Students invited to apply for postgraduate Mandela Rhodes Scholarship

Annette Willemse -- Sun, 05/17/2015 - 13:32

Students invited to apply for postgraduate Mandela Rhodes Scholarship

Do you aspire to be a leader who will contribute positively to the development of the African continent? Do you want to pursue postgraduate studies in 2016, and are looking for a fully-funded scholarship opportunity? Do you wish to be part of a life-changing leadership development programme with a diverse group of talented leaders from across the continent? If so, the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship could be the answer you are searching for!

The vision of the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship

The central purpose of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is to build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa (whilst also seeking to foster better reconciliation and entrepreneurship) through its various programmes and, to this end, aims to be the leading protagonist in Africa for such endeavours.

We do this in the firm belief that, in the words of our Founder and Patron, Mr Nelson Mandela, “…the work of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation will substantively contribute to a better life for the people of South Africa and further abroad on the African continent…”

The Mandela Rhodes programmes will develop leadership and vocational capacity across African society, to help the continent achieve success and prosperity and full equal participation in the global world.

The mission of the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship

The Mission that The Mandela Rhodes Foundation undertakes for each of these stakeholders is as follows;

  • For the donors, who empower and endow the Mandela Rhodes Foundation, the scholarship endeavours to provide an efficient and professionally managed and governed enterprise which serves as the vehicle and channel to deliver the jointly-desired social impact indicated by our vision and purpose.
  • For the Scholars and other programme participants, the scholarship strives to support and build the leadership and intellectual capacity that is needed in order for the Mandela Rhodes Foundation to have the kind of social impact that speaks to its vision.
  • For the communities, from whom the scholars are sought and for whom the envisioned social benefit is sought, the Mandela Rhodes Foundation undertakes never to forget the purpose for which it exists and, in so doing, pledges to work tirelessly and with accountability so as to maximise its impact of empowerment.
  • For related charities and Foundations (e.g.: The Rhodes Trust, the other ‘Mandela’ Foundations), with whom it shares common heritage, the Mandela Rhodes Foundation strives to act collaboratively as needs be, and in ways that mutually enhance the respective endeavours.

Guiding principles of the scholarship

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship is guided by four principles, namely: leadership, reconciliation, education and entrepreneurship. These guiding principles help to build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa. Honours and Masters Studies are fully funded by the scholarship, as well as a yearlong leadership development programme based on the four guiding principles.

Apply now

All interested students should contact Mr Zakhele Gamede on (016) 910 3198 or send him an e-mail to the closing date for submissions (on the Vaal Triangle Campus) is 10 June 2015 at 12:00. For more information pertaining to the scholarship and the application process, go to