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2017 Scholars Announced

Published 1 December 2016

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The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is delighted to announce the selection of the 13th cohort of Mandela Rhodes Scholars, who make up the Class of 2017.

The new Mandela Rhodes Scholars, selected at the final interviews in Johannesburg and Cape Town in October, bring to 377 the total number of Scholarships awarded since the programme was launched in 2005.

It is expected that up to 80 Mandela Rhodes Scholars will be in residence in 2017 – a record number.

Details of the new Scholars, including their countries of origin, institutions and proposed study to be undertaken, can be found under The Scholars section on the web page.

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

Details on the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships programme may be found at

For further information about the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships, requests for interviews with Scholars or Foundation staff, or copies of photographs for publication, please contact Mandela Rhodes Foundation Programme Officer Pam Barron on 021 424 3346 or e-mail

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