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Meet our Scholars

The ripple effect: get to know our impactful alumni

Mandela Rhodes Scholars go on to accomplish extraordinary things, collectively working to deliver Madiba’s legacy of transformative impact in Africa.

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Hope for Africa: Kevin Kantize reflects on his experience

Current scholars

DecorationAbraham Duol

Abraham Duol

South Sudan & University of Pretoria, 2023

DecorationAwonke Sixabayi

Awonke Sixabayi

South Africa & Rhodes University, 2023

DecorationChomba Nyemba-Mubanga

Chomba Nyemba-Mubanga

Zambia & University of Pretoria, 2023

DecorationCynthia Nyongesa

Cynthia Nyongesa

Kenya & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationDavid Akobe

David Akobe

Nigeria & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationDesmond Munyadzwe

Desmond Munyadzwe

Botswana & University of the Witwatersrand, 2023

DecorationElizabeth Mwangi

Elizabeth Mwangi

Kenya & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationFabian Ssebulimes

Fabian Ssebulimes

Uganda & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationFama Jallow

Fama Jallow

Gambia & University of the Witwatersrand, 2023

DecorationFlorence Aruko

Florence Aruko

Uganda & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationFrancisca Timothy

Francisca Timothy

Nigeria & University of the Witwatersrand, 2023

DecorationHumairaa Moosa

Humairaa Moosa

South Africa & University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2023

DecorationIrene Mpofu

Irene Mpofu

South Africa & University of Pretoria, 2023

DecorationJanet Wasinda

Janet Wasinda

Nigeria & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationJean de Dieu Ndayashimiye

Jean de Dieu Ndayashimiye

Burundi & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationJohn Mwati Gichanga

John Mwati Gichanga

Kenya & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationJohn Saylay Singbae

John Saylay Singbae

Liberia & University of Pretoria, 2023

DecorationKarisma Mamboleo

Karisma Mamboleo

Tanzania & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationKholisani Ndlovu

Kholisani Ndlovu

Zimbabwe & Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2023

DecorationLumbani Ngulube

Lumbani Ngulube

Malawi & University of the Witwatersrand, 2023

DecorationM'khuzo Mwachande

M'khuzo Mwachande

Zambia & University of Pretoria, 2023

DecorationMelisa Clara Bhebe

Melisa Clara Bhebe

Zimbabwe & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationMichael Ncube

Michael Ncube

Zimbabwe & University of the Witwatersrand, 2023

DecorationMpanangombe Wrixon

Mpanangombe Wrixon

Malawi & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationMwayi Prudence Msokera

Mwayi Prudence Msokera

Malawi & University of the Witwatersrand, 2023

DecorationOdenakachi Akum Okeke

Odenakachi Akum Okeke

Nigeria & University of Pretoria, 2023

DecorationPraise Tembo

Praise Tembo

Malawi & Rhodes University, 2023

DecorationRopafadzo Sandra Shoko

Ropafadzo Sandra Shoko

Zimbabwe & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationRushwaya Rudorwashe

Rushwaya Rudorwashe

Zimbabwe & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationSaa Michel Tolno

Saa Michel Tolno

Guinea & University of the Witwatersrand, 2023

DecorationSara Lagardien

Sara Lagardien

South Africa & University of the Western Cape, 2023

DecorationSarah Malwil

Sarah Malwil

South Sudan & University of Pretoria, 2023

DecorationSiphelelisiwe Ntombela

Siphelelisiwe Ntombela

South Africa & University of the Witwatersrand, 2023

DecorationSmangaliso Mbili

Smangaliso Mbili

South Africa & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationThabo Mhapha

Thabo Mhapha

Botswana & University of the Witwatersrand, 2023

DecorationUlemu Kanyongolo

Ulemu Kanyongolo

Malawi & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationWilson Hollyfield Nkwanui Fongong

Wilson Hollyfield Nkwanui Fongong

Cameroon & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationWorthy Williams

Worthy Williams

Namibia & University of Cape Town, 2023

DecorationYamkela Ntshakaza

Yamkela Ntshakaza

South Africa & University of Cape Town, 2023

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