Volunteering on Mandela Day

The staff of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation team up with partners Oxford University Press Southern Africa to celebrate international Mandela Day on July 18 by helping to renovate the Christine Revell Children’s Home in Athlone, Cape Town. Here the Foundation’s Chairperson and Marie Louise Kriel from …

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Visit to the Apartheid Museum

2010 Mandela Rhodes Scholar Petunia Mpoza shows her ‘Whites’ card at the entrance to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. The Scholar cohort spends time absorbing the exhibits in preparation for discussions at the Glenburn Lodge conference facility later. Scholar Asanda Dodi is in the background.

Scholars visit NMF

The 2010 Mandela Rhodes Scholars visit The Mandela Rhodes Foundation’s sister organisation, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, in Houghton, Johannesburg, for the first time. The group is given a briefing by the Mandela Rhodes Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer in the NMF’s auditorium.

The Mid-Year Workshop

The Class of 2010 comes together for its ‘mid-year’ leadership workshop – held very early this year because of the upcoming soccer World Cup – and sessions get under way at the Glenburn Lodge conference facility in Gauteng. Ice-breaking exercises help the group to grapple with …

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Scholars meet the Patron

For the sixth year running the Patron, Mr Mandela, takes time out from his retirement to receive the newest cohort of Mandela Rhodes Scholars. He invites the Class of 2010 into his Houghton office and interacts with the delighted young people who now carry the scholarship …

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Visit to the Patron

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, represented by its Chairperson, CEO and Scholarships Manager, arranges a visit by the new cohort to the Patron’s office in Johannesburg. Professor Jakes Gerwel briefs Mr Mandela about progress made in the Foundation’s work as the members of the Class of 2010 …

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Trustees’ dinner for OUP

Rhodes House and the MRF host a dinner in honour of Oxford University Press. The dinner is attended by the Chairs of the MRF and the Rhodes Trust, the Warden, MRF Trustees, staff, and Mandela Rhodes Scholars currently studying in Oxford. OUP CEO, Mr Nigel Portwood, …

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9th Meeting of the Trustees

The Board of Trustees meets for the ninth time, this year in the Beit Room in Oxford. Meetings alternate each year between the headquarters of the founding partners: the Mandela Rhodes Building in Cape Town and Rhodes House. Following the retirement of Sir Colin Lucas, the …

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Coverage of the new class

As in previous years there is great interest in the announcement of the names of the latest Class of Mandela Rhodes Scholars, and institutions of higher learning which have been successful waste no time in publicising their achievements. Again the Scholars are spread over a range …

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Visit to Rhodes Cottage

Scholars break away from the conference for a visit arranged by the Foundation to the historic Rhodes Cottage in Muizenberg. The Class of 2010 is able to follow up on its conversations about the very different leadership styles of Nelson Mandela and Cecil Rhodes while viewing …

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