South Africa & Stellenbosch University, 2018
Jeanine Botha is currently working as program director and head teacher at DS de Wet School for Autism, a non-profit organization located in Bredasdorp, Western Cape. She is also enrolled for a MSocSci in Community Mental Health Promotion at the South African College for Applied Psychology.
Jeanine graduated with B.Ed (Foundation Phase) degree in 2014, followed by her BA (Hon) Psychology and MA (Psychology), which she completed as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar in 2018.
During her studies, Jeanine served on various committees, including the SRC Cultural and Transformation Committees, the Maties Equestrian Club Executive Committee and the Golden Key Executive Committee. She was also co-founder and vice-chairperson of the Operation Smile Stellenbosch Student Society. Jeanine served two terms as academic mentor in her residence and was also editor of her residence’s newspaper. She was the recipient of a Stellenbosch University Rector’s Award for Excellent Achievement in the category Service Provision in 2018.
At postgraduate level, Jeanine presented her research at various conferences and has had articles published from her work. She has received various postgraduate bursaries, including the Huwisu Bursary to attend the Humboldt University Winter School in Berlin, a National Research Foundation (NRF) Scholarship and an Ithemba Foundation Research Bursary.
Jeanine is also a qualified Pastry Chef and runs a home bakery, Flour Child Bakes, in her spare time.