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The Mandela Rhodes Foundation offers young leaders from across the African continent a chance to become part of Nelson Mandela’s legacy of transformative impact.

We offer a life-changing opportunity for personal growth via a prestigious postgraduate scholarship and Leadership Development Programme, for those who want to use their talents to serve Africa.

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623
scholars
33
countries
35
disciplines
19
cohorts
Explore our interactive 2021 yearbook to see these numbers brought to life!

Meet the Class of 2022

DecorationAndre Yvan Zolo Ossou
DecorationBlair Michael Ntambi
DecorationBrenda Berriliy Lukong
DecorationChristy Chitengu
DecorationDesire Runganga
DecorationElim Shanko
DecorationEmmanuel Kiwewa
DecorationEmmanuel Okello
DecorationGugulethu Dube
DecorationIsmail Michael Ombo
DecorationKarabo Malahleha
DecorationLeina Meoli
DecorationLuqman Abdukadir Jama
DecorationMikhaila Steenkamp
DecorationMilly Khainza
DecorationMwansa Mwansa
DecorationNadia Van der Merwe
DecorationNicola Chidyaonga
DecorationSagel Kundieko
DecorationSamantha Akinyi Osanjo
DecorationSharna Fester
DecorationSusan Mwihaki Maina
DecorationTelma Bobim-Woh Njuh
DecorationThobeka Mnisi
DecorationThokozani Mwase
DecorationTshegofatso Phatshwane

A Pan-African scholarship

As a Mandela Rhodes Scholar, you will meet and engage with the brighest minds from across the African continent.

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