Mandela Rhodes scholarships 10th Anniversary

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation celebrated its 10th Anniversary in July 2013, raising a total of R106 million (USD $10.8 million), including a R25 million (USD $2.5 million) gift and R31.5 million (USD $3.2 million) match from the McCall MacBain Foundation. Read full article.

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation aims to build leadership excellence in Africa.

“The intention to establish The Mandela Rhodes Foundation was announced in February 2002 when The Rhodes Trust, as part of its centenary celebrations, entered into a partnership with Mr Mandela and pledged a founding benefaction over 10 years.

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is a unique partnership seeking to close a circle of history for the benefit of current and future generations of Africans. It brings together the 20th century legacy of leadership and reconciliation embodied by Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, and Cecil John Rhodes’s 19th century legacy as it relates specifically to education and entrepreneurship”. Read more on