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Class of 2018 announced

Published 8 December 2017

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The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is delighted to announce the selection of the 14th cohort of Mandela Rhodes Scholars, who make up the Class of 2018.

The new Mandela Rhodes Scholars, selected at the final interviews in Cape Town in October, bring to close to 450 the total number of Scholarships awarded since the Programme was launched in 2005.

A record number of Mandela Rhodes Scholars will be in residence in 2018.

Details of the new Scholars, including their countries of origin, institutions and proposed study to be undertaken, are provided in the attached schedule.

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 Associate Coralie Valentyn on 021 424 3346 or e-mail

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