Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan named Shaheen Seedat (BEconSc Hons 2010) the winner in the postgraduate category of the 2010 Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition on 11 March. Shaheen was awarded a Rhodes scholarship for 2011 to read for a Doctorate in Financial Economics at the University of Oxford.
Tristram is working on a few media projects including developing a television talk show which will be presented by an up and coming stand-up comedian to be broadcasted on community tv. He is also currently producing a video for TSIBA and the DG Murray Trust on young emerging leaders.
His company, Third World Revolution Films is continuing production on a documentary about slain struggle hero Ashley Kriel. Soon Third World Revolution Films will launch its own video on demand channel focusing on short current affairs programmes and short films, which will be available on mobile and internet platforms.
Given the increasing number of scholars taking up further educational opportunities at UK universities, a UK CMRS branch has recently been set up to keep people connected and engaged. The first gathering of UK-based scholars happened in Oxford at the beginning of 2011. A group of six scholars met for a dinner and then went on to attend a social event at Rhodes House.
Our planned activities as a branch of the CMRS are twofold; firstly to meet up as regularly as possible while based in the UK and secondly to provide advice and support to any scholars looking to pursue studies at UK universities.
As a Mandela Rhodes Scholar and a Mellon Mays Fellow, Rachel Nyaradzo Adams is fully convinced of the value of leadership programmes in creating opportunity, building capacity and enabling vision in individuals whose life circumstances limit their full potential.
Due to her life changing experiences on these two programmes, Rachel decided to commit her life’s work to building the kind of leadership capacity that will bring change to the African continent.
The University of the Western Cape has a rich historical background. Many have passed through the hands of the institution. I have been there for seven years. For a long time a few faithful students spoke about how we could do something meaningful on campus and get students to interact and engage with each other. We decided to start a student newspaper. And so it began...