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2016 Scholars Announced

Published 4 December 2015

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The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is delighted to announce the selection of the 12th cohort of Mandela Rhodes Scholars, who make up the ‘Class of 2016’.

The 50 new Mandela Rhodes Scholars selected at the final interviews in Johannesburg and Cape Town in November, bring to 325 the total number of Scholarships awarded since the programme was established in 2004.

Details of the new Scholars, including their countries of origin, institutions of study and degrees to be undertaken, are provided under The Scholars section of this website.

During their time in residence, Mandela Rhodes Scholars pursue their postgraduate studies and participate in customised leadership development programmes.

Details on the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships programme may be found in “The Scholarship” section of this website.

For further information about the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships, requests for interviews with Foundation staff or Scholars, or copies of photographs for publication, please contact Pam Barron (Scholarships and Property Coordinator) on 021 424 3346 or

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